USA, 1968, blues rock / psychedelic rock

Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills

Janis is the draw here for me. Without her, they’d be a competent blues band but nothing to catch my interest. But you know…it’s Janis. Her voice, and that definitive live version of “Piece of My Heart”—classic vocal blues. At 37 minutes, this album is not a minute too short.

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