Tag Archives: Janis Joplin

To Love Somebody: The Bee Gees; Nina Simone; Janis Joplin.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great 60s pop ballad, To Love Somebody. We will first discuss the original version by The Bee Gees. Next we review a cover by Nina Simone and we finish with a cover … Continue reading

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Me and Bobby McGee: Roger Miller; Kris Kristofferson; Janis Joplin

Hello there! Our song this week is Me and Bobby McGee. It is one of the most iconic country-rock songs.  Although the song was co-written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, the first recorded version was by Roger Miller. Because … Continue reading

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Cry Baby: Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, Janis Joplin, Natalie Cole

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Cry Baby.  This is a terrific soul song from the mid-60s.  We will start with the original by Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, and then we will review covers from … Continue reading

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Maybe: The Chantels, The Three Degrees, Janis Joplin

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Maybe. This is one of the great early ‘girl-group’ songs, and the initial recording is a doo-wop classic from the late 50s. We will start with the original version by … Continue reading

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Piece of My Heart: Erma Franklin, Big Brother and the Holding Company

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider Piece of My Heart, a great rhythm and blues song from the 60s. We will review the original by Erma Franklin, and a cover of that song by Big Brother and the … Continue reading

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