May 6, 2010 – 11:20 am

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Blow All My Blues Away [no label, 9CD]

Various dates, 1962 through 1970.

For beginners, the three-CD Janis compilation (1993) offered a handy overview of the singer and her career and, for the fans, the set included outtakes and unreleased tracks to make the purchase worthwhile.

But Janis diehard fans have also been rallying around the nine-CD fan compilation, Blow All My Blues Away, which includes full concert shows, more outtakes and more odds and ends.

Thanks then to goa for sharing the lossless tracks on the internet.

Notes from the set:

This set of archival recordings lets us witness the formation of arguably the most powerful and expressive voice in rock history. From the earliest known performances in the small bars of Texas to the first sessions with Big Brother to her mesmerizing live shows, Janis never left behind her raw roots. She drew upon them to impel emotional performances as if by exposing her pain she gained power over her past and transformed it into a gift. In these newly sourced pearls, we can hear as never before the birth and fast burning flame of Janis Joplin.

Included are outtakes and unreleased songs from the 1968 “Cheap Thrills” studio sessions, demos for the 1969 Kozmic Blues album and vast improvements on all existing vintage (1962-65) live recordings.

The vintage recordings, in particular, are wonderful and although we had some of this material from the long out of print “Janis” movie soundtrack vinyl release, this collection has 39 (!) tracks recorded between 1962-65 including the ubiquitous “Typewriter Tapes” made by Jorma. The fourth CD unchains the urgent expression and lets it be heard in a complete Big Brother concert from 1967.

Sit down by your window, put this set on, and blow all your blues away.

Various tracks compiled from best available sources. No additional info provided.
Special thanks to Tim Hughes for assembling Volumes 7, 8, 9.
Additional thanks to Mal Westcott.
Artwork by Ignatz.

However, over the years, some of the tracks on the Blow All My Blues Away set have officially seeped out though it is still a mine for the collector.

We will be sharing the entire set over the coming week. Where it is not certain if the track has been officially released, the particular track will not be shared. It will be shared if reader/s can confirm that the track has never been officially released.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps).

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Disc 1: The Early Years 1962-63 (66:28)
John Riley’s Home, Austin, Texas 1962
101. What Good Can Drinkin’ Do - omitted

Threadgill’s Bar, Austin, Texas 1962
Track 102. CC Rider (2.7MB)
Track 103. San Francisco Bay Blues (2.2MB)
Track 104. Wining Boy Blues (2.6MB)
Track 105. Careless Love (3.9MB)
Track 106. I’ll Drown In My Own Tears (2.2MB)

San Jose Coffeeshop w/Jorma Kaukonen and Steve Mann 11/62
Track 107. Honky Tonk Angel (6.6MB)
Track 108. Empty Pillow On My Bed (3.0MB)

Grant Ave. Coffeehouse, late 1962 or early 1963
Track 109. Gospel Ship (2.3MB)
Track 110. Stealing (2.7MB)
Track 111. Leaving This Morning (2.7MB)
Track 112. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (3.5MB)
Track 113. Careless Love (5.3MB)
Track 114. Bourgeois Blues (3.1MB)
Track 115. Black Mountain Blues (4.6MB)

Austin, Texas Reel #1: 1963
Track 116. Trouble In Mind (2.2MB)
Track 117. What Good Can Drinking Do (3.7MB)
Track 118. Silver Threads & Golden Needles (3.2MB)
Track 119. Mississippi River (3.5MB)
Track 120. Stealing (2.5MB)
Track 121. No Reason For Living (2.7MB)

Austin, Texas Reel #2: 1964
Track 122. I’ll Drown In My Own Tears (2.4MB)
Track 123. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (4.1MB)
Track 124. CC Rider (2.9MB)
Track 125. San Francisco Bay Blues (2.4MB)
Track 126. Wining Boy Blues (2.7MB)
Track 127. Careless Love (4.1MB)
Track 128. Leaving This Morning (2.4MB)

* Track 1 - Janis 3CD compilation (1993)

Disc 2: The Middle Years 1964-68 (73:57)
“The Typewriter Tape” w/Jorma Kaukonen & Margaretta Kaukonen (typewriter)
San Jose, CA 25 June 1964 Jorma’s Mother’s House

Track 201. Typewriter Talk (1.0MB)
202. Trouble In Mind - omitted
Track 203. Kansas City Blues (4.4MB)
204. Hesitation Blues - omitted
Track 205. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (6.3MB)
Track 206. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (5.5MB)
Track 207. Long Black Train Blues (3.4MB)

San Francisco 1965 w/Dick Oxtrot Jazz Band
Track 208. Black Mountain Blues (6.2MB)
Track 209. Walk Right In (2.9MB)
Track 210. River Jordan (5.3MB)
Track 211. Mary Jane (2.9MB)

Janis & Big Brother & The Holding Company Sessions 1967-68
Mainstream LP Session Outtakes with Big Brother & The Holding Co.

212. (1967) Call On Me - omitted
213. (1967) Bye, Bye Baby - omitted

Cheap Thrills Studio Session Outtakes w/Big Brother & The Holding Co.
Track 214. (03/19/68) It’s A Deal (3.1MB)
215. (03/19/68) Easy Once You Know How - omitted
216. (03/25/68) Roadblock - omitted
217. (03/25/68) Flower In The Sun - omitted
218. (03/25/68) Misery’n - omitted
219. (03/25/68) Catch Me Daddy - omitted
220. (03/25/68) Farewell Song - omitted
221. (03/28/68) Summertime - omitted

Tracks 2, 4, 18-21 - Janis 3CD compilation (1993)
Tracks 12-13 - Big Brother and the Holding Company 1999 reissue
Track 15 - Box Of Pearls
Tracks 16, 17 - Cheap Thrills reissue

The rest of the set:
CD3 - The Late Years 1968-70
CD4 - Live Big Brother
CD5 - Early Janis
CD6 - Live Big Brother
CD7-9 - Misc, including Newport Festival 1968, Swedish TV, Tom Jones Show and Final Concert

Click on the link to order Janis Joplin releases.

  1. 15 Responses to “JANIS JOPLIN - BLOW ALL MY BLUES AWAY CD1/2”

  2. awesome..what a great set this will be..thanks guys! Years ago [1970]I used to have a picture of Janis in my fridge cuz i thought she was so hot, that would cool her off a tad…

    By sluggo on May 6, 2010

  3. Janis is not just hot…she’s smokin’

    By Greek guy on May 6, 2010

  4. Sadly, I never got into the music of this powerful woman … but my congratulations to whoever for this historic and wonderful collection of music … She would have love this. Cheers.

    By Canute on May 7, 2010

  5. Janis’ best period was with Big Brother, and it’s truly a shame she never got to grow old. “Pearl” would’ve been just the beginning for her, it’s a shame she never got to do her Kristofferson covers record as has often been rumored.

    By Nick on May 7, 2010

  6. Great Stuff Thanks to mybigo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Udo on May 7, 2010

  7. Please, please please…post the remainder of the cds. I’ve heard that the Big Brother date from summer 1968 is really great. I saw them in August of 1968. Thanks.

    By John on May 8, 2010

  8. I hate it when so many songs are omitted. But the rest is great. Janis was one of the best blues singers of all time, in the league of Bessie Smith.

    By walter on May 8, 2010

  9. Thank you for the Janis Joplin. These early recordings are fascinating, entertaining, and enjoyable. Like listening to old Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, (and others) sides. I’ve given this set several “spins” but it looks like I’m gonna have to stop and move on to Discs 3 & 4! At some point, I’m going to have to stop and tell my friends about this find. Thanks again.

    By Dennis on May 8, 2010

  10. let`s have more !!!!

    By sluggo on May 8, 2010

  11. Love it!

    By bill on May 9, 2010

  12. Track 127 is “Careless Love” and not “CC Rider.”

    By Janania on May 9, 2010

  13. Thanks Janania for your feedback. And Track 124 is CC Rider.

    By bigozine2 on May 10, 2010

  14. @John — if you want Janis and Big Brother live in ‘68, have you heard the “Live at Winterland” CD? It totally kills.

    By Steve Hoffmann on Jan 27, 2012

  15. Thank you so much for hosting this. I’d heard many of these on a tape an old friend had, it’s so great to hear Janis sing Silver Threads again!

    By Neil on Sep 25, 2012

  16. Does anyone know where I can get a copy or where I can download this set ?

    By Brian J Okeefe on Nov 5, 2019

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