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Joan Baez
Genres: Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Joan Baez
Title: 5
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 9/19/1991
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707916028, 015707916042, 090204505128

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Great Blend of Old and New
Mark R. Thivierge | Brighton, MA United States | 02/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By the time JB/5 came out, Joan had become adept at mixing traditional folk ballads with (then) current topical material, and this album included equal helpings of both. The tragedy of the ancient "Death of Queen Jane" and Richard Farina's "Birmingham Sunday" (about southern church bombing that killed four little girls) show that no one historical era has cornered the market on human suffering, and she updates the classic "Stewball," while at the same time, giving much needed exposure to the late Phil Ochs (who was then blacklisted), by including his "There but for Fortune". A joy from start to finish."
All-Time Favorite JB Work
Donal M. Welch | Tehachapi, CA United States | 12/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a little young to have followed the career of Joan Baez from its inception (I was born in '62), but I grew to love her music and her message when I attended graduate school in Santa Barbara in the mid-1980s. But I hadn't heard the "5" album until about 3 years ago. At that time, I was watching the Spike Lee film "4 Little Girls," the true story of the bombing of a church in Birmingham, AL, in the early 60s. The story was incredibly well-told. But what made it really special for me was the song "Birmingham Sunday," sung by Joan Baez. Her lovely lyrical voice coupled with the story really had a profound effect on me. I searched and searched until I finally came across this CD. In addition to "Birmingham Sunday," I found that I enjoyed all of the other works as well. I hope you find as much pleasure in Joan Baez "5" as I do."
The way the wind blew
Donal M. Welch | 06/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I own this treasure on vinyl (bought in -65), cassette and cd (from last year). She truly is the Joyce Carol Oates of the folk singers, being able to project her message in a very emphatic but still complex way. Her version of Phil Och's "There but for fortune" is inspirational and takes you down a road less traveled today. And "I still miss someone" is sad and solemn, and touches you deep inside. All in all: a stunning performance from the days when music meant something. Don't hesitate, if you're into good, good music, just buy this one and then spend the rest of the summer listening to it."