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Quote of the Day
March 23 2016 @ 8:36 am

"Popular conception of Janis Joplin is that of the bluesy, boozy, hey-lawdy-mama who was a fireball onstage in a swirl of hair, sequins, fringe, and Southern Comfort." - Houston Press, March 2015

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Mercedes Benz
March 21 2016 @ 9:00 am

"Dig 'Mercedes Benz': written by Janis a la downhome gospel blues, the whole song is just Janis solo raising an astonishing pitch of intensity in 1 minute 24 seconds." - International Times, March 1971

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Quote of the Day
March 18 2016 @ 1:05 pm

"Style-wise, she was her own masterpiece." - The Guardian, 2016

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Janis: Little Girl Blue
March 16 2016 @ 9:53 am

From behind-the-scenes moments of Joplin playing bluegrass covers with her band on the road to her iconic Monterey Pop set, she speaks from the ether through her music." -Interview Magazine on "Janis: Little Girl Blue"

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Quote of the Day
March 14 2016 @ 9:52 am

"Joplin's vocal intensity proved a perfect match for the high-energy music of Big Brother and the Holding Company, resulting in a mix of blues, folk and psychedelic rock." - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Quote of the Day
March 11 2016 @ 7:56 am

"Janis brought her roots in blues. She knew the blues, and wanted her audience to know them through her. If the audience sought to have all its senses aroused at a concert, then Janis, as trance enhancer, brought total commitment to her music." - Laura Joplin

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Quote of the Day
March 9 2016 @ 7:51 am

"Janis Joplin changed the face and sound of female singing." - Financial Times, 2016

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This Week in History
March 7 2016 @ 12:38 pm

Janis and the boys of Big Brother and the Holding Company helped Bill Graham christen Fillmore East by playing its first show this week in 1968.

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The 'Janis: Little Girl Blue’ soundtrack CD is Out Now!
March 4 2016 @ 10:55 am

The 'Janis: Little Girl Blue’ documentary soundtrack is available now on CD! Hear 17 live and studio performances and an unreleased version of "Piece of My Heart". Get it here!

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A Woman Left Lonely
March 2 2016 @ 9:56 am

"Janis' tendency to rush the moment of intensity is kept in check long enough for the tune to achieve a shape and a flow. By the authority of her delivery early in the tune, she earns the right to just plain rip at the close." - Rolling Stone on "A Woman Left Lonely" off of "Pearl" released this week in 1971.

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Quote of the Day
February 29 2016 @ 1:27 pm

"Janis Joplin has for decades resided in our collective memory as the '60s Belter,' swigging her Wild Turkey with her huge, wide, indiscriminately welcoming smile. Full-on swagger." - Vanity Fair, 2015

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This Week in History
February 26 2016 @ 2:46 pm

"Pearl" was at the top of the charts this week in 1971. The album hit #1 on the Billboard 200.

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Janis: Little Girl Blue
February 24 2016 @ 8:47 am

"As the documentary shows, Joplin fought relentlessly to be herself - a rowdy and adventurous woman who literally belted out her rage, sorrow and happiness on a world stage while simultaneously asking the world to do what her classmates, parents and neighbors never could: love her for who she was." - Los Angeles Times on "Janis: Little Girl Blue" - Catch the documentary on this season of PBS' American Masters

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Pearl Review
February 22 2016 @ 8:58 am

"This is not a new Janis, but a redefined, more organized, old Janis. Her good and her bad vocal habits are still the same, but they are tempered by updated goals and surroundings." - Rolling Stone reviewing "Pearl" in February, 1971

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This Week in History
February 19 2016 @ 11:44 am

Janis and the boys from Big Brother and the Holding Company signed to Columbia Records this week in 1968.

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Quote of the Day
February 17 2016 @ 9:21 am

"I didn't learn shit, man, I just opened my mouth and that's what I sounded like, man. You can't make up something that you don't feel." - Janis on how she learned to sing the blues.

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Quote of the Day
February 15 2016 @ 11:31 am

"Like the late Otis Redding, she has both a soft and a hard side to her voice." - The New York Times on Janis, February 1969

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Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
February 12 2016 @ 11:00 am

Columbia/Legacy Recordings Releasing Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the Official Album Companion to Acclaimed Documentary Film Written and Directed by Amy J. Berg

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#FlashbackFriday
February 12 2016 @ 7:49 am

Janis and her pal, Sam Andrews.

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Quote of the Day
February 10 2016 @ 11:47 am

"Big Brother and the Holding Company exploded on the national scene in the summer of 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival when Janis Joplin, feet slightly apart and hair streaming in the wind, tensed her slight body as for a high jump, seized the microphone and split the air into shockwaves with the first notes that bolted from her astounding throat." - Hit Parader, February 1969

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