Farewell Song

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Farewell Song
Compilation album by Janis Joplin
Released February 1982
Recorded January 31, 1967 - June 28, 1970
Genre Rock and roll, soul
Length 32:56
Label Columbia
Janis Joplin chronology
Anthology
(1980)
Farewell Song
(1982)
Janis
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B-[2]

Farewell Song is a 1982 collection of Janis Joplin performances with Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band, and Full Tilt Boogie. Tracks include Cheap Thrills-era outtakes and live performances; "Misery 'N", "Farewell Song" and "Catch Me Daddy". Although the album appeals to Joplin fans as it contains rare tracks, the release displeased Big Brother and the Holding Company who were angry that their original studio instruments were replaced with studio musicians for the 1982 release.[citation needed] A later compilation, Janis, featured all of the bands original material.

One Night Stand was recorded with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and became a hit upon release. Tell Mama is the only song to feature The Full Tilt Boogie Band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell Mama" (Wilbur Terrell, Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel) - 5:46
  2. "Magic of Love" (Mark Spoelstra) - 3:02
  3. "Misery 'N" (Peter Albin, James Gurley, Sam Andrew, David Getz, Janis Joplin) - 4:13
  4. "One Night Stand" (Steve Gordon, Barry Flast) - 3:07
  5. "Harry" (Peter Albin, James Gurley, Sam Andrew, David Getz, Janis Joplin) - 0:57
  6. "Raise Your Hand" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell) - 3:44
  7. "Farewell Song" (Sam Andrew) - 4:36
  8. "Medley: Amazing Grace/Hi-Heel Sneakers" - 2:35
  9. "Catch Me Daddy" (Peter Albin, James Gurley, Sam Andrew, David Getz, Janis Joplin) - 4:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Janis Joplin - vocals
  • Terry Clements - tenor saxophone
  • Richard Kermode - organ
  • Brad Campbell - bass
  • Clark Pierson - drums
  • Ken Pearson - organ
  • Cornelius "Snookey" Flowers - baritone saxophone
  • Richard Bell - piano
  • David Getz - drums
  • John Till - guitar
  • Roy Markowitz - drums
  • Sam Andrew - guitar
  • Luis Gasca - trumpet
  • Peter Albin - bass
  • James Gurley - guitar

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