Price: £11.99
Format: cd
Artist: Big Brother And The Holding Company
CatNo: CHARLY667D
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Big Brother And The Holding Comp Ball and Chain 2CD
Big Brother & The Holding Company were amongst the leading lights of San Francisco's Psychedelic scene in the late 1960s.
 
Celebrated, alongside the legendary likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, the group's brand of blues-inspired Psychedelic folk-rock defined the Bay Area sound of the era.
 
Much of the group's success was down to their charismatic lead singer, Janis Joplin, who was to go on to a highly-successful solo career, cut short by her death in 1970 from a drug overdose.
 
This CD set comprises recordings made by the band at the height of their creativity. 
 
Disc 2 also contains two bonus videos filmed at the studios of KQED TV in April 1967, just weeks before the group's legendary Monterey Festival appearance. Both tracks have excellent sound and picture quality for the era.
Disc One:
 
1. Bye, Bye, Baby
2. Great White Guru
3. Women Is Losers
4. Oh, My Soul
5. Amazing Grace
6. Caterpillar
7. It's A Deal
8. Hi Heel Sneakers
9. Faster, Pussycat, Kill, Kill
10. Turtle Blues
11. All Is Loneliness
12. Light Is Faster Than Sound
 
Disc Two:
 
1. Let The Good Times Roll
2. I Know You Rider
3. Moanin' At Midnight
4. Hey, Baby
5. Down On Me 
6. Whisperman
7. Women Is Losers
8. Blow My Mind 
9. Oh, My Soul
10. Ball & Chain 
11. Coo Coo 
12. Grutra's Garden
13. Harry
14. Hall Of The Mountain King
 
Video tracks:
 
1. Coo Coo (5.00mins)
2. Ball & Chain (6.53mins)