Janis JOplin naît le 19 janvier 1943 à POrt Arthur au Texas. COnfrOntée au cOonservatisme ambiant du Sud, elle ne renOnce pOurtant pas à sOn attirance pOur le blues et le fOlk. En 1966, elle déménage en CalifOrnie et rejOint le grOupe psychédélique Big BrOther & The HOlding COmpany. Après avOir enregistré le 2ème album Cheap Thrills (1968), Janis Joplin quitte le grOupe pour se cOnsacrer à une carrière sOlO. Elle enregistre alOors I GOt Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! avec le KOzmic Blues Band. AccrOc à la drOgue, à la bOuteille et aux hOmmes, elle signe juste avant sa mOrt l'album Cheap Thrills qui balaie plusieurs styles du blues à la sOul en passant par le fOlk rOck. Elle participe également au festival de WOodstOck. Mais, elle meurt d'une OverdOse le 4 OctObre 1970 à HOllywOod avant même que cet album ne sOrte. Le single Me And Bobby McGee se placera numérO 1 des charts l'année suivante. . .....*
Hot town summer in the city back of my neck getting dirt and gritty been down, isn't it a pity doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city all around people looking half dead walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head
but at night it's a different world go out and find a girl come on, come on and dance all night despite the heat it will be alright and babe, don't you know it's a pity the days can't be like the night in the summer in the city in the summer in the city
cool town, evening in the city dressed so fine and looking so pritty cool cat lookin for a kitty gonna look in every corner of the city till i'm weezin like a bus stop running up the stairs gonna meet ya on the roof top
but at night it's a different world go out and find a girl come on, come on lets dance all night despite the heat it will be alright and babe, don't you know it's a pity the days can't be like the night in the summer in the city in the summer in the city
but at night it's a different world go out and find a girl come on, come on lets dance all night despite the heatit will be alright and babe don't you know it's a pity the days can't be like the night in the summer in the city in the summer in the city
Hello, darkness my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence.
In restless dreams i walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone, 'Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence.
And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence.
"Fools," said I, "You do not know Silence like a cancer grows. Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you." But my words like silent raindrops fell, And echoed In the wells of silence.
And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out a warning, In the words that it was forming. And the signs said the words of the prophets Are written on the subway walls And tenement halls. And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.