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Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Joan Baez, Queen of Folk Songwriting: Gimme Five

Few seem to know that Joan Baez is a gifted songwriter in her own right, composing many powerful and poetic tracks over the course of the decades.

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Songs of Thanksgiving from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez + others: Gimme Five

Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.

Indigo Girls, “The Rise of the Black Messiah” from One Lost Day (2015): One Track Mind

Indigo Girls, “The Rise of the Black Messiah” from One Lost Day (2015): One Track Mind

The most tragic histories can make the greatest songs, as the Indigo Girls’ “Rise of the Black Messiah” reminds us.

Sixto Rodriguez, Jan. 22, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Sixto Rodriguez, Jan. 22, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Sixto Rodriguez’s music does not tell us to move on, to leave the past behind. It tells us that there is no choice.

David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series

David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series

When the world around us grows quiet, there is no better company than an album like the deeply underrated David Wiffen’s ‘Coast to Coast Fever.’

Phil Ochs, “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” (1965): One Track Mind

Phil Ochs, “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” (1965): One Track Mind

Phil Ochs would have – should have – turned 75 today. He’s needed more than ever in a world still on fire with wars and injustice and inequality.

Bob Dylan, “Pay in Blood” from Tempest (2012): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Pay in Blood” from Tempest (2012): One Track Mind

As an angry young man, Bob Dylan had very few rivals. “Pay in Blood” shows that he is still in a league of his own as an angry old man, too.

Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (1974): Forgotten Series

Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (1974): Forgotten Series

In September 1973, Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was brutally murdered, moving Joan Baez to produce a final homage and farewell.

Joaquin Sabina, “Palabras Como Cuerpos” from Inventario (1978): One Track Mind

Joaquin Sabina, “Palabras Como Cuerpos” from Inventario (1978): One Track Mind

With “Palabras Como Cuerpos,” Joaquin Sabina seems to take Phil Ochs’ motto to heart, realizing that in such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty.

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

We’re on the trail of the seemingly untraceable John Manning, a talented singer-songwriter who released a lone album, then disappeared.

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