Bob Dylan, Joan Baez
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Why Dylan’s a fan of Joan Baez

In Dylan’s Words ”’The Queen of the Folksingers,’ that would have to be Joan Baez… The sight of her made me high. All that and then there was her voice. A voice that drove out bad spirits. It was like she’d come down from another planet.”

Let Us Explain Blessed with the ability to shake the earth with her rich vibrato and broad range, Baez (above left, with Dylan in 1963) is still recording first-rate pop and folk music. Meanwhile, she has always raised political awareness through protest songs (her one-time husband antiwar leader David Harris was incarcerated as a draft dodger).

Suggested Spin Any Day Now (Vanguard, 1968), a double LP of songs penned by Dylan and backed by an airtight country band.

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