Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'll Just Leave You With This . . .

R.I.P. Mary Travers (and Cass Elliot).

12 comments:

Maclin said...

I had no idea the three of them had ever sung together. Beautiful. One of Dylan's better (and lesser-known) songs, too.

Pentimento said...

It's funny, "I Shall Be Released" always sounds better to me when someone else (besides Dylan) is singing it

dreshny said...

I didn't know she died. I loved listening to the album Peter, Paul, and Mommy as a kid in the 70s.

Pentimento said...

She just died last week, Dreshny. I have fond memories of that album too.

Brenda from Flatbush said...

What an amazing clip!!! They all look and sound exquisite, and Mary could rock that outfit tomorrow on the streets of New York and still look gorgeous. Those 3 voices I love so, I never knew there was a clip of them singing together!

Pentimento said...

Mary's dress *is* timelessly fabulous. I actually got a cocktail dress like that at Weber's Closeouts on 47th Street once.

Betty Duffy said...

I love watching Joni Mitchell's face when she sings. Zero pretention. Looks like a little girl who sings as much as she speaks.

Pentimento said...

Then you HAVE to see this, Betty. It will knock you down. I know Dreshny's seen this one.

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=-q4foLKDlcE

Betty Duffy said...

Wow. It does not get any better than that. The woman is flawless.

Pentimento said...

Betty, in my opinion, she is simply one of the great geniuses in the history of western music, no exaggeration.

Betty Duffy said...

I couldn't agree more. Music and lit. Her lyrics are poetry. I never get tired of her. Listening to her right now.

I didn't care much for the movie "Love Actually" but Emma Thompson's character says that Joni MItchell taught her all she knows of love.

Pentimento said...

I didn't see the movie, but, though I adore Joni, I shudder at the thought of her being my tutor in love.