Various Artists

The Roots of Janis Joplin

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A 23-track collection of various tracks that Janis Joplin either covered or was influenced by, this set works just as well as a sequence without the Joplin connection. When you can hear Bo Diddley's calling card "Bo Diddley" next to Wanda Jackson's "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," and then back it up with Clarence Ashley's folk classic "The Coo Coo Bird," you've got yourself a nice little chunk of American music history, and yes, the roots of Janis Joplin, too.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:31 Amazon
2 02:12 Amazon
3
Lee
02:23 Amazon
4 00:59 Amazon
5 02:54 Amazon
6 03:34 Amazon
7 02:30 Amazon
8 02:36 Amazon
9 02:57 Amazon
10 04:17 Amazon
11 03:08 Amazon
12 03:10 Amazon
13 02:42 Amazon
14 04:10 Amazon
15 02:40 Amazon
16
03:14 Amazon
17 02:57 Amazon
18 02:36 Amazon
19 02:57 Amazon
20 03:08 Amazon
21 05:09 Amazon
22 05:34 Amazon
23 02:56 Amazon
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