Weekend Video - Janis Joplin

Friday, October 3, 2008

YouTube never ceases to amaze me. One of my favorite Janis Joplin songs is her relatively obscure version of Rodgers and Hart’s “Little Girl Blue”. Joplin recorded the song in 1969 after the success of the track “Summertime” on the album Cheap Thrills, so the idea was to mix another re-worked show tune into her follow-up album Pearl. However, Joplin died in 1970 and the song was added to the album posthumously as a live version.

I never thought I would actually get to see film of Joplin singing the song, but a YouTube search offered up this 1969 clip taken from the singer Tom Jones’s variety show – “This is Tom Jones”. Amazing....


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