Joan Baez is the self-titled debut album by folk singer Joan Baez. The album was recorded in the summer of 1960 and released the same year. The original release featured 13 traditional folk songs. Later reissues included three additional songs.
Joan Baez's second album, recorded when she was 20 years old, is a hearty helping of folk masterpieces that give ample evidence to exactly how she was established as a leader of the contemporary folk scene of the day. The material chosen is truly exceptional, from the beautifully stark British ballad "The Trees They Do Grow High" to the tragic tales of death and lost love in "Engine 143" and "Banks of the Ohio," which recall the Carter Family in presentation as much as spirit. Baez is a true master of her craft, and though she hasn't always made the best choices for material, the 14 interpretations here are as timeless as the songs themselves. Similar to Bob Dylan's self-titled debut, this is an album that all fans of traditional folk music should seek out.
This album has an average beat per minute of 116 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/146 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Joan Baez (Debut Album) Plus Joan Baez, Vol. 2 & In Concert. Recent albums by Joan Baez. Whistle Down the Wind. The First Lady Of Folk - 1958-1961.
Joan Baez, Vol. 2 was Baez's second album. Released in 1961, the album, like her self-titled 1960 debut album, featured mostly traditional songs. The bluegrass band The Greenbriar Boys provided backup on two songs. Joan Baez, Vol. 2 peaked at on the Billboard album chart and was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Contemporary Folk Performance". The Vanguard reissue contains three unreleased tracks, "I Once Loved A Boy", "Poor Boy", and "Longest Train I Ever Saw".
Covers Of Bob Dylan Songs - Joan Baez - I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine Joan Baez. One Way Ticket (Cover Song) (Feat. Joan Baez) Joan Baez Feat. Diamonds And Rust (Feat. Joan Baez) (Bonus Track) Joan Baez Feat. Joan Baez With Bill Wood, Kitty Joan Baez. Joan Baez 06. Joan Baez. Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down Joan Baez. Play Me Backwards Joan Baez. Joe Hill Woodstock - Joan Baez. Sweet Sir Galahad Woodstock - Joan Baez. There But For Fortune Joan Baez.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A2||The Trees They Do Grow High||2:56|
|A3||The Lily Of The West||3:17|
|A6||Once I Knew A Pretty Girl||2:52|
|B1||Banks Of The Ohio
Featuring – The Greenbriar Boys
|B2||Pal Of Mine
Featuring – The Greenbriar Boys
|B4||The Cherry Tree Carol||3:26|
- Pressed By – The Manufacturers Of Astor Radios, Radiograms And Television.
- Acoustic Guitar – Joan Baez
NotesOn bottom of rear cover:
Pressed by the manufacturers of Astor radios, radiograms and television.
Printed in Australia (smaller writing)
Cat No. VSD 2097 on cover
Cat No. VSD-2097 on labels
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): VSD-2097-A2
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): VSD-2097-B4
|VRS-9094||Joan Baez||Joan Baez, Vol. 2 (LP, Album, Mono)||Vanguard||VRS-9094||US||1961|
|TFL 6025||Joan Baez||Joan Baez Volume Two (LP, Mono)||Fontana||TFL 6025||UK||1961|
|AN 66-98||Joan Baez||Joan Baez Vol. 2 (LP, Album)||Vanguard||AN 66-98||Israel||1961|
|VRS-9094||Joan Baez||Joan Baez Vol. 2 (LP, Album, Mono)||Vanguard||VRS-9094||US||Unknown|
|VSD 23004||Joan Baez||Joan Baez (LP, Album)||Vanguard||VSD 23004||France||1974|