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The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

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Thursday, Sep 2, 2010

The world contains lots of delightful sounds: bluebirds trilling, children laughing, brooks babbling, etc. But is there any sound more pleasing than the sound of a human voice? And has there ever been any vocalist with a more beautiful tone than Joni Mitchell’s? I think not. Here she is on the Johnny Cash show, playing the lap dulcimer and trilling “California”. Mitchell singing about going home just chills the soul. She nails every note with the proper amounts of joy and heartache. This is the voice that launched a thousand, nay probably a million, singers to find their own expressive natures. Whether anyone has ever measured up to the standard heard here is a decision only you can make….


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