• Janis Joplin Me And Bobby McGee

    4 Jan 2009, 13:39 by gigi00

    Janis Joplin’s screaming soulful voice in many ways is a personification of the Flower Power Era (along with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon, Grace Slick and many others). She came to symbolize energy of the Psychedelic, Haight Ashbury, love beads, love ins, free love, flower children, black light posters and incense, expansion of consciousness, spiritualism soaked in the unusual drug idealism of the late 1960’s. It was a time of bright hope and optimism and the shedding of many social-psychological-sexual traditions that went sour.

    Janis came on this scene with a singing style not heard before on the playlists of white American radio stations. Her singing was more like that of Aretha Franklin and other blues/gospel singers than the typical white girl songstress. However, her greatest influence came from earlier female blues singers such as Odetta, Memphis Minnie, and particularly Bessie Smith for whom…
  • Funky On My Back-

    3 Oct 2007, 05:58 by msnonadeborah

    I discovered Cold Blood at my favorite hometown music store one afternoon while doing my usual run through to buy some new music. The owner of the store was always playing albums. "Funky On My Back" was on the turntable and the shop was boppin' to the sounds of this groove.

    This song is powerful in all aspects of production. Lydia Pense handles her business in vocal department as if she was really in the heat of the situation that the song discribes. This petite woman could blow some lyrics. On this track she pulls you in from the beginning when she belts out remorsefully, "I wish I knew what I thought I had" From that point she goes through several mood changes in the song that displays her range as a singer.

    This cut has a blues and jazz sound. The piano work on this number is outstanding! This tune is about being caught up in a mess and the sense of rising up only to tumble back down can be felt in every note of the insturmental track of the song.

  • Sun, Moon, and other things from space //Musicalistas//

    7 Jun 2007, 11:17 by mrm86