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Recording:

Member:

Trochilidae 108

Song:

River

Artist:

Joni Mitchell

Duets:

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9 Comments | 44 Views

TrochilidaeLEVEL 108

Recording information by TrochilidaeGOLD

Robbg's Sing any Song That Has Meaning To You Contest

This holds special meaning for me because it reminded me of my hometown, here in this tropical region and our residence was near the river. My siblings, cousins and I have memories . We would cross the river to go to our aunt's house. Yes, t'was Christmas season, too and we wished we could just fly to reach the place. River is shallow though. But now, They have built a bridge and no need to cross the river to see friends at the other end.

I have included here an image of the Lobo River, where we used to "skate' using just our feet.

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"River"

is a Christmas folk song by Joni Mitchell, from her 1971 album Blue. Although never released as a single, it has become one of Mitchell's most recorded songs.

The song is about the recent breakup of a romantic relationship, with the singer longing to escape her emotional bonds as they are painful to her. It is thought to be inspired by Mitchell's 1968-1970 relationship with Graham Nash. Although the song is merely set near Christmas time, rather than being about Christmas, it has become something of a modern Christmas standard. "River" is the second-most widely recorded song in Mitchell's oeuvre (432 recordings, behind only "Both Sides, Now"), frequently appearing on albums of Christmas music by pop, folk and jazz artists.

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Roberta Joan Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943), professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century".

Mitchell is the sole producer credited on most of her albums, including all her work in the 1970s. A blunt critic of the music industry, she quit touring and released her 17th, and reportedly last, album of original songs in 2007. With roots in visual art, Mitchell has designed most of her own album covers. She describes herself as a............

"painter derailed by circumstance".

Self portait by Joni Mitchell

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KyBluebird_

Comment by KyBluebird_

Lovely singing my friend***** Hugs Noah

debra57LEVEL 108

Comment by debra57SNAP-STAR

HI MY FRIEND.....YOU SOUND AMAZING.....LOVELY PERFORMANCE......I LOVED IT...... HUGS~DEB

Valentino1LEVEL 74

Comment by Valentino1GOLD

Good morning, stopping by for a listen, great song choice and a FANTASTIC recording of it!!

islandgirl54LEVEL 71

Comment by islandgirl54GOLD

Heading out in RV on the 15th...limited internet will be on when able.!!

great memory and beautifully sung!

NormaJean1964LEVEL 62

Comment by NormaJean1964GOLD

AWESOME VOCAL PERFORMANCE MY FRIEND ENJOYED MY VISIT TO YOUR STUDIO TODAY

arthur1961LEVEL 66

Comment by arthur1961GOLD

LOVED YOUR RENDITION MY FRIEND...

TWEENYPAULINELEVEL 76

Comment by TWEENYPAULINEPATRON

AWESOME PERFORMANCE MF,....LOVING THIS FROM YOU.......

GOOD LUCK TO YOU.......HUGS PAULINE

cannotsing24LEVEL 109

Comment by cannotsing24SNAP-STAR

Thank you for all your comments and listening ,,,,,,,,,,,

Beautifully sung and love
your sweet voice girl
s******Shirley

Bel-JayLEVEL 89

Comment by Bel-Jay

A lovely song, Rida, and your voice sounds just gorgeous. I love Joni.

Belinda