Janis Joplin – “Half Moon” Live
Singing The Blues With Her Characteristic Explosive Voice!
“Half Moon” is just one of Janis Joplin’s most beloved hits. This particular live version showcases Janis’ powerful vocals and her passion in giving life to the song.
That voice – high, husky, earthy, explosive – remains among the most distinctive and galvanizing in pop history. But Janis Joplin didn’t merely possess a great instrument; she threw herself into every syllable, testifying from the very core of her being.
Even during her first live performance, she has attracted attention because of her soulful singing. She can easily captivate the audience with one note, one tune.
Time magazine called Joplin “probably the most powerful singer to emerge from the white rock movement”, and Richard Goldstein wrote for the May 1968 issue of Vogue magazine that Joplin was “the most staggering leading woman in rock… she slinks like tar, scowls like war… clutching the knees of a final stanza, begging it not to leave… Janis Joplin can sing the chic off any listener.”
Being one of the greatest blues singer the world has ever known, she received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.