Sunday, May 21, 2017

Janis Joplin - 1962-1970 - Blow All My Blues Away (VAR/FLAC)

(Various FLAC)

various dates, 1962 through 1970

This set of archival recordings lets us witness the formation of arguably the most powerful and expressive voice in rock history. From the earliest known performances in the small bars of Texas to the first sessions with Big Brother to her mesmerizing live shows, Janis never left behind her raw roots. She drew upon them to impel emotional performances as if by exposing her pain she gained power over her past and transformed it into a gift. In these newly sourced pearls, we can hear as never before the birth and fast burning flame of Janis Joplin. 

Included are outtakes and unreleased songs from the 1968 "Cheap Thrills" studio sessions, demos for the 1969 Kozmic Blues album and vast improvements on all existing vintage (1962-65) live recordings. The vintage recordings, in particular, are wonderful and although we had some of this material from the long out of print "Janis" movie soundtrack vinyl release, this collection has 39 (!) tracks recorded between 1962-65 including the ubiquitous "Typewriter Tapes" made by Jorma. The fourth CD unchains the urgent expression and lets it be heard in a complete Big Brother concert from 1967.

CD#1 (66:28) The Early Years 1962-63
John Riley's Home, Austin, Texas 1962
01. What Good Can Drinkin Do
Threadgill's Bar, Austin, Texas 1962
02. CC Rider
03. San Francisco Bay Blues
04. Wining Boy Blues
05. Careless Love
06. I'll Drown In My Own Tears

San Jose Coffeeshop w/Jorma Kaukonen & Steve Mann 11/62

07. Honky Tonk Angel
08. Empty Pillow On My Bed

Grant Ave. Coffeehouse, late 1962 or early 1963

09. Gospel Ship
10. Stealing
11. Leaving This Morning
12. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
13. Careless Love
14. Bourgeois Blues
15. Black Mountain Blues

Austin, Texas Reel #1: 1963
16. Trouble In Mind
17. What Good Can Drinking Do
18. Silver Threads & Golden Needles
19. Mississippi River
20. Stealing
21. No Reason For Living

Austin, Texas Reel #2: 1964
22. I'll Drown In My Own Tears
23. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
24. Careless Love
25. San Francisco Bay Blues
26. Wining Boy Blues
27. CC Rider
28. Leaving This Morning

CD#2 (73:57) The Middle Years 1964-68

"The Typewriter Tape" w/Jorma Kaukonen & Margaretta Kaukonen (typewriter)
San Jose, CA 25 June 1964 Jorma's Mother's House
01. Typewriter Talk
02. Trouble In Mind 
03. Kansas City Blues 
04. Hesitation Blues 
05. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
06. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
07. Long Black Train Blues

San Francisco 1965 w/Dick Oxtrot Jazz Band

08. Black Mountain Blues
09. Walk Right In
10. River Jordan
11. Mary Jane

Janis & Big Brother & The Holding Company Sessions 1967-68

Mainstream LP Session Outtakes with Big Brother & The Holding Co.
12. (1967) Call On Me
13. (1967) Bye, Bye Baby

Cheap Thrills Studio Session Outtakes w/Big Brother & The Holding Co.
14. (03/19/68) Its A Deal
15. (03/19/68) Easy Once You Know How
16. (03/25/68) Roadblock
17. (03/25/68) Flower In The Sun
18. (03/25/68) Misery'n
19. (03/25/68) Catch Me Daddy
20. (03/25/68) Farewell Song
21. (03/28/68) Summertime

CD#3 (70:08) The Late Years 1968-70
Cheap Thrills Studio Session Outtakes cont.
01. (04/01/68) Misery'n
02. (04/01/68) Catch Me Daddy
03. (06/12/68) Harry

The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI 01/02 March 1968
04. Magic Of Love
05. Down On Me
06. Piece Of My Heart

Amsterdam 01 APR 1969 w/The Kozmic Blues Band
07. Maybe
08. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
09. Ball And Chain

Kozmic Blues Outtakes & Demos - June & July 1969
10. Dear Landlord (outtake)
11. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Demo)
12. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) (Demo)
13. Let's Don't Quit (Demo)
14. Get It While You Can #1 (Demo)
15. Get It While You Can #2 (inc.) (Demo)

3/28/70 Studio Session Outtakes with The Butterfield Blues Band
16. One Night Stand (1) Outtake
17. One Night Stand (2) Outtake

"The Dick Cavett Show" ABC-TV 25 June 1970
18. Get It While You Can

CD#4 (73:58) Live Big Brother
California Hall, San Francisco, CA 12 February 1967
w/Big Brother & The Holding Co.
01. Call On Me
02. Combination Of The Two
03. Blow My Mind
04. Down On Me
05. All Is Loneliness/Drum Solo
06. Road Block
07. Light Is Faster Than Sound
08. Bye Bye Baby
09. Goin' To Brownsville
10. Ball And Chain
11. I Know You Rider

CD#5 (57:02) Early Janis
Studio (unknown, from acetate) backed by jazz band, early date unknown
01. Black Mountain
02. Careless Love

San Francisco, CA, unknown venue, Fall 1962
03. Gospel Ship
04. Stealin'
05. Leavin' This Mornin'
06. Daddy Daddy Daddy
07. comment
08. Careless Love
09. Bourgeoise Blues
10. Black Mountain

Folk Theater, San Jose, CA DEC 1962 with Steve Talbot
11. Honky Tonk Angel
12. Empty Pillow
13. Red Mountain Burgundy
14. unknown title
15. Mary Jane

KPFA Studios, San Francisco, CA 18 JAN 1963 with Larry Hanks, Roger
Perkins & host Gert Cherito
16. Black Mountain
17. Columbus Stockade

Jorma Kaukonen's House, San Jose, CA, probably 1964 with Steve Mann
18. Winin' Boy Blues
19. Trouble in Mind

CD#6 (60:44) Live Big Brother
Big Brother & The Holding Co.
Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA 23 June 1968
(from low gen. 1/2 track reel)
01. (cuts in) Combination of the 2 ->
02. I Need A Man To Love
03. It's Just History
04. Light Is Faster Than Sound
05. Summertime
06. Mr. Natural (cuts)

Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA 1968 (FM)
07. Bye Bye Baby
08. Women is Losers
09. All is Loneliness
10. Call On Me
11. Ball & Chain

CD#7
01. So Sad to Be Alone (1965)
02. San Francisco Blues (San Francisco 1963)

circa 1965

[for the story behind these remarkable recordings, see: www.gritz.net/jamesgurley.html]
03. Apple of My Eye
04. 219 Train
05. Codine
06. Down & Out
07. Turtle Blues
08. I Ain't Got A Worry
09. Brownsville 

From the D.A. Pennebaker out-of-print video "Comin' Home." Recorded at the New Generation Club, NYC, April 1968
10. Catch Me Daddy (Brownsville)
11. Piece of My Heart

Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco 1966
12. Down On Me

Hollywood Palace Show, 26 OCT 1968
13. Summertime
14. I Need A Man To Love
15. (chat with Don Adams)

Cheap Thrills outtakes 1968
16. Combination of the Two
17. Farewell Song

CD#8

Newport Festival, August 1968
01. Piece of My Heart
02. Summertime
03. Coo Coo
04. Combination of the Two
05. Ball & Chain
06. Down On Me
07. Piece of My Heart (reprise)

Swedish TV, April 1969
08. interview
09. Piece of My Heart
10. Summertime
11. Me
12. Raise Your Hand
13. Work Me Lord

Winterland, San Francisco, 21 March 1969
14. Stay With Me
15. Walk Right

CD#9

Dick Cavett Show, July 1969
01. Dick Cavett introduction
02. To Love Somebody
03. interview

Tom Jones Show, December 1969
04. Little Girl Blue
05. Raise Your Hand (w/Tom Jones)

Boston Music Hall, 11 December 1969
06. Kozmic Blues
07. Ego Rock (w/Johnny Winter)
08. Help Me Baby (w/Johnny Winter; title uncertain)

Columbia Studios, March 1970
09. One Night Stand (w/Paul Butterfield Band)

Final Concert, Harvard Stadium, 12 August 1970
10. Mercedes Benz
11. Try
12. My Baby

Dick Cavett Show, March 1970
13. My Baby

Ken Threadgill's Birthday Party, Austin, Texas, 10 July 1970
14. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

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