Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin was an American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts.
In 1967, Joplin rose to fame following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, first the Kozmic Blues Band and then the Full Tilt Boogie Band. She appeared at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Five singles by Joplin reached the Billboard Hot 100, including a cover of the Kris Kristofferson song "Me and Bobby McGee", which reached number 1 in March 1971. Her most popular songs include her cover versions of "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", "Down on Me", "Ball and Chain", and "Summertime"; and her original song "Mercedes Benz", her final recording.

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Move Over (Alternate Version)Pearl4:25
Coo Coo (Live at the Carousel Ballroom - June 22, 1968)Live At The Carousel Ballroom 19686:23
My Baby (Alternate Version)The Pearl Sessions3:59
I Need a Man to LoveThe Essential Janis Joplin4:52
Get It While You CanPearl3:23
Trust MePearl3:17
Cry BabyBox Of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection3:56
Can't Turn You Loose (Live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 17, 1969)The Woodstock Experience4:25
Work Me, LordI Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!6:35
All Is LonelinessBig Brother & The Holding Company2:30
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