A superb recording of a one off performance. Influenced by soul giants such as Otis Redding, she wanted to move in a more R&B direction, deciding to add a horn section to her new newly-formed band. This consisted of some of the best Bay Area session musicians, as well as former Big Brother guitarist Sam Andrew (who would leave the band within a few months, due to his drug use and influence on Janis). Calling themselves The Kozmic Blues Band, they began touring in early 1969. By this time, Janis’ heroin dependency was becoming a serious problem for her, with her minders attempting to keep her clean long enough to record her first solo album, I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, in June 1969. The album would not be released until September, and as a result, Janis took to the stage at Woodstock with a new sound and some new music the audience had never heard.
Format / LP limited edition yellow pressing Label / Climbing The Mountain Cat No / JJ690817LP Genre / Rock & Indie Release date / 19 November 2021