If you listen to the version of "Call On Me" that is included in this collection, and then match it up with the version that was featured on the debut Big Brother & the Holding Company album, you'll want to slap someone for ever having changed it. This version of "Me & Bobby McGee" is also quite different, with nothing but Janis and a guitar. With the inclusion of tracks recorded between the years of 1966-1970, it's also a quick glance at the progression of her recording career and the changes in her voice and style.
- Janis Joplin - "The Last Time"
- Janis Joplin - "Catch Me Daddy"
- Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee" (acoustic)
- Janis Joplin - "Call On Me"
Here's one for the completist out there. In 1964 Janis Joplin played a few blues numbers with future Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen at his house in San Fransisco, and it was captured with a cassette recorder. The sound quality isn't the greatest and someone is using a typewriter in the background, but it's interesting still if only for its intimacy and time in history. You've got two highly influential music figures from that era sitting around the house, having a little jam, not long before they would both have a big impact in the world of music.