Musical palate cleanser

It was Janis Joplin’s birthday last week (she would have turned 80) and I don’t think she’s ever been the subject of an MPC before, so here’s her remarkable cover of “Ball & Chain” at the Monterey Pop Festival:

Man, that voice and that delivery…



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21 responses to “Musical palate cleanser

  1. RangerRuss

    Gotdam hippie.

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    • 81Dog

      Fun fact: she was a HS classmate of Jimmy Johnson. His jock crew found her offbeat style annoying, and their nickname for her was “Beat Weeds” (that’s small town Texas for Worn Out Clothes, apparently).


  2. Illini84

    I was lucky enough to see her with Johnny Winter at the “Palm Beach Pop Festival “ in November 69!

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  3. akascuba

    What a voice and presence on stage. You could stay on that show for an awhile with your MPC’s. Lots of coming out parties.

    Loved the guy hired to close the show as the walk out act Otis Redding.

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  4. Dean Patterson

    How many people in the audience truly appreciated what they were watching?!!

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  5. whb209

    80 years old?



    • Down Island Way

      If there was ever an odd couple, Pearl and Dick Cavett might have been it, she did tell the world at large, hold my Southern Comfort and cigs while I bring some gospel to your soul…#TOOSOON!


  6. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Port Arthur, TX High School roll call
    Jimmy Johnson
    Janis Joplin

    what are the odds, JJs for the win


  7. roterhals

    Makes me wanna bust out some Southern Comfort.


  8. Terry McCullers

    Mama cass looking on thinking I ain’t got shit on this gal.