Details: Squire SQ 33001, does not state mono or stereo, distributed by Roulette Records, yellow label, 1963
Condition: Vinyl G+ (many light scratches, none too deep, good luster), Jacket G+ (top and bottom seams beginning to split, owner's name written on back, general minor wear & light staining)
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
In the late 1950s, prior to signing with Vanguard, Baez recorded this album in a basement, sometimes performing with Bill Wood and Ted Alevizos. It wasn't wholly Baez's album, as only six of the 13 tracks were her solo performances. On two she performed with Bill Wood, and on one she performed with Wood and Alevizos; two of the tracks were Wood solo, and two Alevizos solo. Baez was already handling traditional material such as "Black Is the Color," and her voice was a little less strident than it would be when she rose to national visibility. It's a basic recording that is primarily of historical interest, although, as those things go, it has definite value. This was originally issued on Veritas, and, in 1963, reissued by Squire Records as The Best of Joan Baez, although it was withdrawn after it had made the Top 50, when Baez took legal action against it.
The tracks are:
1. On the Banks of the Ohio - Joan Baez
2. O What a Beautiful City - Joan Baez
3. So Soon in the Morning - Joan Baez & Bill Wood
4. Lowlands - Joan Baez
5. Kitty - Joan Baez & Bill Wood
6. Travelin' Shoes - Bill Wood
7. Astrapsen (The Sun is Risen) - Ted Alevizos
8. Black is the Color - Joan Baez
9. What You Gonan Call Your Pretty Little Baby - Joan Baez
10. Don't Weep After Me - Joan Baez, Bill Wood & Ted Alevizos
11. Sail Away Ladies - Joan Baez
12. Careless Love - Joan Baez & Bill Wood
13. John Henry - Bill Wood
14. Walie Walie - Ted Alevizos
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