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BobP Thank God for Joan Baez! (81* d) RE: Thank God for Joan Baez! 04 Jun 01

Few thoughts 'bout Joan & dylanstuff.

Very young, 'bout 15, hung out in a record shop after school, couldn't afford her album, but loved the one with The Moonshine Song (my granddaddy made whiskey).

In those days they'd let you take the lp into a listening room.

Had the album later, wore out the grooves.

I collect old vinyl, but haven't found a replacement yet.

Contrary to one comment I think she sang from had the broadest song bag of any folkie, ever. From Wildwood Flower to most of Ochs (only really good voice to cover him thorougly, although Kim and Reggie do pretty well now).

She has several voices, like Bob, and uses different levels of "shrill" but seems able to reach down and turn it off when she wants, not unlike Garfunkel.

Best song is "All In Green Went My Love Riding", but her version of "Love Is a Four Letter Word", would be the best, except the recording is over-produced, says me.

A while back I was talking with friends about
"DYLAN, THE MOVIE" and we were kicking around who should produce, who should play Bob, and the biggest discussion was about who would play Joan?

Would Love to get catters going on this (probably done in some thread I missed).

Now that the boy, is sixty, the notion of doing that, with his approval, would seem appropriate.

I mean, can you imagine Bob and Joan at, say 70, walking out of the premiere or at the oscar show?

I say it should be done while those two are young enough to get a kick out of it. Seriously, someone should contact Speilberg, or such, and let them know that this should be done and soon.

If done right, and told the story of Washington Park, thru the early 60s', just how big would a flicl would that be?

Year's #1 and well past Titanic, says me.

Maybe mudcat could get something for the suggestion!

Y'never know; sure beats a pledge drive.

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