Sunday, March 06, 2011


Listen, listen.

One of the comments on YouTube:
"How did we end up with The Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears?????"

Hear, hear.


The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock interpretation plowed through the original arrangement (not a bad thing necessarily - see Joe Cocker and "A Little Help From My Friends") and is the one I remember from my childhood, though I did listen to Joni sing it a bit later of course. (She never went to Woodstock btw but got the gist of it from Graeme Nash). The above version from Fairport Convention guitarist Richard Thompson goes back to Mitchell's hair-neck-raising original.

The hammer-on, pull-off style of his finger picking is so typical of the guitarists who played in the folk scene in England in the 60's. c.f. Davy Graham, John Renbourn and Bert Jansch of Pentangle, John Martyn, etc... (and others of whom I can't think this early on a Sunday morning.)


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