Janis Joplin’s Memorable Instrumental Track “Buried Alive In The Blues”
“Buried Alive In The Blues” was not originally an instrumental. It actually contains lyrics but Janis Joplin was unable to sing them when she was scheduled to record it since she was found dead the day before. She was supposed to add in her vocals on October 5, 1970 at the Columbia Studios.
Her band, Full Tilt Boogie, then recorded the track. Her last known recording was “Mercedes Benz.” The instrumental song was included in her solo studio album, “Pearl.” In fact, it was the only one without lyrics.
It was released posthumously on January 11, 1971. It was given five stars by AllMusic and the Rolling Stone Album Guide.