In 1969 Joni lived briefly in a Mediterranean beach side, hippy commune in Crete (Greece) sleeping inside manmade Neolithic caves carved into the sandstone cliff.

The Caves of Matala were a popular hippy attraction.

Carey was a real person, Carey Raditz, who Joni had a holiday romance with Joni.

Joni tells the story of their meeting thus…

The next night, Penelope and I went to the Mermaid Café for a drink with Cary. Several hippies were there along with some soldiers. Someone recommended this clear Turkish liquor called raki. I wasn’t a big drinker, and after three glasses I woke up the next morning alone in Cary’s cave.

The Mermaid Café was a real place and a watering hole for all the hedonistic, bohemian types in Matala.

I guess you can have too much of a good thing and Joni moved on to Athens, and then home to record the iconic ‘Blue’ Album.

My fingernails are filthy, I got beach tar on my feet. And I miss my clean white linen and my fancy French cologne

Carey by Joni Mitchell (cover) is a cover track originally written by Joni Mitchell.

This cover track was first made available on this website in 2024 though recording precedes that. Non-Mechanical Copyright remains with the original author and can be fully ascertained from registrations with the appropriate representatives.

Carey by Joni Mitchell (cover) is a pop and rock and vocal track.

Benny Sutton plays all instruments on Carey by Joni Mitchell (cover) especially with emphasis to guitar and keyboards (unless otherwise noted). All other instruments are virtual (VST) and either played directly as MIDI from a MIDI keyboard or sequenced directly into a MIDI editor.

Benny also does all arrangements, produces, and engineers all recordings in his home studio using Cubase as his DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).

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