A report on Pearl (Janis Joplin album)

Second and final solo studio album by Janis Joplin, released on January 11, 1971, three months after her death on October 4, 1970.

- Pearl (Janis Joplin album)

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Joplin in 1970

Janis Joplin

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American singer and musician.

American singer and musician.

Joplin in 1970
Joplin in 1960 as a graduating senior in high school
Joplin (seated) with Big Brother and the Holding Company, c. 1966–1967 photograph Bob Seidemann
Joplin performs with Tom Jones on This Is Tom Jones in late 1969
Newspaper review of Joplin's 1969 concert at Vets Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio includes the fact that before it started she walked to the lobby and watched audience members arrive.
Janis Joplin performing at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island in July 1968
Joplin photographed by Jim Marshall in 1969, one year before her death

A second solo album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death.

Side A of the US single

Me and Bobby McGee

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Song written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Roger Miller.

Song written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Roger Miller.

Side A of the US single

Janis Joplin recorded the song for inclusion on her Pearl album only a few days before her death in October 1970.

Rothchild with Conrad Reeder in 1994

Paul A. Rothchild

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Rothchild with Conrad Reeder in 1994

Paul Allen Rothchild (April 18, 1935 – March 30, 1995) was a prominent American record producer of the 1960s and 1970s, widely known for his historic work with the Doors, producing Janis Joplin's final album Pearl and mid-60s production of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's self-titled first album and the influential follow-up East-West.

Kristofferson in 2018

Kris Kristofferson

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Retired American singer, songwriter and actor.

Retired American singer, songwriter and actor.

Kristofferson in 2018
Kristofferson with Rita Coolidge at the 1972 Dripping Springs Reunion
Kristofferson in 1978
Kristofferson at the 2006 South by Southwest Festival
Kristofferson speaking at the 2014 PEN New England Song Lyrics Award ceremony held in Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

In 1971, Janis Joplin, who had dated Kristofferson, had a number one hit with "Me and Bobby McGee" from her posthumous album Pearl.

Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Canadian rock band originally headed by guitarist John Till and then by Janis Joplin until her death in 1970.

Canadian rock band originally headed by guitarist John Till and then by Janis Joplin until her death in 1970.

Although Joplin died before all the tracks were fully completed, there was still enough usable material to compile an LP, which became Pearl.

The movie poster

Festival Express

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2003 documentary film about the 1970 train tour of the same name across Canada taken by some of North America's most popular rock bands, including the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, Flying Burrito Bros, Ian & Sylvia's Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.

2003 documentary film about the 1970 train tour of the same name across Canada taken by some of North America's most popular rock bands, including the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, Flying Burrito Bros, Ian & Sylvia's Great Speckled Bird, and Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.

The movie poster

"Move Over", Janis Joplin

Womack performing with Gorillaz in Denmark, 2010.

Bobby Womack

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American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.

American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer.

Womack performing with Gorillaz in Denmark, 2010.

Womack also worked with rock musicians Sly and the Family Stone and Janis Joplin, contributing vocals and guitar work on the Family Stone's accomplished album There's a Riot Goin' On, and penning the ballad "Trust Me", for Joplin on her album Pearl.

Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood

Sunset Sound Recorders

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Recording studio in Hollywood, California, United States located at 6650 Sunset Boulevard.

Recording studio in Hollywood, California, United States located at 6650 Sunset Boulevard.

Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood

Over 200 Gold records have been recorded at Sunset Sound, including parts of Prince's Purple Rain, parts of the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St., the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, Linda Ronstadt's Don't Cry Now, parts of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy, Janis Joplin's posthumously-released Pearl, and hit albums for Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen.

Richard Bell (musician)

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Canadian musician best known as the pianist for Janis Joplin and her Full Tilt Boogie Band.

Canadian musician best known as the pianist for Janis Joplin and her Full Tilt Boogie Band.

His playing can be heard on her posthumously released album Pearl and many bootleg recordings from her 1970 tour, including performances from the Festival Express "train tour" of Canada.

Tate in concert in Oraison, France, August 2008

Howard Tate

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American soul singer and songwriter.

American soul singer and songwriter.

Tate in concert in Oraison, France, August 2008

Janis Joplin performed another of Tate's Ragovoy songs, "Get It While You Can" (on the album Pearl), around this time.