Joan Baez vs. Janis Joplin

Joan Baez vs. Janis Joplin

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Clementon, NJ

#1 Oct 28, 2012
Joan Baez was a very lyrical and sweet-sounding 1960s counter-culture folk singer.

Janis Joplin was a very boisterous and mood-rich 1960s counter-culture folk singer.

Baez typified a human interest in melody, while Joplin typified a human interest in harmony. Though many feel this comparison is obvious, since Baez is soft-spoken and Joplin is outlandish, Joplin's sweet lyrics and Baez's incendiary lyrics makes this comparison deceptively intriguing.

Do these entertainment considerations reflect the spiritual value of the music-themed Hollywood (USA) movie "Music of the Heart" (1999)?

Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?

God bless!

Since: May 12

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#2 Oct 28, 2012
Janis Joplin is my fave out of those two

They are both great though.

“Not For Sale.”

Since: Nov 11

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#3 Oct 29, 2012
I don't see any comparison at all.

“Not For Sale.”

Since: Nov 11

Doc Adams Office

#4 Oct 29, 2012

Rutherfordton, NC

#5 Jan 5, 2013
Joan could and still can sing anything.


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#6 Jan 14, 2013
Joan Baez was a poetical storyteller, but the only one of hers that I reckon will stand the test of time is 'diamonds and rust', all the others, tho interesting, aren't the best ever popsongs

whereas Janis Joplin has far more musical appeal, despite simpler lyrics (simpler as in writing style not as in depth of meaning)& the songs have more variation within the genre of her band

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