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The Best Joan Baez Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 802 votes 179 voters 8.3k views

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

One of the best folk artists of all time, Joan Baez is also considered one of the best singer/songwriters of all time. Since she's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Joan Baez albums, with the help of your votes. Starting out in Boston, Baez gained notoriety at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival, and releasing her debut album, Joan Baez (1960) a year later. In 1965, she began to broaden her lone acoustic guitar, she employed other instruments, starting with Farewell, Angelina (1965).

This Joan Baez discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Joan Baez albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Joan Baez singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Joan Baez album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Joan Baez album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This list contains albums like Speaking of Dreams (1989) and Diamonds & Rust (1975). This list of popular Joan Baez CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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  • 1

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerJoan Baez, David Kershenbaum, Bernard Gelb

    TracksBlue Sky, Dida, Winds of the Old Days

    Length (mins)00:41:47

    Genres (Music)Folk rock, Folk music, Folk jazz

  • 2
    45
    15

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerJack Lothrop, Maynard Solomon

    TracksI Shall Be Released, Walkin' Down the Line, Walkin' Down the Line

    Length (mins)01:08:42

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 3
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    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerMaynard Solomon

    TracksSagt Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind, The Wild Mountain Thyme, The River in the Pines

    Length (mins)00:42:31

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 5
    16
    4

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerMaynard Solomon

    TracksSilver Dagger, John Riley, Henry Martin

    Length (mins)00:45:34

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 6
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    9

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerDavid Kershenbaum, Bernard Gelb

    TracksKingdom of Childhood, O Brother!, O Brother!

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 8
    18
    12

    Noel

    1966

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerMaynard Solomon

    TracksAngels We Have Heard on High (instrumental), Adeste Fidelis (instrumental), Away in a Manger

    Length (mins)00:39:18

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Folk music

  • 9

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerMaynard Solomon, Norbert Putnam

    TracksLincoln Freed Me Today (The Slave), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, San Francisco Mabel Joy

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 10

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerJoan Baez, Maynard Solomon, Norbert Putnam

    TracksMyths, Weary Mothers (People Union 1), Song of Bangladesh

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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  • 14

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerMaynard Solomon

    TracksI Still Miss Someone, Birmingham Sunday, So We'll Go No More A-Roving

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 15

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerJoan Baez, Henry Lewy

    TracksPaso río (I Pass a River), Guantanamera, El preso número nueve (Prisoner Number Nine)

    Length (mins)00:43:18

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Latin American music

  • 16

    ArtistJoan Baez

    TracksWings, King's Highway, Sleeper

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 17

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerJack Lothrop, Maynard Solomon

    TracksWill the Circle Be Unbroken, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Rock Salt and Nails

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

  • 18

    ArtistJoan Baez

    TracksJericho Road, The Lower Road, Mary

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 19

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerJack Lothrop, Maynard Solomon

    TracksLong Black Veil, Jolie Blonde, I Live One Day at a Time (feat. Jeffrey Shurtleff)

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

  • 20

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerBarry Beckett

    TracksLet Your Love Flow, For Sasha, Light a Light

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 21

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerWally wilson

    TracksAmsterdam, Steal Across the Border, Strange Rivers

    Length (mins)00:36:36

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 22
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    14

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerAlan Abrahams

    TracksMLK, Let Us Break Bread Together / Freedom, Biko

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 23

    ArtistJoan Baez

    ProducerWally wilson

    TracksMercy Bound, If I Wrote You, No Mermaid

    Length (mins)00:43:07

    Genres (Music)Folk music

  • 24
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    ArtistJoan Baez, Bill Wood, Ted Alevizos, Ted Alevizos & Joan Baez & Bill Wood

    ProducerLemuel Marshall Wells

    TracksTravelin' Shoes, Don't Weep After Me, Le Cheval Dans la Baignoire (Horse in the Bathtub)

    Genres (Music)Folk music