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Me and My Uncle

Let's Sing Out - Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 4, 1965

Originating from university campuses all across Canada, Let's Sing Out featured audience participation as students joined Canadian and American guest stars in familiar and popular folk songs.

Recorded at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg by CJAY-TV. The program, hosted by Oscar Brand, also featured Dave Van Ronk and the Chapins (including Harry).

Me and My Uncle is a song composed by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and popularized by the Grateful Dead and Judy Collins who recorded the song in 1964.

Broadcast on October 14, 1965.

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journeybear on

Also on stage: Patrick Sky. We see him to Joni's left (our right) at the beginning and end of her performance. I know this because he's my uncle! (Well, the crazy uncle I never had.)

PS: That's not Dave Van Ronk, though they were best pals back then.

Annie on

Joni truly had a beautiful voice during this time. It's too bad cigarette smoking spoiled this wonderful instruments. I know she denies that it's the cigarettes that changed her voice, but it's sort of like an alcoholic denying she has a problem with alcohol.

electricty on

It is so wonderful to see this early performance for the first time. She is so remarkable, so talented from the very begining of her career. She plays with such a command of the manterial, her dynamics causing the story to ebb and flow. I am such a huge fan, it was a joy to see this early performance.