Janis Joplin: The Woodstock Experience

Janis Joplin: The Woodstock Experience

A ten-hour delay didn’t mute Janis Joplin’s attack on the Woodstock stage. Having made an impression as an unknown at the 1967 Monterey Music Festival, by the time of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Joplin was more than ready to take command of her newly formed horn-laced ensemble and deliver a set that was both bluesy and funky. Issued with a re-mastered edition of her 1969 album, I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, The Woodstock Experience adds an hour-long performance that includes three previously unreleased tracks: Eddie Floyd’s “Raise Your Hand,” Nick Gravenites’ “As Good As You’ve Been For This World” and Otis Redding’s “Can’t Turn You Loose.” Throw in fiery versions of Big Mama Thornton’s “Ball & Chain,’ her trademark “Piece of My Heart,” the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody” given a major soul overhaul, and the Gershwin classic “Summertime” and you’ve got a prime look at one of the era’s premier stars. 

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