Greatest folksinger: Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell? | The Tylt
Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell are among the most influential folksingers of all time. Mitchell is not only one of Prince’s favorites, but her signature hit “Big Yellow Taxi” was sampled in Janet Jackson's Grammy-winning R&B smash “Got ’Til It’s Gone" in 1997. On the other hand, Dylan has been inducted into several Hall of Fames, won a Nobel Peace Prize and his life is the subject of the acclaimed biographical film "I'm Not There." Which folksinger is more iconic? 🎸
Greatest folksinger: Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell?
Rolling Stone ranked Bob Dylan as the #1 greatest songwriter of all time, and hence, many regard him as the greatest folksinger of all time. He's certainly is the most popular. Billboard ranked arguably what are Dylan's best songs of all time, and check out a live performance of one of his signature songs "Like a Rolling Stone" below.
But many others argue Joni Mitchell gives Dylan a run for his money. While Mitchell didn't always get her due as woman in folk music, she has gone on to become one of the most revered songwriters and musicians in music history. Rolling Stone ranked her at #9 as the one of the greatest songwriters ever. Billboard complied a list of her most underrated gems, and watch a live performance of her classic “Big Yellow Taxi” below.