Song of the Day: Janis Joplin – “Maybe” (Live in 1969)

Today marks the birthday of the legendary Janis Joplin, who was born in Port Arthur, Texas on this day 75 years ago. This is a soulful cover of the 1957 song by The Chantels that originally appeared on the 1969 album I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! The original version reached No. 15 on the U.S. chart in 1957 and is regarded as an early example of the girl group sound. That version has a doo-wop feel, and Janis gave it a decidedly different direction while still staying true to the original. This live performance is from the show Music Scene and is one of many examples of why Janis was like no other.

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