Some years ago I was sitting in the summer in the oh-so-calmy 2 Mai resort and listening all day long to, for example, Joan Baez. I was then thinking that her version of Blowing in the Wind sounds quite as good as Dylan’s. Actually, the best version is theirs, singing together, probably.
Joan Baez was – and still is – one of the most notable figures of the 60s and 70s folk / rock scenes. And she was also one of the most well-known and powerful pacifist fighters.
Even though she is a songwriter herself, she was also playing a lot of other people’s work – Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones and such. Still, she released over 30 albums and is playing for about 50 years now !
A great music to listen for chillout and not only. A classical overall, out of which some of my prefered songs are (with links to download): Gracias a la vida, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and, probably the best, Diamonds and Rust.