Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Real Name:
Roberta Joan Anderson
Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter
Born November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (Performer) in 1997.

Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter ("Urge for Going", "Chelsea Morning", "Both Sides, Now", "Woodstock") and then as a singer in her own right. Blue, her starkly personal 1971 album, was voted #30 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list of 2003. Mitchell also had pop hits such as "Big Yellow Taxi", "Free Man in Paris", and "Help Me", the last two from 1974's best-selling Court and Spark.

Mitchell's distinctive harmonic guitar style, and piano arrangements all grew more complex through the 1970s as she was deeply influenced by jazz, melding it with pop, folk and rock on experimental albums like 1976's Hejira. She worked closely with jazz greats including Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and on a 1979 record released after his death, Charles Mingus. From the 1980s on, Mitchell reduced her recording and touring schedule but turned again toward pop, making greater use of synthesizers and direct political protest in her lyrics, which often tackled social and environmental themes alongside romantic and emotional ones.

Mitchell is also a visual artist. She created the artwork for each of her albums, and in 2000 described herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance." Mitchell stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting, but in 2007 she released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.

See Siquomb Publishing Corp.
In Groups:

Joni Mitchell Discography


RRC 6293 Joni Mitchell Song To A Seagull (Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RRC 6293 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
RS 6341 Joni Mitchell Clouds (Album) Reprise Records RS 6341 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6376 Joni Mitchell Ladies Of The Canyon (Album) Reprise Records RS 6376 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
MS 2038 Joni Mitchell Blue (Album) Reprise Records MS 2038 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
SD 5057 Joni Mitchell For The Roses (Album) Asylum Records SD 5057 US 1972 Sell This Version
374 Joni Mitchell And James Taylor (2) Joni Mitchell And James Taylor (2) - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-374/375(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 374 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 53002 Joni Mitchell Court And Spark (Album) Asylum Records K 53002 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
TC2 SYSP 902 Joni Mitchell & The L.A. Express Joni Mitchell & The L.A. Express - Miles Of Aisles (Album) Asylum Records TC2 SYSP 902 UK 1974 Sell This Version
AUC 4513 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (Album) Asylum Records AUC 4513 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1087 Joni Mitchell Hejira (Album) Asylum Records 7E-1087 US 1976 Sell This Version
BB 701 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (Album) Asylum Records BB 701 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
ASY 53091 Joni Mitchell Mingus (Album) Asylum Records ASY 53091 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
P-5587-8Y Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light (Album) Asylum Records P-5587-8Y Japan 1980 Sell This Version
GEF 25102 Joni Mitchell Wild Things Run Fast (Album) Geffen Records GEF 25102 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
GHS 24074 Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog (Album) Geffen Records GHS 24074 US 1985 Sell This Version
1592671 Joni Mitchell Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm (Album, Single) Geffen Records 1592671 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3076 Joni Mitchell A Special Conversation For Radio(CD, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-3076 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 24302 1, 924 302.1, 9 24302 1-8 Joni Mitchell Night Ride Home (Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Geffen Records 9 24302 1, 924 302.1, 9 24302 1-8 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
GEFD 9143 Joni Mitchell Night Ride Home / "The Night Ride Home" Radio Program(CD, Album, Promo + CD, Promo, Smplr) The David Geffen Company GEFD 9143 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
9 45786-2 Joni Mitchell Turbulent Indigo (Album) Reprise Records 9 45786-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
2 46451-AB Joni Mitchell Taming The Tiger (Album) Reprise Records 2 46451-AB US 1998 Sell This Version
WPCR-10678 Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now (Album) Reprise Records WPCR-10678 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
7559-79817-2 Joni Mitchell Travelogue (Album) Nonesuch 7559-79817-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
0888072304574 Joni Mitchell Shine (Album) Hear Music 0888072304574 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RV. 20 169, RV. 20169, 0694 Joni Mitchell Night In The City (Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RV. 20 169, RV. 20169, 0694 France 1968 Sell This Version