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Showing posts with label Janis Joplin. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue - The Critics Go Wild!!



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Seven Years In The Making!
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Directed by Academy Award Nominated Amy Berg



 

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Monday, January 20, 2014

New Mike Bloomfield Multi-Disc Retrospective

Mark Pucci Media             



I was privileged to hear an advance of the wonderful new 3 CD/1 DVD Michael Bloomfield set, "From His Head to His Heart to His Hands," coming out Feb. 4 from Sony/Legacy Recordings. Lovingly produced by Mike's longtime friend & cohort, Al Kooper, this new set is a treasure trove of all the great Bloomfield music we remember, and a lot we've never heard before, including his "audition" for then-Columbia Records A&R head John Hammond Sr., plus many previously unreleased cuts, including a live track from the 1980 Bob Dylan concert in San Francisco. In between, there's all the great music Bloomfield gave us on his solo albums, with the Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, Super Sessions & tracks with Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin, etc. The DVD gives great insight into what made Bloomfield tick, and why he was so special. I got a chance to see/hear him play live twice: in 1968 at the Fillmore East in NYC with the "Flag;" and in the late '70s at the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta with one of his later bands. Back in the late '60s/early '70s there were three kings of the guitar: Hendrix, Clapton & Bloomfield. This retrospective brings that greatness home. I have no stake in this project, but as a huge fan, take it from me: this is one album you need to have.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Summertime - Janis Joplin


Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs, she later sang about her experience at school through her song "Ego Rock".

Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp. A heavy drinker all of her life, her favorite drink was Southern Comfort.

Joplin first rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her more soulful and bluesy backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.

Janis Joplin's hits and other popular songs from throughout her short four year career include "Down On Me", "Bye, Bye Baby", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Try Just A Little Bit Harder", "Maybe", "To Love Somebody", "Kozmic Blues", "Work Me, Lord", "Move Over", "Cry Baby", "Get It While You Can", "My Baby", "Trust Me", "Mercedes Benz", "One Night Stand" and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".

At the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Rock and Roll" as well as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul". She was also a painter, dancer and music arranger.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cry Baby


Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ball and Chain


Janis Joplin with Big Brother... not the best musicians but this cut always gives me shivers. Janis has the blues. James Gurley is making ungodly sounds on his guitar. Absolutely magnificant!
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