Kozmic Blues

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  1. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
  2. Maybe
  3. One Good Man
  4. As Good As You've Been To This World
  5. To Love Somebody
  6. Kozmic Blues
  7. Little Girl Blue
  8. Work Me, Lord
This underrated 1969 recording was Janis Joplin's first solo studio album after she left Big Brother. One objection at the time of its release centered on the horn section, which Big Brother loyalists were determined to hate to death. Moreover, the aggregate of musicians backing Joplin--she named the band Kozmic Blues--never became a solidified group, even after earning a warm response on a European tour that spring. There was considerable turnover among the players pulled in for the sessions and considerable discontent as well. Producer Gabriel Mekler would have gladly dumped the band entirely. The best tracks on the album resulted from a single session in June of 1969: a supremely delivered rendition of the title song, "One Good Man" (with the great Mike Bloomfield on guitar), and, above all, "Little Girl Blue." The Rodgers and Hart estates, however, absolutely loathed Joplin's version of the song, as did a gaggle of older musicians. Joplin changed the words somewhat and made a magnificent tearjerker out of a song that was first performed by Doris Day. Day, by the way, sang it to an elephant in the 1962 film Jumbo! --Myra Friedman