Big Brother & The Holding Company

Big Brother and the Holding CompanyFrom: San Francisco, CA, USA

Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane. They are best known as the band that featured Janis Joplin as their lead singer. Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills is considered one of the masterpieces of the psychedelic sound of San Francisco; it reached number one on the Billboard charts, and was ranked number 338 in Rolling Stone’s the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Original LPs/EPs…

Big Brother & The Holding Company – 1967
Big Brother & the Holding Company

  • All Is Loneliness
  • Blindman
  • Bye, Bye Baby
  • Call On Me
  • Down On Me
  • Easy Rider
  • Intruder
  • Light Is Faster Than Sound

Cheap Thrills – 1968
Cheap Thrills

  • Ball & Chain [Live]
  • Catch Me Daddy [Live]
  • Combination Of The Two
  • Flower In The Sun [Studio Outtake]
  • I Need A Man To Love
  • Magic Of Love [Live]
  • Oh, Sweet Mary
  • Piece Of My Heart
  • Roadblock [Studio Outtake]
  • Summertime
  • Turtle Blues

Be A Brother – 1970
Be A Brother

  • Keep On


Joplin In Concert – 2002
Joplin In Concert

  • Down On Me [Live 3/2/68]