Janis Joplin - The 1969 Transmissions CD


Having risen to fame following an appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, Janis Joplin released two albums with the group, but at the conclusion of 1968, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups. The first of these, the Kozmic Blues Band, supported Janis throughout 1969 when she performed across Europe in the early months of the year. One of the finest shows Janis and band performed during this time was at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 1st April, which was recorded for FM Broadcast and transmitted live across central Europe. Janis Joplin performed at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969, and a few weeks later, in her home state, at The Texas International Pop Festival. This set was also broadcast and is generally deemed by critics to be a better performance to the one she gave at Woodstock. Both the Amsterdam and Texas performances are now included in full on this CD, providing fans with a fine opportunity to hear these rare recordings, which have remained unavailable for so long.

Track Listing

Me (Instrumental)
Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
Can't Turn You Loose
Combination Of The Two
Ball And Chain

Piece Of My Heart
Raise Your Hand
As Good As You've Been To This World
Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
To Love Somebody

Release date 07.12.2019