Friday, June 30, 2017

Joni Mitchell — Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

... just a sketch...
Song was always crucial part of folk music. The tradition of telling various stories in poetic form was common for most cultures all over the world. With rhyme, rhythm and with melody even legends and fantastic tales sounded more probable. Basing on formal foundations song became a vehicle for ideas of great importance. After industrial revolution society became more independent and in this moment songs played the role of common practical set of ideas. The economy of this form and power of its impact were the tool to create social behaviors and beliefs, patriotic feelings or protests against injustice, war or inequity. Since the beginning of popular culture era, songs were the tool for various ideas, taking meanwhile position of main form of musical culture. This process can be observed in every culture and any language. After 2nd World War, with domination of English language, in place of different singing and telling traditions, appeared limited number of forms and worldwide recognizable authors of songs.
One of songwriters who reached enormous world fame is Canadian singer Joni Mitchell. And one of her albums with special character is undeniably Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter.

Joni Mitchell — Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter (1977)

... to be continued...

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