The Contemporary Ballad Book

The Contemporary Ballad Book

Infobox Album
Name = The Contemporary Ballad Book
Type = compilation
Artist = Joan Baez

Released = 1974
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Label = Vanguard
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"The Contemporary Ballad Book" was a 1974 Joan Baez compilation Vanguard put together, following the success of "the Joan Baez Ballad Book". Unlike the first "Ballad Book" this one focused on singer-songwriter material, rather than traditional folk. This new compilation contained one previously unreleased track, the Italian song, "C'era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e' i Rolling Stones" ('There was this guy who, just like me, loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones'), taken from Baez' performance at the Isle of Wight Festival [ [ Gianni Morandi ] ] .

Track listing

# "North Country Blues" (Bob Dylan)
# "It Ain't Me, Babe" (Bob Dylan)
# "Children Of Darkness" (Richard Farina)
# "C'era Un Ragazzo Che Come Me Amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones" (M. Lusini/F. Migliacci)
# "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (traditional)
# "Birmingham Sunday" (Richard Farina)
# "San Francisco Mabel Joy" (Mickey Newbury)
# "Be Not Too Hard" (Donovan)
# "Restless Farewell" (Bob Dylan)
# "Ranger's Command" (Woody Guthrie)
# "Long Black Veil" (Marijon Wilkin)
# "Hickory Wind" (Gram Parsons)
# "The Lady Came From Baltimore" (Tim Hardin)
# "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" (Bob Dylan)
# "The Tramp On The Street" (traditional)
# "Saigon Bride" (Joan Baez/Nina Duschek)
# "Donna Donna" (S. Secunda/A. Zeitlin/A. Kevess/T. Schwartz)
# "Song In The Blood" (Lawrence Ferlinghetti/Jacques Prévert)
# "The Magic Wood" (Henry Treece)
# "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" (A. Bredon)

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