vintage music book...Joni Mitchell songbook c 1969

by The Rookery

Wow!!! The Music of Joni Mitchell is the title of this songbook.

I have looked all over the Internet and haven't found a comparable to this great songbook. 1974 books seem available....but 1969....now that's an oldie! The copyright is 1969 by Siquomb Publishing Company, New York, N.Y., Joni's original publishers.Original cover illustration by the big yellow taxi woman herself....Joni.
Added bonus with this book, that I have had sitting around my personal library for 40 years...I didn't wreck the poster inside....

I have taken a close-up of the upper left front cover...small separation and wear. ...the upper left corner has a small tear and on the right corner, the entire book has somehow been folded over and is creased. It does not affect the appearance or the function.On the frontispiece, I show that there is a small amount of separation, you can see where the poster was attached and removed, but the book is intact with no pages missing. The poster itself is in excellent condition....fold marks, yes...tack holes or tape yuch...no way...and fits back exactly into the frontcover.

This is her first songbook publication... songs include Both Sides Now (c.1967) and Ladies of the Canyon. Joni Mitchell's debut album was released in1968 and that makes this songbook/pictoral a true classic. Big Yellow Taxi wasn't released until 1970. Judy Collins' release of Both Sides Now in 1967 has been entrenched in Rock and Roll's Hall of Fame.

The book has over 15 photos of that era... one of my favourites is a stage photo of Joni with David Crosby, Steven Sills, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Mama Cass, Judy Collins and Mimi Melvin (Joan Beaz' little sister).

The book is 81/4" x 11". The black and white poster is 15" x 20 1/2 ". I realize that the price may make you gulp, but this is a rare songbook and is in excellent condition.
A Saskatchewan girl.......whoulda thunk it????
Three cheers for you Joni...It's almost completely paved now....so sad.

Joni is reportedly doing better in her recovery from a devastating aneurysm.
All prayers and good wishes.....stay strong!

Thanks for looking.

Free shipping in Canada and the United States...Please email me for shipping costs if you are in Europe, Australia, or South America... sorry, but it will cost almost as much to ship the book as it will to buy it. (not really, but it WILL be expensive!)

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