Album: Cheap Thrills
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Released: 1969
Length: 4:21
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Ah, I'm a mean, mean woman
And I don't mean no one man, no good, no.
I'm a mean, mean woman,
I don't mean no one man, no good.
I just treats 'em like I wants to
I never treats 'em, honey like I should.

Oh, Lord, I once had a daddy,
He said he'd give me everything in sight.
Once had a daddy,
Said he'd give me everything in sight.
Yes, he did
So I said, honey, I want the sunshine,
You take the stars out of the night.
Come on and give 'em to me, babe, cause I want 'em right now.

I ain't the kind of woman
Who'd make your life a bed of ease, ha ha ha ha!
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
I'm not the kind of woman, no,
To make your life a bed of ease.
Yeah, but if you, if you just wanna go out drinkin, honey,
Won't you invite me along please.
Oh, I'll be so good to ya babe, yeah!
Whoa, go on!

I guess I'm just like a turtle
Thats hidin' underneath it's horny shell.
Whoa, whoa, oh yeah, like a turtle
Hidin' underneath it's horny shell.
But you know I'm very well protected
I know this goddamn life too well.

Oh! now call me mean, you can call me evil, yeah, yeah,
I've been called much of some things around,
Honey, don't ya know I have!
Whoa, call me mean or call me evil
I've been called much of some things, all things around,
Yeah, but I'm gonna take good care of Janis, yeah,
Honey, ain't no one gonna dog me down.
Alright, yeah.
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"Ain't no one gonna dog me down." Word. 
 EarthMama wrote:

Beautiful voice.

Hot mama.

Period.{#Snooty}



 
{#Yes}

WOO-HOO !!!
 4merdj wrote:
LOL, I just heard the bottle being shattered into pieces ... ol' western cabaret ambiance {#Cheers}

 
Each time I hear it I wonder was it shattered for effects or did it really just happen?
 Andybob wrote:
All you aging flower children out there won't like me for saying this but I always had a hard time understanding what all the hype was about when it came to Janis Joplin. Her voice just seemed to grate on me. This track though made me appreciate her a little bit. It has a nice bluesy edge to it. An artist deserving a second chance. Thanks for playing this.  

 

I didn't care for Janis at all back in the day, and it didn't help that I also didn't much care for the blues, either.  She did have a few good rockin' tunes that I liked.  Then there was that horrid song about the Mercedes Benz that people didn't seem to get enough of judging by the amount of radio air time.  Since then I have come to appreciate Janis and the blues a lot more.


So fine, one of my favs. 
 
 Andybob wrote:
All you aging flower children out there won't like me for saying this but I always had a hard time understanding what all the hype was about when it came to Janis Joplin. Her voice just seemed to grate on me. This track though made me appreciate her a little bit. It has a nice bluesy edge to it. An artist deserving a second chance. Thanks for playing this.  

 
Wow. Just wow. (no offense, aging hippie here).

One of the greatest female blues singers of all time.  You might get a greater feel for her by checking out live youtubes.  Some artists are constrained in the studio - I've always felt she was one of those.  Monterey Pop would be a good one - any big show.  Have fun!
All you aging flower children out there won't like me for saying this but I always had a hard time understanding what all the hype was about when it came to Janis Joplin. Her voice just seemed to grate on me. This track though made me appreciate her a little bit. It has a nice bluesy edge to it. An artist deserving a second chance. Thanks for playing this.  
excellent choice Bill
and can you send the waitress over to my table 
 jimmpypowder wrote:

Please .Janis has more passion then 99 % of the female vocalists out there.

Plus it's great sitting around the shack music.

 
You wonder how long her voice would have held up if she hadn't died at 27. Her screaming and yelling has the same kind of ripping/tearing sound that Elmore James and Wilson Pickett had when they were cutting loose. 

As a teenager, I used to play "Combination of the Two" (first song on the album) at TOP volume. The neighbors in suburbia were not happy.  

Yeah, On_the_Beach, R. Crumb! Quintessential hippiedom. He's done a great, great illustrated version of the the Book of Genesis from the Bible since then... 
R. Crumb!
LOL, I just heard the bottle being shattered into pieces ... ol' western cabaret ambiance {#Cheers}
I could never quite grasp her vocal ability, but she was backed up by some good 'brothers' in her band.
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
One of the finest things I've ever heard. 
Ive listened to it a million times.
Still love it like the first time.  
 
 
Cheers to that FrankDebbieCote!  wicked expression of joy
Janis 'Unique' Joplin. What a voice, what a heart, what a loss.

"all you gotta do is be a good man,
at one time,
to one woman,
an' that'll be the end o' the road honey"

Damn how i wish she'd been right!
I rank this with her 'Ego Rock' as being among the finest jobs anyone has ever done singing the Rockin' Blues. It's such a kick to hear!
One of the finest things I've ever heard. 
Ive listened to it a million times.
Still love it like the first time.  
 


Members of the classic 1966-1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company


 johnjconn wrote:
Beautiful voice
Ugly face


 
Beautiful voice.

Hot mama.

Period.{#Snooty}


 rtrudeau wrote:


Thanks, Bill, for adding this little-known gem. It's nice to hear some of the less-frequently played tracks from this great album.

 

Agreed. 
Horrible screeching?


Hmmm.   Band name!



Janis was one of a kind.