This is a clip from a tribute concert from 2001.
Joni Mitchell….holy smokes.
I heard an interview with David Crosby recently where he said that of all the songwriters from that period… when all these great artists were doing their best work….or most well-known work….all these artists….Jackson Browne….James Taylor….all of the other great artists during that time period when “singer-songwriter” was a big deal…that Joni Mitchell was the one who would be remembered as the finest of the bunch.
I think he said that she was the real genius….lyrically and musically.
That’s pretty high praise.
This song breaks my heart.
I wonder how many times I’ve listened to this song?
Enough times to be rich from the nickels.
I’m rich in other ways…..what a great song.
I could post videos of other people doing Joni songs all day long.
Why wouldn’t you want to sing a great song?
Even the great talents recognize something great.
And, last but nowhere close to least…..the real deal.
I don’t care how scratchy the LP was….I’d listen to Joni Mitchell anytime….