Tag Archives: Janis Joplin

Rock Chronology #226: Cry Baby

“Cry Baby”, Janis Joplin, 1971. “Cry Baby” was originally recorded by blues singer Garnet Simms back in 1963. However the Janis Joplin version is the definitive version of the song. It comes from her Pearl album which spent an impressive … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #210: Me and Bobby McGee

“Me and Bobby McGee”, Janis Joplin, 1971 It’s time to kick off the new year right! And by “new year” I mean 1971. “Me and Bobby McGee” was actually written by Kris Kristofferson. Janis’ version is the definitive version of … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #130: Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)

“Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)”, Janis Joplin, 1969. Janis Joplin began her solo career in 1969. Even though Big Brother and the Holding Company had the top selling album in 1968, she set out on her own. (Although in … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #84: Summertime

“Summertime”, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1968. Here’s another great song from Janis Joplin with Big Brother. This was off of their Cheap Thrills album which was the best selling album at the end of 1968. Unfortunately this would … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #65: Piece of My Heart

“Piece of My Heart”, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1968. Today we kick off 1968, and it’s a whole new game. There was so much enthusiasm surrounding Rock music in 1967 that it actually shifted the paradigm. It used … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #40: Ball ‘n’ Chain

“Ball ‘n’ Chain”, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1967. Even if you’ve never heard of Big Brother and the Holding Company, I’d bet you’ve heard of their lead singer, Janis Joplin. Interestingly enough, it took Janis about a year … Continue reading

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