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Cheap Thrills...

August 12th, 2008

Forty years ago today Cheap Thrills the seminal work by Texas artist Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding company was released. This was the album that proved to be the breakout for Janis and sold over a million copies (what would have been multi-platinum by today's standards) and set her on the road to legend. There are so many great songs on this album that you will always get an argument about which is best but I like everything on the record! The cover features artwork by one of the most original and incredibly weird artists of the 60's R. Crumb (check out the documentary; Crumb). Bill Graham used to introduce the band as "Four gentlemen and one Great, Great Broad...Big Brother & the Holding Company!"

 
 

Enjoy the clip and buy the CD or download; this is both a compelling recording from the time and timeless at the same time. From one of a long line of interesting musicians from Texas!

Enjoy!

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16 commentsRussell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI • August 12 2008 04:14PM

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Boy, I remember that day. It makes me feel pretty old.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc) over 2 years ago

Excellent song from an excellent album! Wow remember albums?

Posted by Anonymous over 2 years ago

Stephen and mystery commenter: I do not feel that much older but was certainly awhile back! And I still have a fwe albums stashed away somewhere...Thanks for commenting!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago
Russell, I was looking at the new banner on your blog and saw this. It sure takes me back and I continue to enjoy every song! Thanks, Allysoun
Posted by Allysoun Musslewhite (AvenueOne Properties, Inc.) over 2 years ago
Allysoun, Thanks for dropping by it’s always nice to hear from a fellow music fan!
Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago
Hi Russell - I'M A HUGE JANIS FAN and can't believe I'm that much older today...nahhh...not possible!! Totally agree, it's all in the head....mine says...umm...16 LOL. Have you noticed weird things in A|R today, copy and paste working intermittedly - now no taskbar to BOLD or underline, or spell check!!! Oh well, glad you stopped by today and hopefully you can get your technorati up and running. Let me know if I can help.
Posted by Gail MacMillan - CRS, e-PRO, GRI ~ Titusville FL Real Estate Brevard County (HomeSweetHomeFlorida.com) over 2 years ago
Gail – Thank you for your comment and thanks too for the offer of help. I am having a pretty steep learning curve but enjoying the experience! And you are right about all the glitches...I may take you up on your offer of help now and then! Keep on Keepin’ on!
Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Russell, you look like you're doing pretty well :-)  Please, feel free to ask, and in keeping with this post.......I'll......TRRRRY, just a little bit harder

Posted by Gail MacMillan - CRS, e-PRO, GRI ~ Titusville FL Real Estate Brevard County (HomeSweetHomeFlorida.com) over 2 years ago
Gail- Now Try is may favorite song off from tha Janis album. I think it was the Kozmic Blues record? Thanks for the offer and i will drop by your blog soon!
Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Russell, thanks for the memories...still love all of the songs and always will.

By the way your header on your blog looks great!

Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 2 years ago
Gena, Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I noticed that you and I are in the same niche of the business so I am going to check your blog now!
Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

That title to your blog was as  funny as it was misleading :) I have not thought about janis Joplin in YEARS but she is stiil fabulous!

Posted by Anonymous over 2 years ago

Well Thank you "mystery commenter" I am still a big Janis fan!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Russell...

Boy I listened to this a lot (I think :-)!

I wanted to come to your blog to make sure you got this...

Russell...

NO NO, I did not take it that way, I was teasing you!  I have a weird sense of humor :-).

Sorry I didn't call you back but have not been feeling up to par the last couple of days.

Here is what you do, go up to my blog on the contest and the fist tag you see is

beat the heat,

Click on that and it takes you to were all the post tagged with that are, so you can see who is entered, read their post and once you post yours, go and check and make sure it's there.  That's were we find the entries.

You do not have to put Beet the Heat in the title or anywhere else, EXCEPT AS A TAG, beat the heat,,

AND IT MUST BE SEPERATED BY A COMMA BEFORE AND AFTERR SO IT DOES NOT RUN TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER TAGS!

Hope that helps, if not call me back, OK.  It was a pleasure meeting you at the AR gathering, suce a pretty place.  Liz

2 people at party

Our picture turned out great...will get a post up in next couple of days with all my pictures.  L

Posted by Liz Carter,Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston) (Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!) over 2 years ago

Oh, man, 1968 wasn't 40 years ago, was it? I still listen to Janis Joplin sometimes. Cheap Thrills is my favorite album of hers, too.

 

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Short Sale Agent, Land Park, #00697006 Lyon RE (Lyon Real Estate #00697006) over 2 years ago

Hey Liz!!!! I am still in learning mode with my "beat the heat entry".I have all the pictures, a funny story and the history but on page but I am having trouble with the lay out so will post it on Monday after I get some pointers!

and LIZ thatis a great picture of you and for once I am not 'all dressed up" it might get around that I am not nearly as serious as some of my pictures might indicate!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 2 years ago

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