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a Honda Accord?

This tickled my funnybone today. I’d been wanting to hear Janis Joplin’s famous “Mercedes Benz” and came across the parody. I must say that whomever it was sang this song did a damn fine job of mimicking Joplin’s iconic gravelly wail. Ace stuff.

And while I’m on the Janis tear, here are two more videos, one of Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company with the song that became their breakout hit, “Piece of My Heart”

And here’s the first recording of “Piece of My Heart,” by Erma Franklin, Aretha Franklin’s older sister.

That song sounds glorious under either woman’s handling, tragic though they lyrics actually are.

2 Responses to “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me”

  1. janis says:

    I’ve seen Janis Joplin documentaire on http://janis-joplin-fanclub.blogspot.com/
    You saw?Great artist!

  2. Meetzorp says:

    I have not seen the documentary, but I may check it out. I’m a longtime fan of Joplin….my mom has the Big Brother & The Holding Company album “Cheap Thrills,” which I used to listen to sometimes when I was a kid. I was always fascinated by the Crumb cover art…it blew my mind that it looked like a comic book but was obviously not aimed at kids.

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