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Big Brother and The Holding Company


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Bluesy, psychedlic, acid rock

Status:

Band dissolved in 1972. Most recent release, Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 (live, 2012)

See also:

Wikipedia's entry for Big Brother and the Holding Company

The Ectophiles' Guide's entry for Janis Joplin

Comparisons:

Janis Joplin's solo work

Covers/own material:

Own and covers

General comments:

Big Brother rose during the psychedelic rock era of the late 1960s with the amazing performer Janis Joplin at their fore. She went solo right after their huge hit, Cheap Thrills and the band continued without her.

Recommended first album:

Cheap Thrills is the classic

Recordings:

  • Big Brother & the Holding Company: Live in San Francisco 1966 (live, 1966)
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company (1967)
  • Cheap Thrills (1968)
  • Be a Brother (1970)
  • How Hard It Is (1971)
  • In Concert (Janis Joplin) (live, 1972)
  • Cheaper Thrills (live, 1984)
  • Can't Go Home Again (1997)
  • Live at Winterland '68 (live, 1998)
  • Do What You Love (1999)
  • Hold Me (live, 2006)
  • The Lost Tapes (compilation, 2008)
  • Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 (live, 2012)

Janis Joplin & Big Brother & The Holding Company Live at Winterland 1968

Release info:

1998—Columbia—64869

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Guest artists:

Janis Joplin—vocals
Peter Albin—bass, vocals
Sam Andrew—guitar, vocals
David Getz—drums, vocals
James Gurley—guitar, vocals

Produced by:

Bob Irwin

Comments:

Another peak moment captured for posterity. This was recorded at the first hometown (San Francisco) gigs they did after their 1st national tour. Everybody in top form & happy to be home. This kicks ass. (ABershaw@aol.com)

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