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    The Classic LP Collection

    Janis' celebrated albums, on 180 gram vinyl. Sourced from the original masters. Includes Janis Joplin's Pearl, I Got Dem' Kozmik Blues Again Mama, and Big Brother and the Holding Company's self-titled release and Cheap Thrills.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP1 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Big Brother & The Holding Company
    1. Bye, Bye Baby
    2. Easy Rider
    3. Intruder
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Call On Me
    6. Coo coo
    7. Women Is Losers
    8. Blindman
    9. Down On Me
    10. Caterpillar
    11. All Is Loneliness
    12. The Last Time


    LP2 - Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need A Man To Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece Of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball & Chain


    LP3 - Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
    1. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
    2. Maybe
    3. One Good Man
    4. As Good As You've Been To This World
    5. To Love Somebody
    6. Kozmic Blues
    7. Little Girl Blue
    8. Work Me, Lord


    LP4 - Janis Joplin - Pearl
    1. Move Over
    2. Cry Baby
    3. A Woman Left Lonely
    4. Half Moon
    5. Buried Alive In The Blues
    6. My Baby
    7. Me & Bobby McGee
    8. Mercedes Benz
    9. Trust Me
    10. Get It While You Can

    Janis Joplin
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    Pearl


    1971's Pearl Showcases Janis Joplin at Her Peak: Chart-Topping Record Includes Hits Me and Bobby McGee, Mercedes Benz, and Get It While You Can


    Mastered From the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Pressing is Definitive-Sounding Analog Version of Masterpiece Ranked #135 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Joplin Displays Balance of Impeccable Timing, Devastating Vulnerability, and Raw Emotion: Full Tilt Boogie Band, Producer Paul Rothchild Complete Album Steeped in Soul and Loaded With Spirit


    Janis Joplin wouldn't be denied on Pearl. The powerhouse vocalist had kicked her addictions, teamed with a stupendous band, and partnered with a producer that knew how to best showcase her voice on record. She came to the sessions with an armload of astonishing songs, and a burst of creative energy that mirrored her rejuvenated emotional state and undeniable spirit. You can hear it on every note of the 1971 record. Ranked #135 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, Pearl sold more than four million copies and stands as the first female rock superstar's definitive studio work. Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP presents the lasting artwork like never before.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, cut at 45RPM, and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue takes Joplin and Co.'s stupendous performances to newly transcendent levels. Boasting a fidelity that further magnifies the singer's passion and producer Paul A. Rothchild's clear production, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, dynamics, and openness afforded by the wider grooves. Joplin's husky, strong, and penetrating singing has never sounded so vibrant or made deeper connections. Warm, organic, and free of any artificial ceilings, this version lets you step into Sunset Sound Recorders with the performers, such is the degree of realism and authenticity. Indeed, few, if any words, describe Joplin better than authentic, and her spirit comes to life on this 2LP set in positively transcendent fashion. Like its headliner, this pressing leaves it all on the floor.


    While Joplin's electrifying vocal prowess is universally lauded - she's recognized as the greatest white female blues singer the world has ever seen - her mix of compassion, confidence, and charm play as large a role in attracting listeners and keeping them ensnared more than four decades after her tragic death. And on Pearl, she burrows into deeper stylistic veins, teasing out sides of her persona and craft she'd never previously displayed. Her signature desperation, sadness, and vulnerability remain - the harrowing, lonely wail that begins her soul-ravishing take on Jerry Ragovoy's Cry Baby, underlined with a Wall of Sound-like piano accompaniment, could only come from a person severely scarred by loss and disappointment - yet Joplin also reveals a sense of humor and beatnik innocence that helped propel the album to the top of the charts for nine straight weeks.


    Playfully introduced as a song of great social and political import, the acapella Mercedes Benz reflects Joplin's throaty timbre as well as her enhanced, sunnier mood. Similarly, her definitive read of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee signals a laidback demeanor and a move into country strains, with the delivery as natural, carefree, and loving as any in the rock canon. As she does throughout the record, Joplin invests her all in the narrative so that there's no line between the performer and the song. She makes everything on Pearl feel autobiographical, and by extension, gut-wrenchingly honest, and devastatingly intimate. Joplin achieved these feats often during her brief career, yet there are differences on Pearl, chiefly among them her balance of impeccable timing and raw emotion. Heart-aching anthems such as A Woman Left Lonely offer both grit and control, subtlety and attack, resulting in cathartic releases distinguished with originality, personality, and instinctual passion.


    Pearl remains Joplin's finest hour, with credit also owed to the Full Tilt Boogie Band - the only group she ever considered to be her own - as well as the Doors alum that sat behind the boards. Joplin and Rothchild both admitted to sharing a common bond and understanding, with the latter inheriting the role of teacher and Joplin, a willing student ready to discover how she could use her voice in new, more expressive ways. The fruits of the pair's labors fill Pearl, be it the guardedly optimistic Get It While You Can or assertive, fleet-footed Move Over.


    Experienced in the new light brought to fore by this definitive Mobile Fidelity analog edition, Joplin's swan song is no longer about a masterpiece that its creator never lived to see finished. Rather, it's about a once-in-a-lifetime vocalist realizing mammoth potential and wringing passion out of every note. It's not a tragedy, but a triumph. Get it while you can.

    1. Move Over
    2. Cry Baby
    3. A Woman Left Lonely
    4. Half Moon
    5. Buried Alive In The Blues
    6. My Baby
    7. Me And Bobby McGee
    8. Mercedes Benz
    9. Trust Me
    10. Get It While You Can
    Janis Joplin
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    Cheap Thrills

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Quintessential 1968 Record a Potent Mix of Psychedelia, Blues, Folk, and Rock: Janis Joplin Delivers Cathartic Vocal Performance on Major-Label Debut That Includes Powerhouse Piece of My Heart


    Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Vinyl Pressing Touts Superb Spaciousness, Punchiness, Dynamics, and Texture: Cheap Thrills Sounds As Close to Live as Music Gets and Features Robert Crumb Artwork


    In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history. Now, thanks to Mobile Fidelity, the instantly identifiable effort also possesses sonics equivalent to its visual and musical status.


    Cut at 45RPM and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue intensifies the quintet's storied sophomore effort. Due to the wider grooves, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, punchiness, energy, pacing, and dynamics. Joplin's hurricane-force singing reverberates with texture, grittiness, and volume. An arresting array of instrumental colors and tones comes on with clearer separation and depth. While previous pressings find the band and Joplin's voice in competition with one another for room, both emerge as distinct entities. Always noted for its rawness, Cheap Thrills sounds as close to live as it gets, an unadulterated portrait of nervy rock n' roll delivered with exuberant enthusiasm and all-out determination. This is music at is most visceral.


    Having drawn national attention for their legendary performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, Big Brother and Joplin faced huge expectations to deliver a studio set that would convey their onstage vibrancy and potency. Cheap Thrills does this and more, becoming one of 1968's most commercially successful releases that remained on the charts the week Joplin announced her separation from the ensemble. Contrary to popular belief, only one of the album's songs, Ball and Chain, was recorded live. Everything else owes to the unhinged, spirit-elevating performances and true collaboration between vocalist and band that manifests itself throughout the record's 37-minute-plus running time. Merging biker-babe ruggedness with wounded-bird poignancy, Joplin's expressive belting, mega-watt moaning, and sensitive crooning take center stage. Yet her bandmates match every step with explosive rhythms, heavy guitar-driven blues, and assertive solos that take inspiration from free-form jazz.


    Indeed, Cheap Thrills still exhilarates not only due to Joplin's almighty singing but because of boundary-shredding arrangements that reflect the period's anything-is-possible mindset. More so than any other musicians Joplin encountered, the members of Big Brother pushed limits on convention via soirees into acid-dipped psychedelia and its orbiting sonic galaxies. Together, they aim and achieve an aural mythos that makes a permanent connection between artist and audience by way of eliminating traditional divisions. Such communal power is evident on the mind-bending version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and insistent, sinewy I Need a Man to Love. It's also obvious during quieter moments, whether the tripped-out, twisted, and curvaceous contours of George and Ira Gershwin's Summertime or restrained, throwback acoustic blues of Turtle Blues.


    Yes, Joplin presents - and rallies against - loneliness and desperation in a cathartic language few had heard before or since. What's even more significant is the fearlessness, toughness, synergy, and sexual danger pulsing through every song, including the take-on-all-comers challenge Piece of My Heart, which the collective attacks with career-making ferocity. Like Robert Crumb's daring pop-art illustrations that grace the cover, they simultaneously lure and dare the listener to enter a space where outsiders run free and where outlaws are heard above the mainstream din.

    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need a Man to Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball and Chain
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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  • Cheap Thrills Cheap Thrills Quick View

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    Cheap Thrills

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    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, Cheap Thrills showcases a tried & true Big Brother And The Holding Company, a highly confident Janis Joplin on vocals and an impeccable production.


    With the heart-rending version of Piece Of My Heart and a definitive cover of Gershwin's Summertime, the album (which consists of studio in addition to live material) shot to the top of the charts and stayed there. Featuring elaborate cover artwork by Robert Crumb, known for his Keep On Truckin' and Fritz The Cat cartoons, Cheap Thrills became a 60's icon and not just because of the music.


    A classic album and an important part of Rock history, this album is 'a time capsule for one of rock's most distinguished singers.'

    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need A Man to Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece Of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball And Chain
    Janis Joplin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 Quick View

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    Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968

    Starting in 1966, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the
    Holding Company became accidental architects of what
    would be known as the San Francisco Sound. During that
    important cultural watershed quaintly referred to as the
    Summer of Love, they provided an unruly, party-tastic link
    between the cool, cerebral music of the Jefferson Airplane
    and the psychedelic covenant of the Grateful Dead.


    LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM 1968 is a previously
    unavailable live concert recording of Big Brother and
    the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, recorded
    by legendary soundman Owsley Stanley, a/k/a Bear,
    who supervised the mastering of this release before his
    fatal car accident on March 12, 2011. The release of the
    album marks the one-year anniversary of his passing and is
    dedicated to Bear.


    This is Bears unique vision how he heard the band live,
    and how he wanted to transmit it. From the very speciï¬c
    (non)stereo mix, to the cover artwork he commissioned
    from Stanley Mouse, to the liner notes written by those
    who knew Bear best, this truly is Bears presentation of this phenomenal band and inspirational music.

    LP1
    1. Combination Of The Two
    2. I Need A Man To Love
    3. Flower In The Sun
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Summertime
    6. Catch Me Daddy
    7. Its A Deal
    8. Call On Me


    LP2
    9. Jam Im Mad
    10. Piece Of My Heart
    11. Coo Coo
    12. Ball & Chain
    13. Down On Me
    14. Call On Me (Saturday ShowJune 22, 1968)*


    *Bonus Track

    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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  • I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama Quick View

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    I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama

    Sourced from the Original Masters, on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl with Jacket Meticulously Recreated from the Original Art


    Janis Joplin decided to make a sharp turn after Cheap Thrills, and abandoned her previous band Big Brother And The Holding Company. Her new band, the Kozmic Blues Band provided a tighter, more soulful approach to the blues rock 'Big Brother' is known for. By going solo, Joplin made a crucial point: she's got soul for miles on end.


    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!

    1. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
    2. Maybe
    3. One Good Man
    4. As Good As You've Been To This World
    5. To Love Somebody
    6. Kozmic Blues
    7. Little Girl Blue
    8. Work Me, Lord
    Janis Joplin
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  • Move Over! Move Over! Quick View

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    Move Over!

    Music On Vinyl is Proud to Release this 7 Box with Four Previously Unissued Singles.


    This set comes in a lift-off box and contains 4 previously unissued 7 singles in picture sleeves, with audio sourced from the original masters. Also included are a photo print of Janis and a temporary tattoo replica of Janis' tattoo.

    LP 1
    1. Magic Of Love (recorded March 26, 1968 - studio outtake from the Cheap Thrills studio sessions - previously unissued)
    2. Call On Me (recorded live at Winterland, San Fransisco, April 12, 1968 - previously unissued)


    LP 2
    1. Piece Of My Heart
    2. Summertime (recorded live in Amsterdam, Holland, April 1, 1969 - previously unissued)


    LP 3
    1. Raise Your Hand
    2. Bo Diddley (recorded live at The Fillmore, San Fransisco, October 5, 1969)


    LP 4
    1. Move Over
    2. My Baby (recorded August 4, 1970 - unissued early versions, original mono mixes prepared for cancelled single release - previously unissued)

    Janis Joplin
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  • Pearl Pearl Quick View

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    Pearl

    Ranked 122/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Audio sourced from the original master tapes and with meticulously recreated artwork!


    Designed as the perfect vehicle to showcase her powerful vocals, Janis Joplin's 'Pearl' was released after the singer's death in 1970.


    She never got to record the vocals for 'Buried Alive In The Blues', but she did manage to create gems such as 'Cry Baby', 'Mercedez Benz' and her signature song 'Me And Bobby McGee', which became a posthumous number one hit.


    Pearl shows Janis at her best, and leaves the listener always wanting more


    Originally released on January 11, 1971 (three months after her passing on October 4, 1970), the Paul Rothschild produced Pearl debuted Janis Joplin's final finished studio recordings as well as intimations of what the influential American country-soul-blues-rock singer was capable of delivering. The only album Joplin ever recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, the touring ensemble that had backed her on the Festival Express, Pearl includes studio recordings of songs that had been introduced to audiences on tour. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200, a position it held for nine weeks, Pearl features some of Janis' most familiar and best-loved performances including her cover of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and her off-the-cuff a cappella Mercedes Benz.

    1. Move Over
    2. Cry Baby
    3. A Woman Left Lonely
    4. Half Moon
    5. Buried Alive In The Blues
    6. My Baby
    7. Me And Bobby McGee
    8. Mercedes Benz
    9. Trust Me
    10. Get It While You Can
    Janis Joplin
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Cheap Thrills Cheap Thrills Quick View

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    Cheap Thrills

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    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, Cheap Thrills showcases a tried & true Big Brother And The Holding Company, a highly confident Janis Joplin on vocals and an impeccable production.


    With the heart-rending version of Piece Of My Heart and a definitive cover of Gershwin's Summertime, the album (which consists of studio in addition to live material) shot to the top of the charts and stayed there. Featuring elaborate cover artwork by Robert Crumb, known for his Keep On Truckin' and Fritz The Cat cartoons, Cheap Thrills became a 60's icon and not just because of the music.


    A classic album and an important part of Rock history, this album is 'a time capsule for one of rock's most distinguished singers.'

    1. Combination Of The Two
    2. I Need A Man To Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece Of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball And Chain
    Janis Joplin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company Big Brother & The Holding Company Quick View

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    Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Six months before becoming an overnight sensation following a blistering set at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, Big Brother and the Holding Company was an unknown group from San Francisco playing a month-long Chicago club engagement. Mutual freind, Chet Helms introduced the band to singer, Janis Joplin and after their gig was cut short, Big Brother and Janis avoided returning to California, signed with the small, struggling jazz label Mainstream Records and cut the three-day recording session that makes up this, their self-titled debut in December of 1966. The set mostly consisted of original songs, with the exception of New York City street musician, Moondog's All Is Loneliness and a more secular arrangement of the gospel standard Down on Me. Despite Joplin's fiery singing style, Big Brother was still the kind of democracy in which Joplin shared vocals with Sam Andrew on the trippy Light Is Faster Than Sound and the more soulful duet Call on Me. Most of the record features Joplin reaching back and channeling her hero, Big Maybelle on songs like the brassy Women Is Losers and the no-nonsense Intruder.
    1. Bye, Bye Baby
    2. Easy Rider
    3. Intruder
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Call on Me
    6. Women Is Losers
    7. Blindman
    8. Down on Me
    9. Caterpillar
    10. All Is Loneliness
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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  • Pearl Pearl Quick View

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    Pearl

    Ranked 122/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Originally released on January 11, 1971 (three months after her passing on October 4, 1970), the Paul Rothschild produced Pearl debuted Janis Joplin's final finished studio recordings as well as intimations of what the influential American country-soul-blues-rock singer was capable of delivering. The only album Joplin ever recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, the touring ensemble that had backed her on the Festival Express, Pearl includes studio recordings of songs that had been introduced to audiences on tour. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard 200, a position it held for nine weeks, Pearl features some of Janis' most familiar and best-loved performances including her cover of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and her off-the-cuff a cappella Mercedes Benz.

    1. Move Over
    2. Cry Baby
    3. A Woman Left Lonely
    4. Half Moon
    5. Buried Alive In The Blues
    6. My Baby
    7. Me and Bobby McGee
    8. Mercedes Benz
    9. Trust Me
    10. Get It While You Can
    Janis Joplin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At The Carousel Ballroom Live At The Carousel Ballroom Quick View

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    Live At The Carousel Ballroom

    Big Brother & The Holding Company might best be known for being the first band Janis Joplin sung in, a live recording like this one shows their prowess as a fivepiece band.


    Their June 23, 1968 show at the Carousel Ballroom would prove to be legendary on a number of levels. The venue was owned by members of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead and would later become the Fillmore West. Janis would leave the band only two months after the show to pursue her solo career, making this one of the last times the ensemble worked together. The show was recorded by Augustus Owsley Stanley III , a.k.a. 'Bear', soundman of The Grateful Dead and a masterful LSDcooker, who also supervised the remastering of the recordings shortly before his death in March 2011.


    This is to be the first in a series of releases from his archive titled 'Bear's Sonic Archive', and it promises to be one hell of a ride. Though some of these songs have appeared on a 1972 Janis Joplin collection before in a very raw form, this is the first time these recordings are being released on vinyl.


    Dedicated to Bear, this live performance is a more than welcome addition to the Big Brother catalogue!

    LP1
    1. Combination Of The Two
    2. I Need A Man To Love
    3. Flower In The Sun
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Summertime
    6. Catch Me Daddy
    7. It's A Deal
    8. Call On Me


    LP2
    1. Jam - I'm Mad (Mad Man Blues)
    2. Piece Of My Heart
    3. Coo Coo
    4. Ball & Chain
    5. Down On Me


    Bonus Track:
    6. Call On Me (Saturday Show)

    Janis Joplin
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    Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Sundazed presents the high-definition vinyl reissue of the ultra-rare mono edition of Big Brother & the Holding Companys 1967 debut! Besides being the album that introduced the world to Janis Joplin, Big Brother & the Holding Companys first release stands as one of the classic recordings of 60s rock. Joplin had added her fiery wail to the archetypal Haight-Ashbury acid-rock quintet only months before it entered the studio to make the album, and for the sessions she shares vocal duties with bassist Peter Albin and guitarist Sam Andrew. But, thanks to the LPs raging single, Down on Me, it was immediately clear to radio audiences of the time that the Texas-born singer was a new force to be reckoned with.


    In addition to Joplins inimitable blues cry, Big Brothers other key strength lies in the scraping, distorted guitars of Sam Andrew and James Gurley, which are in heavy abundance on such choice cuts as the trippy Light is Faster Than Sound, the punkish Women is Losers, and the groups fuzzy, droning remake of Moondogs All is Loneliness. Cut from the original mono masters, this Sundazed edition adds two scarce single-only sides.

    1. Bye, Bye Baby
    2. Easy Rider
    3. Intruder
    4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
    5. Call on Me
    6. Women Is Losers
    7. Blindman
    8. Down on Me
    9. Caterpillar
    10. All Is Loneliness
    11. Coo Coo
    12. The Last Time
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
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  • I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Speakers Corner) I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Speakers Corner)

    When Janis Joplin died in October 1970 at the early age of 27, thus involuntarily confirming the beatnik adage live fast, love hard, die young, it was only a matter of time before she was crowned the "Queen of Rock". Of greater importance than this posthumous entry into rock 'n' roll's hall of fame is the recognition during her lifetime of her explosive vocal style, which - so Vogue - turned the whole history of singing upside down.



    Janis Joplin's discography is just as short and changeable as her life. After two LP releases with the standard 'cast' of rock musicians in the band Big Brother And The Holding Company, with whose excellent musical support she obtained her first recording contract with Columbia Records in 1968, the company provided her with a group augmented with organ and winds. Their intention was to broaden her vocal expression with blues and funk elements, which, however, her most loyal fans regarded as betrayal of the ideals of rock music. Rock fans in the Old World were less critical, especially since Joplin and her Kozmic Blues Band went on a two-month tour of Europe. For those Woodstock fans whose ears are still ringing with the band's full, meaty wind sound and Janis's bluesy soul singing, this album is an absolute must.



    Musicians:



    • Janis Joplin (vocal)

    • Cornelius Snooky Flowers, Terry Clements (saxophone)

    • Luis Gasca (trumpet)

    • Richard Kermode, Gabriel Mekler (organ)

    • Sam Andrew (guitar)

    • Brad Campbell (bass)

    • Maury Baker, Lonnie Castille (drums)



    Recording: June - August 1969 by Sy Mitchell, Jerry Hochman, and Alex Kazanegras

    Production: Gabriel Mekler



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
    2. Maybe
    3. One Good Man
    4. As Good As You've Been to This World
    5. To Love Somebody
    6. Kozmic Blues
    7. Little Girl Blue
    8. Work Me Lord
    Janis Joplin
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    Fillmore East 2-11-69

    Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69 is a double live album by the Grateful Dead recorded during the Live/Dead tour on February 11, 1969 at the Fillmore East in New York City.


    Performing two hour-long sets as the opening act to Janis Joplin's New York debut as a solo star, the Grateful Dead turned in a characteristic performance for this period in their career. In between the release of their second and third albums, they devoted much time to the songs that would turn up several months later on Aoxomoxoa, including acoustic renditions of Dupree's Diamond Blues and Mountains of the Moon. Pigpen dominated the first set, singing the blues standards Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, I'm a King Bee, and Turn on Your Lovelight. But a large part of both sets was given over to the group's extended medleys, in the first set Cryptical Envelopment/The Other One, in the second Dark Star/St. Stephen/The Eleven. These involved, largely instrumental pieces set the tone for the Dead at the end of the '60s and produced their breakthrough with Live/Dead, which was recorded within weeks of this show. There is also a game version of Hey Jude, the biggest hit of the previous year, to end the first set, and an unlisted, interrupted performance of Cosmic Charlie as a second-set encore.

    1. Good Morning Little School Girl
    2. Cryptical Envelopment
    3. The Other One
    4. Cryptical Envelopment
    5. Doin' That Rag
    6. I'm a King Bee
    7. Hey Jude
    8. Turn On Your Lovelight
    9. Introduction
    10. Dupree's Diamond Blues
    11. Mountains of the Moon
    12. Dark Star
    13. St. Stephen
    14. The Eleven
    15. Drums
    16. Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
    17. Feedback
    18. We Bid You Goodnight
    Grateful Dead
    $109.99
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  • I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Quick View

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    I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

    Sourced from the Original Masters


    I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! was the rst solo studio album Joplin recorded after leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company. The LP was released on September 11, 1969 and reached gold record status within two months of its release.


    When Janis Joplin died in October 1970 at the early age of 27, thus involuntarily confirming the beatnik adage live fast, love hard, die young, it was only a matter of time before she was crowned the "Queen of Rock". Of greater importance than this posthumous entry into rock 'n' roll's hall of fame is the recognition during her lifetime of her explosive vocal style, which - so Vogue - turned the whole history of singing upside down.


    Janis Joplin's discography is just as short and changeable as her life. After two LP releases with the standard 'cast' of rock musicians in the band Big Brother And The Holding Company, with whose excellent musical support she obtained her first recording contract with Columbia Records in 1968, the company provided her with a group augmented with organ and winds. Their intention was to broaden her vocal expression with blues and funk elements, which, however, her most loyal fans regarded as betrayal of the ideals of rock music. Rock fans in the Old World were less critical, especially since Joplin and her Kozmic Blues Band went on a two-month tour of Europe. For those Woodstock fans whose ears are still ringing with the band's full, meaty wind sound and Janis's bluesy soul singing, this album is an absolute must.

    1. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
    2. Maybe
    3. One Good Man
    4. As Good As You've Been to This World
    5. To Love Somebody
    6. Kozmic Blues
    7. Little Girl Blue
    8. Work Me Lord
    Janis Joplin
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    Rocks The House

    First Time On Vinyl Including Bonus Tracks


    Pressed On Blue Vinyl At Rainbo


    Mastered By Kevin Gray (Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles)


    Best known for the lush 1961 rendition of the ballad ''At Last'' - a slow-dance staple at wedding celebrations everywhere, she is also celebrated for having recorded one of the best live albums of all time, ''Rocks the House.'' Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer was firmly established in this recording.


    Blues, soul, jazz, R&B, and rock vocalist Etta James, needs no introduction. An icon from early rock'n'roll's pantheon of divas, she has inspired 5 decades of listeners and fellow artists with her vocal stylings. From Janis Joplin to Beyonce, her expressive and guttural style has been imitated but never quite matched.


    Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar blue vinyl, with the original album artwork and including 3 bonus tracks which have only ever been released previously on CD. Her powerful version of ''Something's Got a Hold on Me'' will shake you. Her impassioned version of ''All I Could Do Is Cry,'' will break you.

    1. Something's Got A Hold On Me
    2. Baby What You Want Me To Do
    3. What'd I Say
    4. Money (That's What I Want)
    5. Seven Day Fool
    6. Sweet Little Angel
    7. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    8. Woke Up This Morning
    9. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
    10. All I Could Do Is Cry
    11. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Etta James
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    Cheap Thrills

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
    Sourced from the Original Masters


    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, Cheap Thrills showcases a tried & true Big Brother And The Holding Company, a highly confident Janis Joplin on vocals and an impeccable production.


    With the heart-rending version of Piece Of My Heart and a definitive cover of Gershwin's Summertime, the album (which consists of studio in addition to live material) shot to the top of the charts and stayed there. Featuring elaborate cover artwork by Robert Crumb, known for his Keep On Truckin' and Fritz The Cat cartoons, Cheap Thrills became a 60's icon and not just because of the music.


    A classic album and an important part of Rock history, this album is 'a time capsule for one of rock's most distinguished singers.'

    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need A Man to Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece Of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball And Chain
    Janis Joplin
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    Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson had a belated start of a great recording career when he was in his mid thirties, releasing Kristofferson in 1970. The Nashville star distinguished himself from other Country acts, taking on a political stance lyrically that exceeded Nashville standards. Songs on Kristofferson were picked up by fellow artists Johnny Cash ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down") and Janis Joplin ("Me And Bobby McGee") recognizing his stature as a songwriter instantly. This album hasn't seen a vinyl reissue for three decades!
    1. Blame It On The Stones
    2. To Beat The Devil
    3. Me And Bobby McGee
    4. The Best Of All Possible Worlds
    5. Help Me Make It Through The Night
    6. The Law Is For Protection Of The People
    7. Casey's Last Ride
    8. Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
    9. Darby's Castle
    10. For The Good Times
    11. Duvalier's Dream
    12. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
    Kris Kristofferson
    $34.99
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    At Last!

    Pressed On Purple Vinyl


    Includes 4 Bonus Tracks Not On Original


    Etta James debut LP originally released in 1960, featuring the classic hit song "At Last". Blues, soul, jazz, R&B and rock vocalist Etta James needs no introduction. An icon from early rock'n'roll's pantheon of divas, she has inspired 5 decades of listeners and fellow artists with her vocal styling. From Janis Joplin to Beyonce, her expressive and guttural style has been imitated but never matched. Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record, with the original album artwork and 4 bonus tracks (previously only available on CD).

    1. Anything To Say You're Mine
    2. My Dearest Darling
    2. Trust In Me
    4. Sunday Kind Of Love
    5. Tough Mary
    6. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    7. At Last
    8. All I Could Do Was Cry
    9. Stormy Weather
    10. Girl Of My Dreams
    11. My Heart Cries
    12. Spoonfull
    13. It's A Crying Shame
    14. If I Can't Have You
    Etta James
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    New Skin For The Old Ceremony

    When Cohen became known as a musician in his late 30s people were surprised that his music seemed to come out fully formed.


    Many were familiar with his work as an author and poet, but did not know that he had been a musician for most of his life.


    For Cohen, making music was another way to bring his poetry to the people. The dark thrall of his songs portray an artist that is ever able to trace the hidden contours of love, lust, sex, religion, politics and history.


    'New Skin For The Old Ceremony', his 4th studio album from 1974, is a distinct move towards richer arrangements and greater musicality, yet through simple song structures the attention is still drawn to the poetry of the lyrics.


    This first vinyl re-issue since its original release includes 'Who By Fire', a duet with Janis Ian, and a song about Cohen's relationship with Janis Joplin, 'Chelsey Hotel #2'.

    1. Is This What You Wanted

    2. Chelsea Hotel #2
    3. Lover Lover Lover
    4. Field Commander Cohen
    5. Why Don't You Try
    6. There Is a War
    7. A Singer Must Die
    8. I Tried to Leave You
    9. Who by Fire
    10. Take This Longing
    11. Leaving Greensleeves
    Leonard Cohen
    $34.99
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    The Rose

    1979 Soundtrack Contains Multiple Smash Hits: When a Man Loves a Woman, Stay With Me Among Them


    Midler Steps Into Persona of Janis Joplin on Record Steeped in Rock n Roll, Pounding R&B, and Memphis Blues


    Contagious Sound That Spotlights Midlers Potent Voice: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    Bette Midlers first leading role in a musical remains her best. As the soundtrack for that film, The Rose spotlights The Divine Miss Ms outstanding performance as a character in the persona of Janis Joplin. Midler received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and while the record contains no visuals, it punctuates the raw emotion and show-stopping persuasion that the singer brings to upbeat, rollicking fare composed in tribute to the late Joplin. Her reading of When A Man Loves a Woman remains definitive and unique for being sung from a females perspective.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP allows listeners to hone in on Midlers voice like never before. Kernels of previously unheard tonalities, richer hues of her bluesy timbre, and better-defined contours of her phrasing come to foreas do the contributions of guitarist Steve Hunter and drummer Whitey Glan, both members of Lou Reeds Rock n Roll Animal tour. No, The Rose isnt your conventional adult-contemporary pop offering from Midler. Its much more.


    Always a natural-born theatrical star, Midler demonstrates these abilities to wondrous effect throughout, pouring herself into the painful sentiments of Stay With Me and raising hell on raucous numbers such as Sold My Soul to Rock N Roll and Keep On Rockin. Muscle Shoals sounds and Memphis-birthed shuffles keep Midler balanced and engaged. Producer Paul Rothchild, who helmed Joplins final salvo, matches the headliners zest by keeping tight-fisted control over the material selection and sonics. Never does Midler seem as if shes merely paying tribute or playing a part; she makes listeners feel every note.


    Its apt, then, that shes afforded carte blanche on the title track, a gorgeous and career-defining moment of immense proportions and the only song here not performed in the persona of Joplin. Theres no better way to wrap up an album of nearly shamanic power, and an effort that, along with The Divine Miss M, remains Midlers peak.

    1. Whose Side Are You On
    2. Midnight In Memphis
    3. Concert Monologue
    4. When a Man Loves a Woman
    5. Sold My Soul to Rock N Roll
    6. Keep on Rockin
    7. Love Me With a Feeling
    8. Camelia
    9. Homecoming Monologue
    10. Stay With Me
    11. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
    12. The Rose
    Bette Midler
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    Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands

    The second in Numeros series of peeks into the world of regional studios hones in on Mickey Rouses Lowland operation out of Beaumont, Texas. Long after the Boppers plane crashed and the Winter brothers (Johnny and Edgar) and Janis Joplin split, Texas Golden Triangle was home to a vibrant scene of musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs just trying to make it in Houston, let alone the world.


    From the ashes of a vibrant garage and stage band scene, the Lowland studio and its clientele were formed. Holed up in a rundown strip mall, groups like Mourning Sun, Insight Out, Sage, Sassy, Mother Lion, Hope, Circus, and Boot Hill tracked out hundreds of demos, most of which were put on the shelf and left to bake in the South East Texas heat. Until now.


    Over the last two years, Numero has painstakingly gone through every tape in the studios archives, selecting the best of the best (28 for this 2xLP) for this peerless compilation. The songs themselves run the gamut; southern boogie rock, CSNY clones, British blues thunder, garage-psych hangovers, Morricone-esque supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McPherin fronting the Velvet Underground, are threaded together in the way only a tightly-knit scene can be. Forget bringing these treasures back to life, Numeros giving them the life they never had.

    1. Lowlands Studio Band - Trash One
    2. Insight Out - Live My Life Today
    3. Mother Lion - Simple House
    4. Sassy - She's My Daughter
    5. Bobby Welch - Yellow River
    6. Insight Out - It Makes You Feel So Bad
    7. Linda Crowe - I Still Remember
    8. Circus - Love Of The Morning
    9. Mourning Sun - Where's Love Gone Today
    10. Mother Lion - I'm The Fool
    11. Sage - I Found My Music
    12. Bobby Welch - Benshaw Glenn
    13. Hope - Tomorrow
    14. Next Exit - Take A Look At Your Friends
    15. Circus - Give Me Time
    16. Boot Hill - No Control
    17. D.O.A. - Lady Tell Me Why
    18. Sage - Everyday Is Saturday
    19. Hope - Dream Away
    20. Mourning Sun - Let's Take A Walk In The Woods
    21. Roy Briggs & Alton Tew - You Know I Love You
    22. Donald Thomas - Calling Me Home (demo)
    23. Lowland Studio Band - Lizard
    24. Unknown - Unknown
    25. Bobby Welch - Laughing Girl
    26. Sage - Let Me Listen
    27. Insight Out - My Loneliness
    28. Boot Hill - Groundhog Day
    Various Artists
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    Stompin' Ground (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro has always been inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Tommy's home turf-his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counterculture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes-the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy's own sound was born.


    Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop and Taj Mahal toured through the area, and Tommy was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ's, where he often jammed, honing his chops and dreaming of one day busting out. Tommy Castro has long since gone from that local bar to stages around the world, but his San Jose DNA still infuses his music to this day. You can hear it in every note of Stompin' Ground.


    -Marc Lipkin


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Nonchalant
    2. Blues All Around Me
    3. Fear Is The Enemy
    4. My Old Neighborhood
    5. Enough Is Enough
    6. Love
    7. Rock Bottom
    8. Soul Shake
    9. Further On Down The Raod
    10. Them Changes
    11. Sticks And Stones
    12. Live Every Day
    Tommy Castro And The Painkillers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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