Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Woodstock and Twisted

Enjoy two tunes today by the fabulous Joni Mitchell, one of my favorite singer/songwriters. When I got my first guitar in high school, I tried to play her songs, but she had a very unique way of tuning her guitar...it was impossible to figure out. She started out as a folk singer but she's not a one-trick pony. She later incorporated jazz stylings to her music. 

She wrote the song Woodstock from what she had heard from her boyfriend about the festival because she had not been there herself due to scheduling conflicts. She wrote the song in a hotel room in New York City, watching the reports of the festival on television.

Here she is singing her song Woodstock and an audio clip of Twisted that shows her jazz influence from her 1974 album Court and Spark.


Li said...

I'm glad I saw this post, haven't listened to Court and Spark in ages. Soon to be rectified :-)

Luana Krause said...

Hi, Lisa: My hubby introduced me to Court and Spark. Twisted was his favorite song. Before that I had only listened to her "Both Sides Now" album...which is still my favorite.

Craig Edwards said...

She's amazing, and these are two of her best! Top marks, Luana!

Luana Krause said...

Craig: Thanks, Craig. She is truly amazing.