[Dixielandjazz] Janis Joplin Sings Whinin Boy & 2:19 Blues

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Mon Dec 19 21:33:34 PST 2005

I brought out my copy of CD: CCK32168 Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits 
546853T Columbia. The 2nd tune on this CD is Summertime recorded with 
Big Brother and the Holding Co the same group that she was with for 
Piece of My Heart, which was a giant hit for her. Sorry, the liner notes 
do not give a recording date.

It has been interesting for me that, firstly she recorded this tune and 
that it should then find it's way on to her greatest hit's CD. This is a 
very edgy version of the song, in fact if it was any edgier she would be 
screeching. :) She sings with a lot of power and her voice is 
overflowing with soul/emotion. Summertime has always been a classic for 
me and her performance fits right along side the many other versions I 
have of this fine song.

Len Nielsen

Robert S. Ringwald wrote:
> Steve Barbone wrote:
> For a 60 second sound clip of Janis Joplin singing "Winin Boy", go to the
> below site: Steve Mann is on guitar.
> (snip)
> I have to confess that while I have heard a lot about Janice Joplin over 
> the years & heard a few clips of her singing, I never paid much 
> attention to her as I detest  the type of music she sang.
> I have heard about her singing with Dick Oxtot, from Bill Maginnis.  
> Bill also told me about Janice auditioning for Turk Murphy.  I believe 
> Turk turned her down because he did not want any "stoned out of her 
> mind" Hippies singing with his band or hanging around.
> I have sent a note to Bill asking for more details.  If he answers, I 
> will post here.
> Anyway, I am slowly getting to my point.  What a singer!  Really too bad 
> she went the way she did.  What a loss!
> --Bob Ringwald
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