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September 11th, 1969: Janis Joplin released her first solo album today - Listen

Joplin's first album since leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company last year

Janis Joplin released her first solo album today - Listen

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Janis Joplin has released her first studio album since leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company last year. I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! is the 26-year-old's first solo album.

The album was recorded over 10 days in June at Columbia Records Studios in New York City. Whilst most of the album is comprised of cover songs, Joplin wrote two of the tracks: "One Good Man" and "Kozmic Blues."

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

1 Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
2 Maybe
3 One Good Man
4 As Good As You've Been to This World
5 To Love Somebody
6 Kozmic Blues
7 Little Girl Blue
8 Work Me, Lord

Listen to I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! below via Spotify or Apple Music.

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