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Essential Janis Joplin

Essential Janis Joplin

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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 items)
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Description: 0 0 Such was the visceral power of Janis Joplin's voice that her enduring legend as '60s rock icon was based on just a pair of solo albums and the two releases with her fronting Big Brother and the Holding Company that she recorded before her death in 1970 of a drug overdose. This 30-track double-disc anthology offers a concise introduction to the incendiary talents of a singer whose tortured blues seemed no mere affectation; being cruelly voted "Ugliest Man on Campus" during her tenure at the University of Texas barely hinted at the depth of Joplin's personal demons. Organized chronologically with its discs split be ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 14 January 2003
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0696998713123 UPC: 696998713123
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Joplin could belt out basic blues, but her electrifying performances prefigured female rockers as disparate as Bonnie Raitt and Courtney Love. But her early years with acid-tinged Big Brother & the Holding Company are the most rewarding listening here. Standout track: โ€œPiece of My Heartโ€"


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