Piece of My Heart- Janis Joplin / Erma Franklin

"Didn't I make you feel like you were the only man?"

Janis Joplin is one of many artists died in the age of 27. She recorded 4 studio albums including Big Brother and the Holding Company (1967), Cheap Thrills (1968), I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) and Pearl (1971).

One of the best song ever covered by Janis is Piece of My Heart. The song is written  Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns. Jerry is an American songwriter and producer. The song covered by Joplin for her studio album Cheap Thrills with the band Big Brother and the Holding Company and become very popular. The song first recorded by Erma franklin in 1967.

Emma Franklin's original version is so R&B, you can listen to her version here:

The Janis Cover and Erma's original surely had different taste. It's the screaming and the band that made Janis cover caught the attention.

This song had been covered by many artists including Faith Hill and Melisa Etheridge.

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