November 2, 2012 Playlist

"Ladies Of The Canyon" by Joni Mitchell (1970)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Joni Mitchell  "Ladies Of The Canyon"  1970 (Canada)
The legendary "queen of the hippies" Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Joan Anderson) turns 69 years old this week.  This Sasketchawanian lady began her career as a folk singer, but began to break through when other artists like Judy Collins and Buffy St. Marie began recording her songs.  In 1968, her pal David Crosby talked Reprise records into signing her as a solo artist.  By the time of this, her third album, the era of individualist singer-songwriters was well under way -- a trend she had more to do with creating than perhaps anyone other than Bob Dylan himself.
Here's Joni singing this album's biggest hit -- the enviro classic "Big Yellow Taxi".  The other well known tune from Ladies is "Woodstock" -- a song about the famous concert performed just 4 weeks after the event!  (The hit version of the song was done by her pals Crosby Stills Nash & Young.)  More folky delights can be found in this duet with Johnny Cash from his superhip TV show.  As the 1970's wore on, Joni moved in the direction of electric jazz fusion (believe it or not!) -- here's a tune from the end of that decade: "Shadows And Light".
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
The Band
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
The Band
1969
Canada/USA
Mashmakhan
Gladwin
Mashmakhan
1970
Canada (Quebec)
Rush
The Trees
Hemispheres
1978
Canada
The Guess Who
No Time (original version)
Canned Wheat Packed By The Guess Who
1969
Canada
Lighthouse
Eight Miles High (The Byrds - live)
Lighthouse Live
1972
Canada
Steppenwolf
Don't Step On The Grass, Sam
Steppenwolf The Second
1968
Canada/USA
 
  
Joni Mitchell
Conversation
Ladies Of The Canyon
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1970
Canada
Joni Mitchell
Ladies Of The Canyon
Ladies Of The Canyon
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1970
Canada
Joni Mitchell
Woodstock
Ladies Of The Canyon
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
1970
Canada
Sonic Youth
Hey Joni
Daydream Nation
1988
USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Clementine (trad. arr Young)Americana (N)2012 (Reprise)Canada/USA
 
  
Patti Smith (R) BangaBanga (N)2012 (Columbia)USA
Dinosaur jr
Almost Fare
I Bet On Sky (N)2012 (Jagjaguar)USA
Moon Duo
Rolling OutCircles (N)2012 (Sacred Bones)USA
Blues Control
Iron Pigs
Valley Tangeants (N)2012 (Drag City)USA
Moondog
Theme And Variation
The Viking Of 6th Avenue (compilation)
rec. 1953
USA
 
  
Titan
Annals Of The Former World
A Raining Sun Of Light & Love For You & You & You
2007
USA
Guapo
The Selenotrope
Twisted Stems 7"
2006
UK
Can BarnaclesThe Lost Tapes (N - previously unreleased tracks)rec. 1977 (2012 Spoon/Mute)Germany
Lamborghini Crystal
excerpt from Untitled
Roach Motel
2008
USA
Gal Costa
Namorhinho de Partao
Gal Costa 1969
Brazil
The Funkees
Acid Rock
Dancing Time: The Best Of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents: 1973-1977 (N - reissue compilation)rec. 1970's (2012 Soundway)Nigeria
John CaleNookie Wood
Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (N)2012 (Domino)
UK (Wales)
 
 
Nektar
A Day In The Life Of A Preacher (including The Birth Of Oh Willy)
Sunday Night At London Roundhouse
1975
UK/Germany
OmHaqq Al-Yaqin
Advaitic Songs (N)2012 (Drag City)
USA
 
 
Frank Zappa
Revised Music For Guitar And Low Budget Orchestra
   / RDNZL
Lšther
rec. late 70's, rel. 1999
USA
                 
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