Janis Joplin’s Soulful Voice In “Trouble In Mind” – Studio Version
First recorded by Thelma La Vizzo, and made famous by Joplin
Written by Richard M. Jones, and first recorded by Thelma La Vizzo in 1924 ” Trouble In Mind” quickly became one of those songs that artist flocked to- to record.
“Trouble in mind, I’m blue, but I won’t be blue always” If that doesn’t scream “Janis sing me“, I don’t know what does.
Janis Joplin released her own rendition of this classic slow blues tune on her compilation album, “Janis” which was released in 1975.
Janis had a way of bringing her own flair to every song, rendition, show she was apart of- and this song is so no different. A very rare recording of another sad blues song, spectacularly done.
+Trouble In Mind lyrics below+
Trouble in mind, I’m blue
But I won’t be blue always,
‘Cause that sun is gonna shine in my back door someday
Now all you men’s the same
But now I’m old enough to change my name
Lord, that sun’s gonna shine in my back door someday
I’m gonna lay my head
On that lonesome railroad line
And let the 2:19 ease my troubled mind
Trouble in mind, I’m blue,
But I won’t be blue always
Child, that wind’s gonna come and blow my blues away