05 June 2004

Janis Joplin, blueswoman

Threadgills, Austin, Texas restaurant and music venue named for the late Kenneth Threadgill, the Grandfather of Austin Country Music, hosts a set of Janis Joplin singing the blues. The set was recorded in San Francisco in 1963, three years before Janis would join Big Brother and the Holding Company.

allmusic.com "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."

Also offered is a set featuring Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia and Doug Sahm.

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