WOMEN singing the BLUES: a mixtape to honour the birthday of Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

The phenomenal human-hurricane Janis Joplin was born 71 years ago, and as a tribute to her music here’s a mixtape that starts with her awesome song “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder”. In this digital music-box shared above, Janis is joined with lots of great female voices singing the blues: Bessie Smith, “After You’ve Gone”; Big Mama Thornton, “Willie Mae’s Trouble”; Nina Simone, “I Wish I Knew How It Felt to be Free”; Susan Tedeschi, “It Hurt So Bad”; Aretha Franklin, “The Thrill is Gone”; Beth Gibbons of Portishead, “Numb”; Eleni Mandell, “Moonglow, Lamp Low”; Lisa Germano, “Red Thread”; and Os Mutantes (With Rita Lee), “Meu Refrigerador Não Funciona”. Enjoy the ride! And trip on with some of Janis’ classics:

12 Songs that shout “FREEDOM!”…

…and if you ask me: that’s a great word to shout, Dude!

On our menu:

01) Jimi Hendrix;

02) John Lennon;

03) Neil Young;

04) Richie Havens;

05) Bob Marley;

06) Ben Harper;

07) Funkadelic;

08) MC5;

09) The DT’s;

10) Rage Against the Machine;

11) Charles Mingus;

12) Nina Simone.

Pump up the volume…
and enjoy the ride!

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“Freedom is a word nourished by the human dream:
there is no one who can explain it
and no one who doesn’t understand it.”

(Cecilia Meireles,  1901-1964, brazilian poet)


Cheer Up With Ska! – MIXTAPE #002

Cherished pilgrims who are journeying through this blog,
here’s a exclusive mixtape to cheer you up
with some groovy, up-lifting ska!


01) THE PIETASTERS, “Out All Night”
02) MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, “The Impression That I Get”
03) THE CLASH, “Rudie Can’t Fail”
04) SAVE FERRIS, “Superspy”
05)  THE TOASTERS, “Rude Rude Baby”
06) TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, “Shadown on the Hill”
07) SUBLIME, “Wrong Way”
08) RANCID, “Hooligans”
09) MAD CADDIES, “Silence”
10) BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, “Mr. Prinstripe Suit”

Hooked By The Blues – MIXTAPE – 1st Edition: starring Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Leadbelly and others…

Click > in the player above and enjoy the ride!…

01. MUDDY WATERS, “Hoochie Coochie Man”
02. HOWLIN’ WOLF, “I Ain’t Superstitious”
03. SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, “Bring It On Home”
04. LEADBELLY, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”
05. SON HOUSE, “Death Letter”
06. ROBERT JOHNSON, “Kindhearted Woman Blues”
08. MAGIC SAM, “Sweet Home Chicago”