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  divastation: janis joplin
in 1966, janis hitchhiked out to san francisco and auditioned for the band in the deserted fire station that they were using as a rehearsal hall.
as word-of-mouth spread about janis' performances—which combined the baudy sexualities of mae west and ma rainey with janis' own gavely blues voice—the group's popularity rose and they were invited to perform an extended engagement at mother blues, in chicago.
janis' dreams of "more noise" took the form of the kozmic blues band, to which big brother member sam andrews followed her.
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 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin brought her powerful, bluesy voice from Texas to San Francisco’s psychedelic scene, where she went from drifter to superstar.
Joplin was born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, an oil-refining town on the coast.
Joplin had often sought refuge in drugs and alcohol, and she was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room on October 4, 1970.
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 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin was the first white female blues/rock singer to emerge in the late 1960's.
Joplin became a rock star at an age when most women at the time were expected to marry and settle down to become housewives.
Joplin's rise to the forefront of rock and roll was meteoric and she fell prey to the excesses stardom offered.
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  Janis Joplin - Music Downloads - Online
Joplin was raised in the small town of Port Arthur, TX, and much of her subsequent personal difficulties and unhappiness has been attributed to her inability to fit in with the expectations of the conservative community.
Joplin's first album, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, was recorded with the Kozmic Blues Band, a unit that included horns and retained just one of the musicians that had played with her in Big Brother (guitarist Sam Andrew).
Joplin was sometimes criticized for screeching at the expense of subtlety, but Pearl was solid evidence of her growth as a mature, diverse stylist who could handle blues, soul, and folk-rock.
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  Janis Joplin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971.
Joplin again moved to San Francisco in 1966, where her bluesy vocal style saw her join Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that was gaining some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury.
Joplin is now remembered best for her powerful, sexy and distinctive voice — her rasping, overtone-rich sound was significantly divergent from the soft folk and jazz-influenced styles that were common among many white artists at the time — as well as for her lyrical themes of pain and loss.
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 Janis Joplin Biography - hotshotdigital.com
Janis Joplin's musical legacy is also a part of Austin's history -- how the disheveled folkie/UT student playing at west campus hootenannies and Kenneth Threadgill's bar on North Lamar took off for San Francisco with some other Texans in the Sixties and changed the history of rock and roll.
The rowdy blues Joplin saw live in Louisiana were a marked contrast to the classical music she was raised on in Port Arthur and the omnipresent country music found in Texas.
What happened to Janis Joplin after she graduated high school is well known: College courses at Lamar Tech; a lifestyle-expanding trip to Venice, California; more college courses back in Port Arthur where she played coffeehouses; a mid-summer 1962 trip to Austin resulting in her move here.
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Joplin's musical legacy is also a part of Austin's history -- how the disheveled folkie/UT student playing at west campus hootenannies and Kenneth Threadgill's bar on North Lamar took off for San Francisco with some other Texans in the Sixties and changed the history of rock and roll.
The same swamp pop ballads, the blues shuffles, the rock anthems that Joplin heard during her day are still among the most requested of the bands who play in what's left of the roadhouses and out-of-the-way clubs around Highway 90 and Interstate 10.
It was a scene that probably hadn't changed in 35 years, the kind of place Janis Joplin might have stumbled onto driving through the hopeless night with her buddies, looking for fun, looking for trouble, looking for a way out.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/vol15/issue19/music.joplin.html   (1894 words)

  
 Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues Biography
Joplin released four albums as the front woman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971.
Joplin graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1960 and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, though she never completed a degree.
The book Love, Janis, written by her sister, has done much to further the reassessment of her life and work and reveals the private Janis to have been a highly intelligent, articulate, shy and sensitive woman who was devoted to her family.
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 The History of Rock Music. Janis Joplin: biography, discography, reviews, links
Janis Joplin fu fedele nello spirito, travagliato e disperato, nel destino, emarginato e fatale, e nel canto, vibrante e passionale, ai grandi bluesman del Delta: "un incrocio fra una locomotiva a vapore, Calamity Jane, Bessie Smith, una trivella e un liquore disgustoso", com'ebbe a dire un critico del tempo.
Janis Joplin was one of the great myths of the 60s, even more so after her death.
The life of Janis Joplin embodied, more than a musical style, the fate of a desperate generation of runaways, who left their homes in search of a better world, and were caught, tortured and ultimately executed by reality.
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 Free Janis Joplin Music Online, Music Downloads, Music Videos and Lyrics - Rhapsody Online
In one of her trademark tunes, "Piece of My Heart," Janis Joplin proclaimed, "I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough," and she went on to prove it in her life, playing by men's rules and exercising her rather varied appetites -- musical and otherwise -- whenever the spirit moved her.
Joplin took her cues from the blues greats, grafting the sensual rhythms of Bessie Smith and the defiance of Willie Mae Thornton to a pulsating rock beat.
In one of her trademark tunes, "Piece of My Heart," Janis Joplin proclaimed, "I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough," and she went on to prove it in her life, playing by men's rules and exercising her...
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 glbtq >> arts >> Joplin, Janis
The name Janis Joplin is practically synonymous with the excesses epitomized by the counterculture of the 1960s: sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, all of which Joplin took to extreme levels.
Joplin reportedly relished the attention that gossip about her bad-girl image brought, but her status as a social outcast hurt her deeply and would remain with her throughout her short life.
Joplin's sexuality was expansive and open, encompassing both men and women; but the "freak" circles in which Joplin circulated were generally heterosexual and not immune to sexism.
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 Janis Joplin
Janis was also learning more and more about the craft of singing and she could have gone anywhere once she was more confident of her technique.
Janis knew that she was as loved and respected for reshaping contemporary culture as she was for her singing and this kind of adulation can be a two-edged sword.
Janis would have preferred to be remembered as a blues singer… and she was arguably the best blues singer of her generation.
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 Janis Joplin St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Joplin is at her best in the sultry, sizzling "Summertime" and "Piece of My Heart," which reveals the tortured combination of toughness and vulnerability that became her trademark.
Joplin's popularity was now at its zenith, and she felt pressured to live up to her hedonistic image, attempting to sustain the intensity of her stage performances in her daily life.
It is Joplin's most polished album,; containing the unforgettable "Me and Bobby McGee." It is difficult to listen to Joplin's music without a pang of regret for her tragically wasted talent, but she often said that she would rather live intensely than spend a long life in front of the TV.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Greatest Hits: Remastered: Music: Janis Joplin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For Joplin completists and those who would like to get more of her best in one place, there are The Essential Janis Joplin, a 2-CD set with 30 tracks, and The Janis Joplin anthology, a brilliant compilation of 19 of her very best performances.
Janis Joplin was a force of nature and this collection is a useful, if limited, introduction to her awesome power.
Janis had a voice that will literally send shivers through your spine as she rips out of the very depths of her being: I am not exaggerating, the pain, the power and the passion of her music comes from the enormous part of herself she threw into every recording.
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 Janis Joplin
Janis Lyn Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943.
Janis spent the next 2 years of her life sing soul-full blues to the early beat scene.
Janis' stay in Port Arthur was very short for in June of 1966, Janis hitchhiked back to San Francisco at the request of Chet Helms.
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 Janis Joplin Bio - OfficialJanis.com
Janis Lyn Joplin was born January 19, 1943 and died October 4, 1970.
Janis broke with local social traditions during the tense days of racial integration, standing up for the rights of African Americans whose segregated status in her hometown seared her youthful ideals.
She later ventured to the beatnik haunts of Venice, North Beach and the Village in New York, eventually landing in Austin, Texas as a student at the University of Texas.
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 Janis Joplin Photos - Janis Joplin News - Janis Joplin Information
When Janis passed she requested to be cremated and her ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
Janis lost her fight with drugs when she passed on on October 4, 1970.
Janis was born on January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas.
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 Janis Joplin
Such was the visceral power of Janis Joplin's voice that her enduring legend as '60s rock icon was based on just a pair of solo albums and the two releases with her fronting Big Brother and the Holding Company that she recorded before her death in 1970 of a drug overdose.
Janis tried to explain that she "loved those guys" but that they were stagnating artistically.
That song segues into Janis' version of "Maybe," the old Chantels classic, that is as good in its way as the original, with Joplin improvising on the lyrics and slipping easily into her upper register to provide a soaring end.
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 Janis Joplin : Rolling Stone
Janis Joplin didn't have time to leave a sizable legacy.
Singer Janis Joplin was perhaps the premier blues-influenced singer of the '60s, and certainly one of the biggest female stars of her time.
The publicity concerning Janis Joplin's sex life and problems with alcohol and drugs made her something of a legend.
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 Janis Joplin - Son Of A Preacher Man LYRICS
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 The Blog | Danny Miller: Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin | The Huffington Post
Joplin says she is a Fitzgerald fanatic and after one of Raquel's diatribes she encourages the actress to read a new biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, making a comparison between the two that flies straight over Welch's head.
Janis had the voice to shake the earth, but in the end her gifts were not enough to make up for the hurt she felt inside.
Joplin owed her success to being the first white woman to bring fl gospel to life.
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 Biography - Janis Joplin (Bio 106)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The greatest White female rock singer of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was also a great blues singer, making her material her own with her wailing, raspy, supercharged emotional delivery.
Joplin was raised in the small town of Port Arthur, Texas, and much of her subsequent personal difficulties and unhappiness has been attributed to her inability to fit in with the expectations of the conservative community.
Although their loose, occasionally sloppy brand of bluesy psychedelia had some charm, there can be no doubt that Joplin — who initially didn't even sing lead on all of the material — was primarily responsible for lifting them out of the ranks of the ordinary.
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 Janis Joplin
Janis did - she gave it all of her body and all of her soul and she would give it a second body if she could, too.
I don't really know if it's Janis' self-inassuredness caused the fact that she doesn't sing lead vocals on many of the tracks or if it's vice versa, but facts are facts: quite a few of the numbers feature the band's guitarists on vocals, and it's not particularly impressive.
The first LP is all Janis with Big Brother, about half from classic 1968 performances and the other half from a brief reunion in April 1970; the second LP is all Janis with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, all June and July 1970, i.e.
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 The Immortals - The Greatest Artists of All Time: 46) Janis Joplin : Rolling Stone
Janis Joplin was absolutely a barnstormer and a complete groundbreaker.
Janis really created this whole world of possibility for women in music: Without Janis Joplin, there would be no Melissa Etheridge.
The beauty and the power of Janis Joplin as a singer is her complete lack of fear.
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 Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues
Janisjoplin.net was founded in 1998 out of boredom, curiosity about the web, and an insatiable need to know all there is to know about Janis Joplin.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we will be adding a lot more information to the site and hopefully improving it by our new relaunch date of 6/17/2008.
It's been 37 years since Janis Joplin's death in a Hollywood hotel room, and her former bandmate Sam Andrew still can't explain it.
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 Janis Joplin
Was Janis Joplin just a blues-rock Elvis, a second-rate talent propelled to stardom because she was a white woman who could do a passable impersonation of a fl blues singer?
Janis' horde of Big Brother backing guitarists were derivative, clumsy, and over-loud, and while Janis was a better singer than any other woman in the 60s rock scene - except perhaps Joni Mitchell - that's not saying much, because said scene was relentlessly sexist.
Joplin, Mike Finnegan, and the Tower of Power are among the guests.
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