She'll Grow Back: Janis Joplin - Tell Mama

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Janis Joplin - Tell Mama

Everybody's all, Oh Mark, have you seen Cadillac Records yet? And I must reply, nope, heard it wasn't that good. I'll catch the DVD.

Also, I'm a fan of Etta James. I know Etta James, and Etta James is (a person who was seen live in concert by) a good friend of mine. Beyonce is no Etta James. Please allow me to educate all you pop-followers: This is how you cover Etta James.

This is Ms. Janis Joplin (Official MySpace Wiki AMG), live in 1970 in Calgary, three months before her death, backed by The Full Tilt Boogie Band. (The film of this was shown on MTV as a music video during the 80's.)

Before I finish this post, I have an embarrassing confession to make: I'm late to the Janis party. One week ago, all I'd heard from her was a "best-of," which totally failed to capture the magic I've been loving from her all week at work. I'll put it simply: Janis is a goddess. There's no other word for it.


CD said...

My friend, shame on you for jumping on the wagon late, but good for you for realizing the error of your ways.

Extra double right about Beyonce not being Etta by any stretch of the imagination.

Beth said...

Yes! I love Etta James! She deserves a better (and bigger) tribute than Beyonce. Puh-leeze!

Mark H. Besotted said...

Thanks, sir and ma'am. Be sure to stop by here on Monday for a lovely surprise, with more Etta and more Janis as well.

(No Googling, now, that's cheating. Just wait a few more days...)