Cheaper Thrills

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Cheaper Thrills
Live album by Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company
Released 1984
Recorded July 28, 1966
Genre Rock
Length 41:15
Label Fan Club
Producer David Getz
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company chronology
Farewell Song
(1982)
Cheaper Thrills
(1984)
This Is Janis Joplin 1965
(1995)

Cheaper Thrills is a live album by Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin as their lead singer. Recorded live at one of their earliest concerts in San Francisco at California Hall on July 28, 1966, it includes the band's rendition of the song "Let the Good Times Roll," which was ten years old at the time. The recording of this concert became officially available to the public for the first time in 1984. The LP was originally released by Rhino Records as RNLP 121. Big Brother drummer David Getz produced and contributed liner notes to the back cover with his personal reminiscences of the circumstances leading to the formation and success of the band. The live material on this release was also released as Cheaper Thrills, 1984, Edsel Records (UK), and Live in San Francisco 1966, 2002, Varese.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Come On Baby Let the Good Times Roll"   Leonard Lee 2:32
2. "I Know You Rider"   Traditional (Arr: Big Brother and the Holding Company) 3:08
3. "Moanin' At Midnight"   Chester Burnett 4:55
4. "Hey Baby"   Big Brother and the Holding Company 3:02
5. "Down On Me"   Traditional (Arr: Big Brother and the Holding Company) 2:40
6. "Gutra's Garden"   Big Brother and the Holding Company 3:42
7. "Harry"   David Getz 0:29
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whisperman"   Big Brother and the Holding Company 1:43
2. "Women Is Losers"   Janis Joplin 3:39
3. "Blow My Mind"   Jimmy McCracklin 2:30
4. "Oh My Soul"   Richard Penniman 2:22
5. "Coo-Coo"   Traditional (Arr: Big Brother and the Holding Company) 2:18
6. "Ball and Chain"   Big Mama Thornton 6:37

Personnel[edit]

  • James Gurley - Bass, Guitar, Engineer
  • Peter Albin – Bass, Guitar
  • Sam Andrew – Bass, Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Author
  • David Getz - Piano, Drums, Author, Producer
  • Janis Joplin - Vocals, Engineer, Performer
  • Dana Chappele - Engineer
  • Skip Saylor - Engineer
  • Stanley Mouse - Front Cover Art and Calligraphy

+ Herb Greene ~ Front Cover Photo

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