Joni Mitchell

Inventing David Geffen

Inventing David Geffen: The Soundtrack

It’s American Masters radio: the other AM on the Spotify dial.

How many PBS films have a Whitesnake track? From Crosby, Stills & Nash to Joni Mitchell, from Neil Young to Elton John, and Bob Dylan, too, the soundtrack to Inventing David Geffen just goes to show the far-reaching influence Geffen had as a music producer on our national soundscape.

Inventing David Geffen

‘Free Man In Paris’ Interpreted

There are many ways you could interpret Joni Mitchell’s “Free Man In Paris.” Robbie Robertson of The Band gives his take on the song’s meaning.

Inventing David Geffen

David Geffen on Sunset Blvd.

A vintage scene from the Geffen-Roberts office on Sunset Blvd. in L.A.: a place where deals were made and a place where the show was as much about David Geffen as it was about the acts–from Neil Young to Joni Mitchell–he represented.

Inventing David Geffen

Always About the Song

For David Geffen it came down to representing his friends and the songs that moved him. That’s what made David Geffen.

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Outtakes: Life at the Troubadour

In these deleted scenes from Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, Roger McGuinn, former Troubadour staff, photographer Harry Diltz, Cheech & Chong, and Bonnie Raitt tell stories about the incredible energy and community that centered around the nightly performances and daily club life, including the time Joni Mitchell surprised […]

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

Carole King’s Monumental Tapestry Album

The legendary album first released in 1971 and reissued in 2008 on CD has sold 24 million copies and changed the retail and radio world forever.

Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

About the Film

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Carole King’s landmark album Tapestry and signature song “You’ve Got a Friend,” a Grammy®-winner for both King and James Taylor, whose friendship and performance legacy was cemented at Doug Weston’s famed West Hollywood club the Troubadour. American Masters continues its 25th anniversary season with Troubadours: Carole King / […]

Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind

Timeline

Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind

Joni Mitchell’s Stylistic Journey

Tom Manoff, Classical Music Critic of NPR’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED on Joni Mitchell Excerpts from his book Music: A Living Language (WW Norton and Co, 1982) I want the full hyphen: folk-rock-country-jazz-classical, so finally when you get all the hyphens in, maybe they’ll drop them all, and get down to just some American music. -Joni […]