Her studio debut with backing band Big Brother And The Holding Company from 1967 showed a band on its way to greatness. Janis uplifts the loose and live sounding blues rock on Big Brother with scorching vocal performances. It's the starting point for anyone exploring the Joplin legacy! Includes the songs "Coo Coo" and "The Last Time", which were originally released on 45 RPM 7 inch singles.
One of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 1968 by press and public, Cheap Thrills delivered on every expectation and more. Released within a year after the debut album Big Brother And The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin [MOVLP463] Cheap Thrills showcases a tried & true Big Brother And The Holding Company, a highly confident Janis Joplin on vocals and an impeccable production.
Janis teamed up with a new band in 1969: the Kozmic Blues Band. They provided a tighter, more soulful approach to the blues rock 'Big Brother' is known for. Featuring a horn section and a stronger emphasis on organ, I Got Them Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! yielded soul burners "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)", "Work Me Lord" and "As Good As You've Been To This World", as well as slower tracks like "Maybe" and "Kozmic Blues". Hearing is believing!