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Thread #65010   Message #1069664
Posted By: DaveA
10-Dec-03 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Kumbaya
I guess we can be a bit patronising from a distance, but I still remember discovering Joan Baez in Concert II in 1962 & feeling goosebumps as she sang Kumbaya. Yes, I did play it over & over (along with Danger Waters & What Have They Done to the Rain & Matty Groves) & yes my parents freaked & christened her "Moaning Joan" & certainly performance & production standards have changed over 40 odd years.
But, IMHO, that was THE seminal folk album of the early 60s & Kumbaya was the standout song. So I remember it fondly for the impact it had on me and revisit it now & again for nostalgic rather than musical reasons.