Janis Joplin

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Janis' first two albums Big Brother & the Holding Company and Cheap Thrills can be found under Big Brother & the Holding Company.

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Legal name: Janis Lyn Joplin

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Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈdʒɑːplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival, this led her to becoming very popular and one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles, and other popular songs from her four-year solo career include "Down on Me", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Maybe", "To Love Somebody", "Kozmic Blues", "Work Me, Lord", "Cry Baby", "Mercedes Benz", and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".

Joplin was well known for her performing abilities, and her fans referred to her stage presence as "electric". At the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul", and became known as "Pearl" among her friends. She was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Janis Joplin 7
1971 Pearl Janis Joplin 3 15
1994 The Legend Janis Joplin 1
Janis Joplin im Soundcheck Janis Joplin 1
Kozmic Blues Janis Joplin 1
Pearl / I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (2 CD set) Janis Joplin 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Greatest Hits Janis Joplin 2
1975 Early Performances Janis Joplin 1
1986 Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Janis Joplin 2 10
1988 Farewell Song Janis Joplin 1
1988 Highlights Janis Joplin 1
1988 The Very Best Of Janis Joplin 2
1993 Janis Janis Joplin 5 2
1995 18 Essential Songs Janis Joplin 2
1997 Absolute Janis Janis Joplin 1
1998 The Ultimate Collection Janis Joplin 2
1999 Best Of... Janis Joplin 1
2000 Super Hits Janis Joplin 4
2000 Simply the Best Janis Joplin 1
2001 Love, Janis: The Songs, The Letters, The Soul of Janis Joplin Janis Joplin 1
2002 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin 1
2003 The Essential Janis Joplin Janis Joplin 3
2005 Collections Janis Joplin 1
2007 Hit Collection Janis Joplin 1
2008 Janis Janis Joplin 2
2009 The Woodstock Experience Janis Joplin 1
2009 Cry Baby Janis Joplin 1
2009 Cry Baby (The Ultimate Collection) Janis Joplin 1
Anthology Janis Joplin 2
Ball and Chain Janis Joplin 1
Best Janis Joplin 1
Best of Janis Joplin Janis Joplin 1
Birdland Janis Joplin 1
Full Tilt Boogie Janis Joplin 1
Greatest Hits Janis Joplin 1
Greatest Hits of Janis Joplin 1
MTV Music History: Greatest Hits Janis Joplin 1
The Best Of Janis Joplin 1
The Best Of Janis Joplin 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 In Concert Janis Joplin 5 3
1993 At Woodstock Janis Joplin 2
1993 Flower in the Sun Janis Joplin 1
1998 Live at Winterland '68 Janis Joplin 1
2012 Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin 4 1
1969-02-12: Fillmore East, New York, NY, USA Janis Joplin 1
Summertime: Live in Amsterdam Janis Joplin 1
Texas International Pop Festival 11-30-69 Janis Joplin 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Rare Pearls Janis Joplin 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 The Pearl Sessions Janis Joplin 1
Janis Joplin Janis Joplin 1

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