any janis joplin songs i should check out?

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  1. millownotme

    millownotme Member

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    hey girls and guys, i havn't really listened to janis joplin before and alot of people have told me she's a really good musician. Any songs that you think are good?

    thanks
     
  2. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

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    She wasn't much of a musician (all she did was sing, and she wasn't very good at that), but my favourite song of "her's" is "Down On Me."
     
  3. samson

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    janis sang and arranged most all of the music she did, and played multiple instruments. For only one song, you must hear her rendition of Summertime.
     
  4. Wonder Girl

    Wonder Girl rhapsody in pink

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    That's the same I would recommend...the first time I heard Summertime I hated it,but after really giving it a listen,I loved it and still do. I don't think anyone could come close to touching her vocals on that song.
     
  5. samson

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    Her voice is amazing, and like her or not most people have an opinion of her, a sure mark of greatness. Personally, I love her sound, one of my fave voices of all time and super talented.


    Too many people listen to what has been said about Janis, and not enough listening TO Janis.
     
  6. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

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    what other instruments did she play? all i've heard of is the guitar on "Mercedes Benz."
     
  7. Silver Salamander

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    She's one of the greatest female blues/rock singers. Ever. She was so good she didn't need to play anything, but could play guitar better than Noel Gallagher (not difficult), sing better than Liam (especially, not difficult), put on a better stage show than Oasis ever will (really not difficult) and this all from 1967 - 1970! Has music gone backwards or what?


    Songs? The immense 'Ball and Chain', with her first band Big Brother and the Holding Company. A major blues, Big Moma Thornton classic that they changed in a blaze of musical genius to a minor blues with awesome effect.

    'Piece of My Heart' off the Cheap Thrills album

    'Maybe' off Pearl album

    'Move Over' ditto

    'Little Girl Blue'
     
  8. unhappy girl

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    Ive always loved "Ball and Chain" and "Kozmic Blues" ....they┬┤re both good
     
  9. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

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    If that was your attempt at a lame personal attack, you failed. ;)

    Look, just because I love Oasis, doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about. The guy said "she played multiple instruments" ... bullshit. She couldn't play shit, and she was nowhere near Noel's level on guitar.. obviously.

    Liam sucks nowadays, but throughout the 90s he was one of rock's greatests vocalists. Ever. He wasn't very talented, though.. it doesn't take much to sing, as history has shown us (unless you sing opera).

    Oasis have never been good live, just like Janis had never been good at anything but getting famous off of other peoples' work just because people thought her hideous voice was halfway decent.
     
  10. DaRkWaRiErX

    DaRkWaRiErX Member

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    guess what...your gay!
     
  11. prankster1590

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    Check out Cry Baby on the Festival Express DVD
     
  12. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

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    If you were talking to me, that's something I already knew.
     
  13. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

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    no.
     
  14. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

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    yeah. :D i always thought you liked her.
     
  15. goofydrummer

    goofydrummer Senior Member

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    i didnt htink she was that great but i like turtle blues
     
  16. Heaven

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    "in the nightclub"... great song!
     
  17. Laura-the-flowergirl

    Laura-the-flowergirl Long haired child

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    Leaving On A Jetplane and Piece of my heart
     
  18. illustrated illusion

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    Me and Bobby McGee...
     
  19. allisonmoonflower

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    Tell mama is good
     
  20. prankster1590

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    Just check out everything she ever sang.
     

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