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Big Brother & The Holding Company, Cheap Thrills

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1637453

Disk length: 55m 25s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1968

Label: Unknown

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Tracks & Durations

1. Combination Of The Two 5:47
2. I Need A Man To Love 4:54
3. Summertime 4:00
4. Piece Of My Heart 4:15
5. Turtle Blues 4:22
6. Oh, Sweet Mary 4:16
7. Ball And Chain 9:37
8. Roadblock (studio outtake) 5:33
9. Flower In The Sun (studio outtake) 3:05
10. Catch Me Daddy (live) 5:31
11. Magic Of Love (live) 3:57

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One of the most eagerly awaited albums in rock history, Big Brother & the Holding Company's 1968 major label debut (they'd previously released one thinly produced collection on the small Mainstream label) made good on all the hype generated by Janis Joplin's amazing performance at the Monterey Pop Festival the year before. Crowned by its hit single, a churning remake of Aretha Franklin's sister Erma's "Piece of My Heart," the album also contained Joplin's Monterey showstopper, Big Mama Thornton's "Ball and Chain," as well as the Gershwin classic "Summertime," on which Joplin's always underappreciated band (especially guitarists Sam Andrews and James Gurley) match her vocal intensity with their own ferocious playing. This expanded reissue includes two previously unissued outtakes ("Roadblock" and "Flower in the Sun") and a couple of heretofore unheard live cuts ("Catch Me Daddy" and "Magic of Love"), all from 1968. --Billy Altman

Other Versions

Albums are mined from the various public resources and can be actually the same but different in the tracks length only. We are keeping all versions now.

Cheap Thrills

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 55m 26s (+0m 1s)

Cheap Thrills

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 55m 30s (+0m 5s)

Cheap Thrills

Tracks: 7 (-4 tracks), Disk length: 37m 14s (-19m 49s)

Cheap Thrills

Tracks: 7 (-4 tracks), Disk length: 37m 13s (-19m 48s)

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