Big Brother and the Holding Company (album)
|Big Brother & the Holding Company|
|Studio album by Big Brother and the Holding Company|
|Recorded||December 12–14, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, blues rock|
|Length||33:51 (1999 reissue)|
|Big Brother and the Holding Company chronology|
|Janis Joplin chronology|
Big Brother & the Holding Company is the debut album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and the studio debut of Janis Joplin. It was originally released in the summer of 1967, following the band's major success at the Monterey Pop Festival. The album was a minor success, peaking at #60 and almost producing a top forty hit with the song "Down on Me". A year after its initial release, Big Brother would release their second album Cheap Thrills which went on to become a massive hit. "The Last Time" and "Coo Coo" do not appear on the original Mainstream release, only available on a 45 rpm single; they were added when Columbia Records reissued the album.
|1.||"Bye, Bye Baby"||Powell St. John||2:35|
|2.||"Easy Rider"||James Gurley||2:21|
|4.||"Light Is Faster Than Sound"||Peter Albin||2:29|
|5.||"Call on Me"||Sam Andrew||2:32|
|6.||"Women Is Losers"||Joplin||2:01|
|7.||"Blindman"||Albin, Andrew, David Getz, Gurley, Joplin||2:00|
|8.||"Down on Me"||Traditional, arr. Joplin||2:02|
|10.||"All Is Loneliness"||Moondog||2:15|
- Janis Joplin - vocals
- Peter Albin - bass guitar
- Sam Andrew - guitar, vocals
- David Getz - drums
- James Gurley - guitar, vocals
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- Scaruffi, Piero (1999). "Janis Joplin". pieroscaruffi.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Spörke, Michael. Living with the myth of Janis Joplin.The History of Big Brother & the Holding Co.. LULU PRESS. ISBN 1-4092-8499-9.
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