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And a Voice to Sing With : A Memoir - Joan Baez

And a Voice to Sing With

A Memoir

By: Joan Baez

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Published: 15th July 2009
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From the smoke-filled coffeehouse of the 1950s folk scene, where she first performed, to the racially tense South of the early sixties, bringing support to terrorized African-Americans with Martin Luther King, Jr. Joan has been involved with some of the most important political movements including the 2008 Presidential elections. Joan always took her social and political beliefs on-stage with her. The Woodstock performance where she sang to thousands in the middle of the night while six months pregnant became one of the stand-out and iconic performances of that period. In France, Italy, and Spain, her concerts made headlines for the political confrontations they sparked and in a church in Poland she sang to the brave workers of Solidarity. Whether she is recounting her stormy love affair with a young, undiscovered, and very ambitious Bob Dylan and how, years later, they fought bitterly over her affair with a woman. Or her marriage to David Harris and the pain of their break up, Joan displays both the openness and vulnerability that have touched us in her music and the passion and integrity that have marked her politics.

About the Author

Joan Baez is a world renowned singer, songwriter, and social activist. Her career has spanned more than 50 years, in which she has released over 30 albums.

"[A] revealing autobiography...[H]er honesty and ideals are appealing, and in her life story one can see the passage of an artistic Everyman." -- Barbara Goldsmith, "The New York Times Book Review"

Introductionp. xi
Prefacep. xxv
"The Kingdom of Childhood"
"My Memory's Eye"p. 17
"Rider, Please Pass By"p. 17
"Fill Three Up My Loving Cup"p. 49
"Blue Jeans and Necklaces"p. 69
"Winds of the Old Days"p. 83
"Show Me The Horizon"
"The Black Angel of Memphis"p. 101
"Jonny Finally Got His Gun"p. 115
"Hiroshima Oysters"p. 133
"For a While on Dreams"p. 146
"To Love and Music"p. 163
"I Will Sing to You So Sweet"p. 166
"How Stark is The Here And Now"
"Lying in a Bed of Roses"p. 173
"Silence is Shame"p. 179
"Dancing on Our Broken Chains"p. 184
"Where Are You Now, My Son?"p. 193
"Warriors of the Sun"p. 226
"Free At Last"p. 237
Renaldo and Who?p. 237
"Love Song to a Stranger"p. 251
"No Nos Moveran"p. 254
"For Sasha"p. 264
"The Weary Mothers of the Earth"p. 268
"The Music Stopped In My Hand"
"Blessed Are the Persecuted"p. 273
"The Brave Will Go"p. 282
"Motherhood, Music, and Moog Synthesizers" 1974-1979p. 291
"Ripping Along Toward Middle Age"
"A Test of Time"p. 299
"Recently I Was in France"p. 304
"How Brightly Glows the Past"p. 314
"Thalia's Ghost"p. 323
"Honest Lullaby"p. 325
"A Heartfeld Line of Two"p. 330
"Happy Birthday, Leonid Brezhnev"p. 340
"We Are the World"p. 353
"Gulf Winds"p. 370
Epiloguep. 373
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ISBN: 9781439169643
ISBN-10: 1439169640
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th July 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.5