Janis (1975 album)

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Janis
Compilation album by Janis Joplin
Released 1975
Recorded 1963-1970
Genre Blues-rock
Label CBS Inc.
Producer Paul A. Rothchild
Janis Joplin chronology
Live in Honolulu
(1975)
Janis
(1975)
Wicked Woman
(1976)

Janis is a collection of performances by Janis Joplin, issued in 1975 as a compilation album containing film soundtrack and live recordings.[1] Disc one is subtitled "From the soundtrack of the motion picture Janis (with substituted performances of 'Piece of my Heart' and 'Cry Baby')". In addition to concert recordings from Toronto and Frankfurt, there are several short TV-interviews. Disc two contains recordings from Austin, Texas (1963 and 1964), plus four recordings from San Francisco (1965). The album booklet contains a photo documentary, with 22 pictures from Janis Joplin's life and career.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: Janis[edit]

  1. "Mercedes Benz" (J. Joplin, M. McClure) (With The Full Tilt Boogie Band; from the album Pearl)
  2. "Ball and Chain" (W. M. Thornton) (With The Kozmic Blues Band; Frankfurt, Germany Concert 1969)
  3. Rap on "Try" (Toronto, Canada Concert 1970)
  4. "Try (Just a little bit Harder)" (J. Ragovoy, C. Taylor) (With The Kozmic Blues Band; Toronto, Canada Concert 1970)
  5. "Summertime" (D. Heyward, G. Gershwin) (With The Kozmic Blues Band; Frankfurt, Germany Concert 1969)
  6. Albert Hall Interview (1969)
  7. "Cry Baby" (J. Ragovoy, B. Berns) (With The Full Tilt Boogie Band; from the album Pearl)
  8. "Move Over" (J. Joplin) (With The Full Tilt Boogie Band)
  9. Dick Cavett T.V. Interview (1970)
  10. "Piece of My Heart" (J. Ragovoy, B. Berns) (With Big Brother and the Holding Company; from the album Cheap Thrills)
  11. Port Arthur High School Reunion
  12. "Maybe" (R. Barrett) (With The Kozmic Blues Band; Frankfurt, Germany Concert 1969)
  13. "Me and Bobby McGee" (F. Foster, K. Kristofferson) (With The Full Tilt Boogie Band; from the album Pearl)

Disc two: Early Performances[edit]

  1. "Trouble in Mind" (R. M. Jones) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  2. "What Good Can Drinkin' Do" (J. Joplin) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  3. "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" (J. Rhodes, D. Reynolds) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  4. "Mississippi River" (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  5. "Stealin'" (L. Stock, A. Lewis) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  6. "No Reason For Livin'" (J. Joplin) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  7. "Black Mountain Blues" (R. Cole) (Recorded 1965 San Francisco with Dick Oxtot Jazz Band)
  8. "Walk Right In" (G. Cannon, H. Woods) (Recorded 1965 San Francisco with Dick Oxtot Jazz Band)
  9. "River Jordan" (Recorded 1965 San Francisco with Dick Oxtot Jazz Band)
  10. "Mary Jane" (J. Joplin) (Recorded 1965 San Francisco with Dick Oxtot Jazz Band)
  11. "Kansas City Blues" (C. Parker) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  12. "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy" (J. Joplin) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  13. "See See Rider" (M. Rainey) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  14. "San Francisco Bay Blues" (J. Fuller) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  15. "Winin' Boy" (J. R. Morton) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  16. "Careless Love" (H. Ledbetter, A. Lomax) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)
  17. "I'll Drown In My Own Tears" (H. Glover) (Austin, Texas 1963 or 1964)

Sales certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998). "Joplin, Janis". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4 (3 ed.). London: Macmillan. pp. 2890–2891. ISBN 0-333-74134-X. 
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Janis Joplin – Janis". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH