Watch Janis Joplin Back In Her 1969 Performance For ‘Try’
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In April 1969, Janis Joplin and The Kozmic Blues Band performed in Frankfurt, Germany in support of her album “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!” This is Janis Joplin at the top of her game. Even though she was still living life on the fast lane at the time, her performance is nothing short of enchanting. She’s at the peak of her powers and simply unstoppable. Watch her blow everyone away with a fiery performance of “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)”.
“I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!” was the last album she released in her lifetime. A little over a year later, she died at the age of 27. Although it wasn’t as commercially successful as her final LP with “Big Brother and the Holding Company” titled “Cheap Thrills”, “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!” is remarkably more polished. And the latter also received gold certification only two months after its release on September 11, 1969.
As expected, she exuded raw energy and power on the album and her vocal performance took the songs to the next level. It’s not a perfect record but it showcased her golden pipes and she shined despite the imperfections.