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Janis Joplin: The Pearl Sessions

Read "Janis Joplin: The Pearl Sessions" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Janis JoplinThe Pearl SessionsLegacy Records2010 Pearl was vocalist Janis Joplin's valedictory and most fully realized recording. She never lived to see it released, dying of a heroin overdose the October previous to the album's release on January 11, 1971. Sadly, the recording was made with Joplin's last, and most empathetic group, the Full Tilt Boogie Band, a quintet led by the singer. It was a tight and precise funk-soul combo, scaled ...

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