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  Joni Mitchell
Mitchell was signed to Reprise Records in 1967, and her untitled first album appeared a year later.
March 9, 1968: Joni Mitchell’s untitled debut album, produced by David Crosby and sometimes referred to as ‘Song to a Seagull,’ is released.
August 18, 1969: Joni Mitchell is slated to perform at Woodstock but is advised to honor a commitment to appear on Dick Cavett’s TV talk show.
www.rockhall.com /inductee/joni-mitchell   (1222 words)

  Joni Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician and painter.
The child of a grocer and a teacher, Mitchell was born and raised in Fort Macleod, Alberta, until the age of nine, when the family moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which Mitchell considers her hometown.
Mitchell could be labeled a "musician's musician"; her work has had an enormous influence on artists as disparate as Elvis Costello, Maynard James Keenan and Prince.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joni_Mitchell   (2708 words)

 joni mitchell
yes, joni mitchell sat in with the mothers, on november 13th, 1970, at the fillmore east in nyc.
"joni mitchell sat in with us last night during the second show and we improvised a thing that was really good.
mitchell looked a little thrown by this and glanced over at zappa, as if she wasn't expecting him to lob her a curve ball.
www.united-mutations.com /m/joni_mitchell.htm   (312 words)

 American Masters . Joni Mitchell . Filmmaker Interview | PBS
We know about Joni Mitchell and care about knowing more about her because she has created an extraordinary body of work of great meaning to a lot of people, so I felt strongly that the work itself should be the centerpiece of the film.
Because Joni is a poet and composer whose songs draw on her own life to a large degree, whose imagery and chordal structures are impressionistic and whose work represents a musical and thematic journey, I tried to bring those elements to the filmÂ… poetry, impressionistic images, lyricism and story telling through music.
Joni put herself out there not knowing how her new work would be received, and she took the blows that came with it.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/mitchell_j_interview.html   (1640 words)

 BookRags: Joni Mitchell Biography
Joni Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.
Mitchell had, by this time, become a regular performer at a club in Calgary, so it was not entirely surprising that she left in June 1964 for Toronto to pursue a career as a folksinger.
Mitchell, who was at the time studying yoga, later said her yoga teacher sent her to a psychic dietician who hardly allowed her to eat anything.
www.bookrags.com /biography/joni-mitchell   (1974 words)

 Joni Mitchell - Dreamland - Rhino Records / Nonesuch / Asylum Records / Reprise Records - CD
With the release of Dreamland, a Joni Mitchell collection of some of her most cohesive tunes over the years, we now have a handpicked set that is not only expressive and philosophically rich but also representative of her thoughts and life’s travels.
Fans of Mitchell’s evaluations of lost youth, displacement, the question of the existence of real love, and hope, adore her poetic weaving of words that may surpass all other written words of wisdom found in poetry and music.
Joni Mitchell’s writing mirrors her own life and disappointments and just happens to touch a nerve in many who intently listen to what she says.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/MitchellJoniDreamlandCD.html   (639 words)

According to their website, Joni is in the process of adding another four co...
Joni's work will be featured at the Luminato Festival this summer in Toronto.
Joni's 1972 masterpiece "For The Roses" was among 25 recordings recently added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
www.jonimitchell.com   (140 words)

 Joni Mitchell: Travelogue - PopMatters Music Review
Joni Mitchell is unquestionably one of the finest popular songwriters of the last half-century, and takes her rightful place with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and a handful of others as a highly incisive observer of her generation's struggles and triumphs.
Mitchell is often referred to as a folk/rock artists or a folkie or some other equally idiotic term, despite the fact that the folkie element in her music had pretty much run its course by the time she recorded her third album, Ladies of the Canyon.
Mitchell was written off by radio and record labels and classified by many as a jazz artist, which is just as misguided as labeling her a folk artist.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/mitchelljoni-travelogue.shtml   (2322 words)

 American Masters . Joni Mitchell | PBS
The remarkable and profound stylistic changes that Joni Mitchell has gone through are, in a real and poetic sense, a reliving of the journey of Western culture from the idealism of the classical-romantic tradition into the "darkness of our Modern age".
Joni Mitchell, whose original artistic vision rested squarely within that classic idealism found, as others have, a totally new energy in the Modern age that has nothing to do with either classicism or romanticism.
Joni Mitchell's first album Song to a Seagull was evidence of a musical style still connected to classical ideals of beauty.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/mitchell_j.html   (898 words)

 Feature Interview: Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joni Mitchell's boldness in experimenting on, rather than simply re-creating, her most successful albums, Blue (1971) and Court and Spark (1974), has led to a career filled with groundbreaking albums.
Mitchell, nee Roberta Joan Anderson, was born on November 7, 1943, in Fort McLeod in Alberta, Canada.
Mitchell can be very reclusive; yet she is also, by her own admission, a real ham and loves to get up and "wreck [her] stockings in some jukebox dive." She rarely gives interviews; when she does, she is open and honest, and it seems she loves to talk.
www.insidecx.com /interviews/archive/jonimitchell.html   (1378 words)

 Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell site with complete discography, interviews, news, and even some of her paintings.
Mitchell swears that "Not To Blame" isn't about former lover Jackson Browne at all, against all appearances (it's about a famous guy who's accused of beating his girlfriend and who drove his wife to suicide).
Mitchell's backed by a huge orchestra, arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza, performing standard fare like "Stormy Weather" along with remakes of her own "A Case Of You" and the title track.
www.warr.org /joni.html   (3432 words)

 Amazon.com: Hits: Music: Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mitchell is primarily known as a folk singer, but she's always had a rock and roll heart as she shows most particularly on "Big Yellow Taxi" (recently remade to excellent effect by The Counting Crows), the tropical paradise evoking "Carey" and the sweet love song "Help Me" that was one of her biggest hits.
Mitchell's rejection of the current music industry, comparing it to a cesspool, and claiming to never release music ever again on track makes the individual feel even more fervent about purchasing this collection as it is an epic documentation of her art and force.
Mitchell's had her share of clunkers over the years, but like the other great ones, even her failures are interesting and at her worst she's still better than almost everyone else at their best.
www.amazon.com /Hits-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002N9Z   (2044 words)

 Big Yellow Taxi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mitchell got the idea for the song during a visit to Hawaii.
The song was first put out as a single and then was put on the album Ladies of the Canyon in 1970, a later live version was released in 1975 and reached #24 on the U.S. charts.
Mitchell's playful closing lyrics has made the song the most identifiable in her repetoir, still receiving significant airplay in Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Yellow_Taxi   (349 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whether the pond she's skating across is folk, pop-rock, or jazz, Joni Mitchell attacks song with an unfailing ear for off-kilter melody and poetically sparked lyrics.
Few could match Mitchell's inventive lyrics and sophisticated musicianship -- she tuned her guitar in various modes and used the instrument like an orchestra, playing the top strings as a horn section and the bottom strings for rhythm.
Mitchell has produced all of her albums since her debut and, an accomplished painter, created the artwork for each of her album covers.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=247   (486 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Blue: Music: Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joni Mitchell is indeed a poet and for an example of the genre you could not go far wrong.
Joni Mitchell, a true great, has been a favorite artist of mine since I first heard her voice and extraordinary creative sound in the late 1960s.
Mitchell paints a variety of intense emotional landscapes, from a woman's perspective, in "Blue." The range of her pure voice shows growing depth, which emphasizes her maturation as an artist.
www.amazon.co.uk /Blue-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002KBU   (1670 words)

 Amazon.ca: Joni Mitchell: Music: Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joni Mitchell was already an acclaimed songwriter by the time she recorded her first album.
Joni Mitchell came out of the early-to-mid-60s folk scene, but her music defies categories such as folk, rock, folk-rock, etc. (Great music is certainly more than a categorical phenomenon.) "Song To A Seagull" (1968) was her debut, but in this case, debut by no means spells beginner.
Joni's a great storyteller and the characters are portrayed with a strong sense of reality: songs about common relationships, people we may have met, emotions we may feel at times or thoughts we may have once pondered.
www.amazon.ca /Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002KOE   (2103 words)

 Joni Mitchell St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
In 1968,; Mitchell released an album of her own, simply entitled Joni Mitchell (it is often referred to as Song to a Seagull).
Mitchell's second 1975 album, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, is a new masterpiece, even though Rolling Stone labeled it "Worst Album of the Year." The result of the singer's growing interest in jazz and world music (one track features the Burundi Drummers), the album shows Mitchell at her least introspective.
In 1998, Mitchell embarked on a brief United States tour with Bob Dylan and Van Morrison: the concerts were unique in that they brought together three of the true giants in the history of popular music.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419200846   (1049 words)

 Honouring Joni
Over her 36-year recording career, Mitchell has produced perhaps the most significant and consistent collection of work by any artist of her generation, and is known for her progressive musical style, unique vocals and profound lyrics.
"Joni is incredibly innovative in terms of her song structure and harmonics," explained McGill music professor Daniel Levitin, a moderator at the Mitchell symposium.
Mitchell has borrowed from so many different cultures and blended so many styles it is simply unfair to place her music in a single category.
www.mcgill.ca /reporter/37/04/mitchell   (609 words)

 VH1.com : Joni Mitchell : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Mitchell confounded expectations at every turn; restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply personal folk stylings into pop, jazz, avant-garde, and even world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the 1980s and 1990s by over a decade.
After Mitchell finished their collaboration on her own, she recorded the songs under the title Mingus, which was released the summer after the jazz titan's passing.
Mitchell returned to her roots with 1991's Night Ride Home, a spare, stripped-down collection spotlighting little more than her voice and acoustic guitar.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/joni_mitchell/bio.jhtml   (932 words)

 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joni is a frustrating case of being frozen in the public consciousness, because she has continually been producing AMAZING work all along and yet the public talks about her as if she were already dead.
(Joni has said these exact words on occasion.) When someone says they recently became a Joni Mitchell fan, that means a friend recommended Court and Spark, not that they're in even remotely in touch with what the artist is ACTUALLY doing nowadays.
Joni Mitchell's first, eponymous album is a wonderful debut, showing the richness of her songwriting skills and her vocal talent.
ectoguide.org /artists/mitchell.joni   (2790 words)

 CBC: Life And Times
Joni Mitchell is one of the foremost singer/songwriters and poets of our time.
Joni Mitchell, A Woman of Heart and Mind delves into Mitchell’s roots in Saskatoon - an inspiration for many of her songs.
Joni Mitchell, A Woman of Heart and Mind covers her work from her earliest albums, Songs to a Seagull, Blue, Court and Spark to Turbulent Indigo, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Album in 1996, to her recent album Both Sides Now, which she recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.
www.cbc.ca /lifeandtimes/mitchell.html   (331 words)

 Joni Mitchell
Joni was born out in Saskatchewan out near Saskatoon, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, and escaped her stodgy parents to become a folksinger, when she was discovered by David Crosby sometime in the sixties.
Joni said in an interview that her earliest stuff was "naive" -- after a few listenings I concluded that's a compliment, though it's not intended as such.
Joni sure could talk straight with her boyfriends, you can tell, and I think that if I were one of them I'd be jealous of her X-ray vision...
www.geocities.com /mjareviews/jonimitc.html   (10198 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Hejira: Music: Joni Mitchell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Joni Mitchell draws freely on her heroes and influences, and in her turn inspires and informs the work of countless others; thus are the genes of our musical heritage passed on tonew generations.
Mitchell said she wrote the songs for this record as she was leaving LA for Canada it was a good time for her and as she left she looked up a word to describe running away with dignity and came apon the word Hejira.
This is also the first colabiration with Jaco Pastorius it was said that Joni mitchell was looking for a bassist that didnt exicst until she met Pastorius and here he adds his talent to its full extent but its more obvious on the next album.
www.amazon.co.uk /Hejira-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B0000262TE   (1369 words)

 Joni Mitchell: Songs of a Prairie Girl - PopMatters Music Review
I have watched the Joni Mitchell specials on PBS where, in interviews, she is proven to be rather strange and off-putting.
I have read the Joni Mitchell tirades against the music industry -- the industry, let's be clear, that made her a wealthy woman -- and I have let them slide off my shoulders.
Joni was hipper than you by a factor of 10, she could write hits (or not if she chose), and she had an octave-leaping voice from a mountaintop.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/mitchelljoni-songs2005.shtml   (934 words)

 Biography - Joni Mitchell (Bio 136)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uncompromising and iconoclastic, Mitchell confounded expectations at every turn; restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply-personal folk stylings into pop, jazz, avant-garde and even world music, presaging the multi-cultural experimentation of the 1980s and 1990s by over a decade.
Shortly after the record's release, Mitchell was contacted by the legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus, who invited her to work with him on a musical interpretation of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets.
Mitchell's move into electronics continued with 1988's Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm, featuring guests Peter Gabriel, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and Billy Idol.
musicbase.h1.ru /PPB/ppb1/Bio_136.htm   (845 words)

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