The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

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Something for the weekend.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.  Not period music of course, but few songs better evoke the despair of Confederates in the aftermath of defeat.  The above version is the original one sung by The Band.  Here is the version that became the signature song of Joan Baez.

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  1. In a somewhat condescending tone Baez says the audience should sing along with the na na nas- it’s not that difficult. I would have been like WTH? Apparently the audience felt the same because they didn’t participate. I wonder if the NVA sang along for her…

  2. Ms, Baez sings well, a great technical perforamce. But I never could beleive her as the voice of a confederate. A strong point to the other video and gorup is that it feels as a confederate voice.

  3. I couldn’t bother with Ms. Baez, but that first video.

    Thanks for making me cry.

    The South will rise again (for states’ rights only not also to enslave anyone this time).

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