Skip to comments.Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Posted on 01/21/2023 2:39:31 PM PST by DallasBiff
I reuploaded this song from my old youtube account to this one. Hope you enjoy. I could'nt find an album version of this song on youtube so here it is. Subscribe and check out my channel for other videos including top 10 lists from the 60s and 70s
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Emilia Jones’ cover of Both Sides Now is wonderful:
To call Joni Mitchell a one hit wonder is pure, extreme ignorance.
Joni is the bomb
What a great band she had for that concert: Pat, Lyle and Jaco.
Joni Mitchell is a one hit wonder?
Only someone with an IQ of a bowling ball would make that statement.
You are FR’s BIGGEST idiot of 2023.
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.
In that concert, Pat Metheny’s solo on Amelia is amazing...as was Michael Brecker’s solo on “Dry Cleaner from Des Moines”
She’s a rich commie but she was a prolific singer/songwriter with quite a few hits for herself and others. I don’t hate her songs nor do I own or listen to stations that play them.
One hit wonder. No.
Help Me I Think I’m Falling
You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
Free Man In Paris
There’s at least three other hits from Joni.
I'm an ignorant peon, so what.
Are you posting from your private jet leaving Davos?
That’s not my channel or any channel, I don’t have a channel on Youtube, bitch.
I love a great deal of Joni’s music, but for most people it’s an acquired taste. Some folks never like her style of singing, songwriting or storytelling.
But I’m not going to call another Freeper ugly names or verbally throw rocks at them just because they enjoy different styles of music.
You could say “I’ve listened to music from both sides now”
One reason I admire Joni is because in the 70s, she went to Israel and was even photographed wearing an Israeli military uniform. Of course she took a lot of heat for it, but she didn’t care. Yeah, she’s a big time lib and all, but I got mad respect for her for that.
True, she has been a lasting influence including on Crosby, Stills and Nash who were friends and lovers.
Nash said he and Joni had to hire a new housekeeper. While Joni was often up in the middle of the night composing her album Blue (he called it a masterpiece) it caused the housekeeper to tell Nash “I just can’t stand it any longer. The girl making a racket on that piano at all hours. Couldn’t sleep. I’m quitting.” (in Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life).
Personal memory. When I was getting my political science degree from Wayne State University the folk club Chessmate featured the unknowns Joni and Chuck Mitchell for a bargain price to fill space between the current stars on other nights (various bluesmen, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Tom Rush, Dave Van Ronk, Ian and Sylvia).
Joni Mitchell much later said on an interview show the small green room past the kitchen was where she composed Big Yellow Taxi and other songs while waiting between sets as a solo act after her divorce. The song was about the good side of her exhusband in retrospect.) Note: Bob Dylan went to that place after his second acoustic tour to unwind.
Joni wrote “River” about her breakup with Graham Nash.
IIRC a few years ago Joni basically called out Dylan as a plagiarist.
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