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Customer Reviews


I remember my grandpa telling me that when he used to own a bar called the Black Cat in Port Arthur Texas (Where Janis was from) she came in when she was 17 and he kicked her out because she was underaged and she was high. I love to think of my old grandpa forcing her out! that must have been a scene!

Who doesn't love Janis?!

I grew up listening to my mother's old Joplin records and these are great recordings! No regrets about buying this album.

Greatest Hits indeed

I listen to these and other of her songs at least zillion times and I never get bored, which tells me that these songs are really something special.


Born: January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

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. First rising to stardom as the frontwoman for San Francisco psychedelic band Big Brother & the Holding Company, she left the group in the late '60s for a brief and uneven (though commercially successful) career as a solo artist. Although she wasn't always supplied with the best material or most sympathetic musicians,...
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