As great as she was, Janis Joplin didn’t have much success with the Hot 100. In 1967, along with Big Brother and the Holding Company, the song “Down On Me” barely missed the top 40, hitting #42 on the chart. It was released again in a live version in 1972 but only reached #92. But to me the song is pure gold, a treasure that shows Joplin’s amazing talents… one of the few truly great songs that she recorded. But today, it’s pretty much forgotten.
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