Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday Flashback "Girl From The North Country"

Thanks to YouTUBE, I'm going to post a music video every Friday... just for kicks.

Here's a live performance of Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell - "Girl From The North Country" which is a great classic from Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan recording and the alternate duet with Johnny Cash on Nashville Skyline.

Well, if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

About Joni Mitchell from Wikipedia:
Initially working in Western Canada and Toronto, she became associated with the burgeoning folk music scene of the mid-1960s in New York City. She achieved her greatest fame in the early 1970s and was considered a key part of the Southern Californian folk-rock scene. Throughout the 1970s she expanded her musical horizons to include pop and jazz and became one of the most highly respected singer-songwriters of the late 20th century.

Retrospective appraisals of Joni's work have often commented that her quality and influence render her the "female Bob Dylan", although Mitchell would be the first to criticise such gender-orientated judgements.

Mitchell is also an accomplished artist; she has, through photography or painting, created the artwork for each of her albums, and has described herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance." A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell has stopped recording and now focuses mainly on her visual art.

Trivia: Bob Dylan used the lines "Remember me to one who lives there, She once was a true love of mine" taken from the old traditional "Scarborough Fair" which Simon and Garfunkel rendered.

(Note: since the video takes a while to load based on your bandwidth, just hit play, then pause... while the video buffer gets full.)

Joni Mitchell Web Site

Johnny Cash Web Site

Bob Dylan Web Site

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