March 29, 2011 by esarsea
I was sorting through a bunch of CDs over the weekend and stumbled across a brand new, still-sealed copy of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s Live at Winterland ’68. What a discovery! Released in 1998, it captures Janice and the band at their absolute peak. Although you may have heard most of the songs on this album, I suspect you may not have heard these versions. Very fresh, very raw, very energized. Good, good stuff.
The first 2 clips below feature Janis performing with The Kozmic Blues Band on the Dick Cavett show. The Kozmic Blues Band was Janice’s 2nd band after her time with Big Brother and The Holding Company, and before Janice formed The Full Tilt Boogie Band.
And here’s 2 songs from that Live at Winterland 68 CD. It’s my new favorite Janice recording, that’s for sure. If you’re short on time, skip the 2 clips above and just listen to the video below. Songs include Piece of my heart and I need a man to love. You’ll need to click through to watch it on Youtube, but it’s worth the listen!
SPECIAL DEAL ON THIS CD! You can pick up a brand new copy of Live at Winterland 68 for only $6.55 here!