Hits: Greatest and Others was a 1973 compilation Vanguard put together at the end of Joan Baez' association with their label. In addition to her hit cover of The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", songs by the Beatles and Kris Kristofferson were also included. Unlike previous compilations, this one skipped over most of Baez' earlier traditional material almost entirely, in favor of her more recent singer-songwriter material and covers. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robbie Robertson).
Joan Baez - Greatest Hits Baez, Joan. Before Joan Baez, the closest thing to a white female folksinger was Jo Stafford. Although these are gorgeous, seemingly original versions, I must say I personally found three of the 'live' songs pretty lackluster, and tend to skip past: notably, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down but also Oh Happy Day, and Amazing Grace.
Hits, Greatest & Others, 2006. The Night They Drove Old Dixie, 03:22. The Dangling Conversation, 02:47. Help Me Make It Through the Night, 02:58. Eleanor Rigby, 02:20. I Pity the Poor Immigrant, 03:46. Heaven Help Us All, 03:32.
Greatest Hits And Others. 2012 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks.
Although it misses several fine items, the compilation remains an effective introduction for the curious listener.