Music Talk Tuesday
I’m cracking open the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book that I started exploring on The Most Music and bringing it on over this way, since my plan is to turn this blog into a one stop shop for all of my creative projects. (AKA: The Most Music and all that it is will still exist in spirit, just in the form of Music Talk Tuesdays here!)
I’m starting in the 1960’s! This Tuesday, the album that you must hear before you die is Joan Baez’s self-titled debut album.
Bit of Background: The album was released in 1960 and according to 1001 Albums “it is still one of the highest selling solo female folk albums of all time.” Since, Baez has released 17 albums and in the history books she has been crowned as “Queen of Folk Music” alongside the “King,” Bob Dylan.
01. Silver Dagger
04. All My Trials
10. Mary Hamilton
Must you hear it before you die?: I’m partial to folk music, so this could be a tiny bit biased, but I still say yes. It can be hyperbolic to describe someone’s voice as angelic. Yet the word is used to describe Baez’s voice time and time again and there really couldn’t be a more accurate word. So if only for that, I would say at least check out one or two tracks. What really sold it for me though, is the lyrics and the storytelling element. With each song she brings a story to life and you can feel that she means every heartfelt word she sings. So yes, before you die, hear this album!