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Joni Mitchell

Author : Malka Marom
Publisher : ECW Press
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781770905818

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A lush exploration of Joni Mitchell's career and art. When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their most recent recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process. In Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni's childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes . . . This riveting narrative, told in interviews, lyrics, paintings, and photographs, is shared in the hope of illuminating a timeless body of work and inspiring others.

Reckless Daughter

Author : David Yaffe
Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2017-10-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780374715601

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Reckless Daughter by David Yaffe Pdf

"She was like a storm." —Leonard Cohen Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. And yet, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant bandleader, releasing album after album, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, complaints, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock. Her hits—from “Big Yellow Taxi” to “Both Sides, Now” to “A Case of You”—endure as timeless favorites, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, is undeniable. In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present—and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.

Morning Glory on the Vine

Author : Joni Mitchell
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Page : 137 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780358181729

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Morning Glory on the Vine by Joni Mitchell Pdf

A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell's handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time In 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for her closest friends. For this stunningly beautiful book, Joni hand-wrote an exquisite selection of her own lyrics and poems and illustrated them with more than thirty of her original pictures. Handcrafted, signed, and numbered in Los Angeles, the existing copies of this labor of love have rarely been seen in the past half-century. Now, during Joni's seventy-fifth birthday year, Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings will be widely available for the first time. In this faithfully reproduced edition, Joni's best-loved lyrics and poems spill across the pages in her own elegant script. The lively, full-color drawings depict a superb array of landscapes, still lifes, portraits of friends, self-portraits, innovative abstractions, and more. All the artwork from the original book is included, along with several additional pictures that Joni drew of her friends from the same period. Finally, the refreshed volume features an original introduction written by Joni. Morning Glory on the Vine is a gorgeous and intimate keepsake and an invitation to explore anew the dazzling, visionary world of Joni Mitchell.

Joni Mitchell

Author : Michael A. O'Neill
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2021-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1912918242

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This is the story of one of the most important female recording artist of the last 50 years. Joni Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario. In 1965, she moved to the U.S. and began touring. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock," helped define an era and a generation. Mitchell's fifth album, For the Roses, was released in 1972. She then switched labels and began exploring more jazz-influenced melodic ideas, by way of lush pop textures, on 1974's Court and Spark, which featured the radio hits "Help Me" and "Free Man in Paris" and became her best-selling album. With roots in visual art, Mitchell has designed most of her own album covers. She describes herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance."

The Music of Joni Mitchell

Author : Lloyd Whitesell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2008-08-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780199885770

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The Music of Joni Mitchell by Lloyd Whitesell Pdf

Joni Mitchell is one of the foremost singer-songwriters of the late twentieth century. Yet despite her reputation, influence, and cultural importance, a detailed appraisal of her musical achievement is still lacking. Whitesell presents a through exploration of Mitchell's musical style, sound, and structure in order to evaluate her songs from a musicological perspective. His analyses are conceived within a holistic framework that takes account of poetic nuance, cultural reference, and stylistic evolution over a long, adventurous career. Mitchell's songs represent a complex, meticulously crafted body of work. The Music of Joni Mitchell offers a comprehensive survey of her output, with many discussions of individual songs, organized by topic rather than chronology. Individual chapters each explore a different aspect of her craft, such as poetic voice, harmony, melody, and large-scale form. A separate chapter is devoted to the central theme of personal freedom, as expressed through diverse symbolic registers of the journey quest, bohemianism, creative license, and spiritual liberation. Previous accounts of Mitchell's songwriting have tended to favor her poetic vision, expansive verse structures, and riveting vocal delivery. Whitesell fills out this account with special attention to musical technique, showing how such traits as complex or conflicting sonorities, dualities of harmonic mode, dialectical tensions of texture and register, intricately layered instrumental figuration, and a variable vocal persona are all essential to her distinctive identity as a songwriter. The Music of Joni Mitchell develops a set of conceptual tools geared specifically to Mitchell's songs, in order to demonstrate the extent of her technical innovation in the pop song genre, to give an account of the formal sophistication and rhetorical power characterizing her work as a whole, and to provide grounds for the recognition of her intellectual stature as a composer within her chosen field.

Joni: the Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

Author : Selina Alko
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2020-02-25
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0062671294

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Joni: the Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell by Selina Alko Pdf

Celebrate the captivating life of Joni Mitchell, the world-famous songbird who used her music to ignite and inspire an entire generation, in this stunning picture book biography from award-winning author and illustrator Selina Alko. Joni Mitchell painted with words. Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs. The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true. But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano. As she grew up into an artist, Joni took her strong feelings--feelings of love and frustration, and the turbulence that came with being a young woman--and wrote them into vivid songs. Brought to life by Selina Alko's rainbow collages and lyrical language, this heartfelt portrait of a feminist and folk icon is perfect for parents, children, and music lovers everywhere. Back matter includes a letter from the author and Joni's full discography.

Will You Take Me As I Am

Author : Michelle Mercer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 221 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2009-04-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781416566557

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Will You Take Me As I Am by Michelle Mercer Pdf

Joni Mitchell is one of the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and her landmark 1971 album, Blue, is one of her most beloved and revered works. Generations of people have come of age listening to the album, inspired by the way it clarified their own difficult emotions. Critics and musicians admire the idiosyncratic virtuosity of its compositions. Will You Take Me As I Am -- the first book about Joni Mitchell to include original interviews with her -- looks at Blue to explore the development of an extraordinary artist, the history of songwriting, and much more. In extensive conversations with Mitchell, Michelle Mercer heard firsthand about Joni's internal and external journeys as she composed the largely autobiographical albums of what Mercer calls her Blue Period, which lasted through the mid-1970s. Incorporating biography, memoir, reportage, criticism, and interviews into an illuminating narrative, Mercer moves beyond the "making of an album" genre to arrive at a new form of music writing. In 1970, Mitchell was living with Graham Nash in Laurel Canyon and had made a name for herself as a so-called folk singer notable for her soaring voice and skillful compositions. Soon, though, feeling hemmed in, she fled to the hippie cave community of Matala, Greece. Here and on further travels, her compositions were freshly inspired by the lands and people she encountered as well as by her own radically changing interior landscape. After returning home to record Blue, Mitchell retreated to British Columbia, eventually reemerging as the leader of a successful jazz-rock group and turning outward in her songwriting toward social commentary. Finally, a stint with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and a pivotal meeting with the Tibetan lama ChÖgyam Trungpa prompted Mitchell's return to personal songwriting, which resulted in her 1976 masterpiece album, Hejira. Mercer interlaces this fascinating account of Mitchell's Blue Period with meditations on topics related to her work, including the impact of landscape on music, the value of autobiographical songwriting for artist and listener, and the literary history of confessionalism. Mercer also provides rich analyses of Mitchell's creative achievements: her innovative manner of marrying lyrics to melody; her inventive, highly expressive chords that achieve her signature blend of wonder and melancholy; how she pioneered personal songwriting and, along with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, brought a new literacy to the popular song. Fans will appreciate the previously unpublished photos and a coda of Mitchell's unedited commentary on the places, books, music, pastimes, and philosophies she holds dear. This utterly original book offers a unique portrait of a great musician and her remarkable work, as well as new perspectives on the art of songwriting itself.

Joni

Author : Katherine Monk
Publisher : Greystone Books
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2012-09-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781553658382

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Joni by Katherine Monk Pdf

From the moment Joni Mitchell's career began — with coffee-house bookings, serendipitous encounters with established stars, and a recording contract that gave her full creative control over her music — the woman from the Canadian wheat fields has eluded industry cliches. When her peers were focused on feminism, Mitchell was plumbing the depths of her own human condition. When arena rock was king, she turned to jazz. When all others hailed Bob Dylan as a musical messiah, Mitchell saw a fraud burdened with halitosis. Unafraid to "write in her own blood," regardless of the cost, Mitchell has been vilified as a diva and embraced as a genius, but rarely has she been recognized as an artist and a thinker. This new portrait of the reclusive icon examines how significant life events — failed relationships, the surrender of her infant daughter, debilitating sickness — have influenced her creative expression. Author Katherine Monk captures the rich legacy of her multifaceted subject in this offbeat account, weaving in personal reflections and astute cultural observations, and revealing the Mitchell who remains misunderstood.

Joni Mitchell Complete So Far

Author : Joni Mitchell
Publisher : Alfred Music
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2013-11-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781470622749

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Joni Mitchell Complete So Far contains 167 songs spanning her entire career, transcribed accurately and including the authentic tunings Joni explored throughout her artistic development. Titles: * All I Want * Amelia * The Arrangement * (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care * Bad Dreams * Banquet * Barangrill * Be Cool * The Beat of Black Wings * Big Yellow Taxi * Big Yellow Taxi (2007) * A Bird That Whistles (Corrina, Corrina) * Black Crow * Blonde in the Bleachers * Blue * Blue Boy * Blue Motel Room * The Boho Dance * Borderline * Both Sides, Now * Cactus Tree * California * Car on a Hill * Carey * A Case of You * Chelsea Morning * Cherokee Louise * Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody * The Circle Game * Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire * Come In from the Cold * Conversation * Cool Water * Court and Spark * Coyote * The Crazy Cries of Love * Dancin' Clown * The Dawntreader * Dog Eat Dog * Don Juan's Reckless Daughter * Don't Interrupt the Sorrow * Down to You * Dreamland * Edith and the Kingpin * Electricity * Ethiopia * Face Lift * Fiction * The Fiddle and the Drum * For Free * For the Roses * Free Man in Paris * Furry Sings the Blues * The Gallery * God Must Be a Boogie Man * Good Friends * Hana * Harlem in Havana * Harry's House—Centerpiece * Hejira * Help Me * The Hissing of Summer Lawns * How Do You Stop * I Don't Know Where I Stand * I Had a King * I Think I Understand * If * If I Had a Heart * Impossible Dreamer * In France They Kiss on Main Street * Jericho * Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune) * The Jungle Line * Just Like This Train * Ladies' Man * Ladies of the Canyon * Lakota * Last Chance Lost * The Last Time I Saw Richard * Lead Balloon * Lesson in Survival * Let the Wind Carry Me * Little Green * Love * Love Puts on a New Face * Lucky Girl * The Magdalene Laundries * Man from Mars * Man to Man * Marcie * Michael from Mountains * Moon at the Window * Morning Morgantown * My Best to You * My Old Man * My Secret Place * Nathan la Franeer * Night in the City * Night of the Iguana * Night Ride Home * No Apologies * Not to Blame * Nothing Can Be Done * Number One * Off Night Backstreet * One Week Last Summer * The Only Joy in Town * Otis and Marlena * Overture—Cotton Avenue * Paprika Plains * Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free) * People's Parties * The Pirate of Penance * The Priest * Rainy Night House * Raised on Robbery * Ray's Dad's Cadillac * The Reoccurring Dream * Refuge of the Roads * River * Roses Blue * Same Situation * See You Sometime * Sex Kills * Shades of Scarlett Conquering * Shadows and Light * Shine * Shiny Toys * The Silky Veils of Ardor * The Sire of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song) * Sisotowbell Lane * Slouching Towards Bethlehem * Smokin' (Empty, Try Another) * Snakes and Ladders * Solid Love * Song for Sharon * Song to a Seagull * Songs to Aging Children Come * Stay in Touch * A Strange Boy * Strong and Wrong * Sunny Sunday * Sweet Bird * Talk to Me * Taming the Tiger * Tax Free * The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) * That Song About the Midway * This Flight Tonight * This Place * The Three Great Stimulants * Tin Angel * Trouble Child * Turbulent Indigo * Twisted * Two Grey Rooms * Underneath the Streetlight * Urge for Going * Wild Things Run Fast * Willy * The Windfall (Everything for Nothing) * The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey * Woman of Heart and Mind * Woodstock * You Dream Flat Tires * You Turn Me on I'm a Radio * Yvette in English

Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now

Author : Malka Marom,Joni Mitchell
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 380 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2014-11-10
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781783233854

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An intimate exploration of Joni Mitchell's life and art. When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom was asked to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she eagerly accepted the opportunity to converse with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at an open mic in Yorkville. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their last recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process. In Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni's childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes ...This riveting narrative, told in interviews, lyrics, paintings, and photographs, is shared in the hope of inspiring others.

Joni Mitchell

Author : Mark Bego
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
Page : 393 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2005-05-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781589792210

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Joni Mitchell by Mark Bego Pdf

In February of 1996, Joni Mitchell was honored by the Grammy Awards in two separate categories, which represent the two sides of her creativity. As an accomplished painter, her self portrait on the cover of her "Turbulent Indigo" album won her the trophy as "Best Album Cover Artist," and the music contained on the LP won the "Best Pop Performance, Female." Only months later it was her personal life that was in the headlines as news that the daughter she had given up for adoption as a teenager, had been seeking her birth mother. With all of this creative and personal activity in her life, Joni is officially back in the spotlight, and the time has come for a hard cover biography on this fascinating star. Including revealing information from exclusive new interviews, rare TV interviews, and several inside sources-Joni's friends, rivals and contemporaries-this book will fully examine this beloved performer from every angle, public and private. Mark Bego will also recount his own 1990s personal interview with the elusive Joni Mitchell herself. The book will include an examination of: ·Joni's sudden role as a mother, in her 50's, as her daughter Kileen successfully finds her after over 30 years ·The truth about her rumored love affairs with Crosby, Stills, Nash AND Young ·Her relationships with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Judy Collins, and Georgia O'Keefe ·Joni's rich catalog of music, and her place in rock & roll history

The Circle Game

Author : Joni Mitchell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1770860428

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The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell Pdf

More than forty years ago, Joni Mitchell Ts music helped define a generation of young people. Now, one of her classic songs is introduced to a new generation through the remarkable art of Brian Deines. " The Circle Game," a charming nod to childhood dreams and memories, tells the story of a young boy experiencing the simple wonders of life: dragonflies in jars, the night sky, frozen streams, and carousels. As the years go by, cartwheels are replaced by car wheels and the boy Ts dreams change, but the sense of wonder remains. The first Joni Mitchell song to be illustrated for children, "The Circle Game "captures the timeless magic of youth.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Author : Andrea Warner
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2018-09-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781771643597

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Buffy Sainte-Marie by Andrea Warner Pdf

"Buffy Sainte-Marie is an icon and inspiration. This book is necessary—an authorized insight into the making of a legend." —Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries A powerful, intimate look at the life of a beloved folk icon and activist. Folk hero. Songwriter icon. Living legend. Buffy Sainte-Marie is all of these things and more. In this, Sainte-Marie’s first and only authorized biography, music critic Andrea Warner draws from more than sixty hours of exclusive interviews to offer a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and everything that she has accomplished in her seventy-seven years (and counting). Since her groundbreaking debut, 1964’s It’s My Way!, the Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate for Indigenous rights and freedoms, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Establishing herself among the ranks of folk greats such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, she has released more than twenty albums, survived being blacklisted by two U.S. presidents, and received countless accolades, including the only Academy Award ever to be won by a First Nations artist. But this biography does more than celebrate Sainte-Marie’s unparalleled talent as a songwriter and entertainer; packed with insight and knowledge, it offers an unflinchingly honest, heartbreakingly real portrait of the woman herself, including the challenges she experienced on the periphery of showbiz, her healing from the trauma of childhood and intimate partner violence, her commitment to activism, and her leadership in the protest movement.

Joni Mitchell, Voices

Author : Joni Mitchell,Gilles Hébert,Mendel Art Gallery
Publisher : Saskatoon : Mendel Art Gallery
Page : 72 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Musicians as artists
ISBN : UCSD:31822030289599

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Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions

Author : Seeff Norman
Publisher : Insight Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2018-12-18
Category : Music
ISBN : 1683836278

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Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions by Seeff Norman Pdf

An extraordinary collection of photographs of the legendary Joni Mitchell, captured by celebrated rock-and-roll photographer Norman Seeff. Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions is the ultimate celebration of a visionary musician and the artist who captured her spirit on film. It is a creative partnership that has lasted for over 40 years. Joni Mitchell, the artist behind celebrated hits “Help Me” and “Big Yellow Taxi,” and Norman Seeff, a rock-and-roll photographer with a host of legendary subjects in his portfolio, did some of their best work together. Joni was a truly authentic subject, able to surrender herself to the art and express herself freely within his lens. Through over a dozen sessions across more than a decade together, the photographer captured the many facets of her personality in some of her most famous images. Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions is the culmination of their partnership. Timed to release on Joni’s 75th birthday, this collection of familiar and rare imagery tracks the pair’s history together through these exclusive moments captured on film. A combination of album artwork and candid shots reveals Joni’s personality in ways few have managed to capture before or since. Featuring commentary from Seeff on the enlightenment into his art that he gained from their sessions, this compilation is a true reflection on mutual creativity between artist and muse.