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This set of archival recordings lets us witness the formation of arguably the most powerful and expressive voice in rock history. From the earliest known performances in the small bars of Texas to the first sessions with Big Brother to her mesmerizing live shows, Janis never left behind her raw roots. She drew upon them to impel emotional performances as if by exposing her pain she gained power over her past and transformed it into a gift. In these newly sourced pearls, we can hear as never before the birth and fast burning flame of Janis Joplin. 

Included are outtakes and unreleased songs from the 1968 "Cheap Thrills" studio sessions, demos for the 1969 Kozmic Blues album and vast improvements on all existing vintage (1962-65) live recordings. The vintage recordings, in particular, are wonderful and although we
had some of this material from the long out of print "Janis" movie
soundtrack vinyl release, this collection has 39 (!) tracks recorded
between 1962-65 including the ubiquitous "Typewriter Tapes" made by Jorma. The final CD finally unchains the urgent expression and lets it be heard in a complete Big Brother concert from 1967. Sit down by your window, put this set on, and blow all your blues away.

Janis Joplin: Blow All My Blues Away 1962-1970

CD#1 (66:29) The Early Years 1962-63

John Riley's Home, Austin, Texas 1962
1. What Good Can Drinkin Do
Threadgill's Bar, Austin, Texas 1962
2. CC Rider
3. San Francisco Bay Blues
4. Wining Boy Blues
5. Careless Love
6. I'll Drown In My Own Tears
San Jose Coffeeshop w/Jorma Kaukonen & Steve Mann 11/62
7. Honky Tonk Angel
8. Empty Pillow On My Bed
Grant Ave. Coffeehouse, late 1962 or early 1963
9. Gospel Ship
10. Stealing
11. Leaving This Morning
12. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
13. Careless Love
14. Bourgeois Blues
15. Black Mountain Blues, Austin, Texas Reel #1: 1963
16. Trouble In Mind
17. What Good Can Drinking Do
18. Silver Threads & Golden Needles
19. Mississippi River
20. Stealing
21. No Reason For Living, Austin, Texas Reel #2: 1964
22. I'll Drown In My Own Tears
23. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
24. Careless Love
25. San Francisco Bay Blues
26. Wining Boy Blues
27. CC Rider
28. Leaving This Morning

CD#2 (73:25) The Middle Years 1964-68

"The Typewriter Tape" w/Jorma Kaukonen & Margaretta Kaukonen (typewriter)
San Jose, CA 25 June 1964 Jorma's Mother's House
1. Typewriter Talk
2. Trouble In Mind 
3. Kansas City Blues 
4. Hesitation Blues 
5. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
6. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
7. Long Black Train Blues

San Francisco 1965 w/Dick Oxtrot Jazz Band
8. Black Mountain Blues
9. Walk Right In
10. River Jordan
11. Mary Jane

Janis & Big Brother & The Holding Company Sessions 1967-68

Mainstream LP Session Outtakes with Big Brother & The Holding Co.
12. (1967) Call On Me
13. (1967) Bye, Bye Baby

Cheap Thrills Studio Session Outtakes w/Big Brother & The Holding Co.
14. (03/19/68) Its A Deal
15. (03/19/68) Easy Once You Know How
16. (03/25/68) Roadblock
17. (03/25/68) Flower In The Sun
18. (03/25/68) Misery'n
19. (03/25/68) Catch Me Daddy
20. (03/25/68) Farewell Song
21. (03/28/68) Summertime

CD#3 (70:06) The Late Years 1968-70

Cheap Thrills Studio Session Outtakes cont.
1. (04/01/68) Misery'n
2. (04/01/68) Catch Me Daddy
3. (06/12/68) Harry

The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI 01/02 MAR 1968
4. Magic Of Love
5. Down On Me
6. Piece Of My Heart

Amsterdam 01 APR 1969 w/The Kozmic Blues Band
7. Maybe
8. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
9. Ball And Chain

Kozmic Blues Outtakes & Demos - June & July 1969
10. Dear Landlord (outtake)
11. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (Demo)
12. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) (Demo)
13. Let's Don't Quit (Demo)
14. Get It While You Can #1 (Demo)
15. Get It While You Can #2 (inc.) (Demo)

3/28/70 Studio Session Outtakes with The Butterfield Blues Band
16. One Night Stand (1) Outtake
17. One Night Stand (2) Outtake

"The Dick Cavett Show" ABC-TV 25 JUN 1970
18. Get It While You Can

CD#4 (73:59) Live Big Brother

California Hall, San Francisco, CA 12 FEB 1967
w/Big Brother & The Holding Co.
1. Call On Me
2. Combination Of The Two
3. Blow My Mind
4. Down On Me
5. All Is Loneliness/Drum Solo
6. Road Block
7. Light Is Faster Than Sound
8. Bye Bye Baby
9. Goin' To Brownsville
10. Ball And Chain
11. I Know You Rider

An Archival Group Effort For The Love Of The Music
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