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Wolfgang’s Vault Concert of the Week-Janis Joplin

Posted by jhochstat on April 16, 2008

(Image ©2007 Fred W. McDarrah / Courtesy Great Modern Pictures NYC)

Janis Joplin
Fillmore East
New York, NY
02/12/1969

(click picture to play concert)

1. Raise Your Hand 5:09
2. As Good As You’ve Been To This World…3:12
3. Maybe 3:51
4. Summertime 4:47
5. To Love Somebody 7:00
6. You’re The Only One Who Really Know…4:30
7. Walk Right In 4:21
8. Work Me Lord 9:15
9. Piece Of My Heart 5:57
10.Ball And Chain 7:15

Wolfgang’s Vault Review

This show was recorded during Janis Joplin’s transitional period, when she was trying to find her own artistic space amid a sea of adulation, controversy, and confusion. At the urging of her manager, Albert Grossman, her label Columbia Records, and many writers in the rock press, she had abandoned Big Brother and the Holding Company, who was, of course, the Bay Area band that had added her as lead vocalist in late 1966 and had been part of her ascent to superstardom after an incendiary appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

This is the second of two nights recorded at the Fillmore East in New York.

These shows were some of the earliest showcases of songs that would become staples in the Joplin repertoire, including her sassy remake of the Eddie Floyd soul classic, “Raise Your Hand,” her bluesy re-take of the Chantel’s “Maybe,” her complete re-arrangement of the Bee Gees pop hit, “To Love Somebody,” and her showstopper, Nick Gravenites’s blues anthem, “Work Me Lord.”

Thanks to Wolfgang’s Vault for continuing to share their amazing library of music with all of us

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