When I first heard about Little Joe Washington, it was at a jam at the Blue Iguana in Houston, Texas. Greg "skinny G" Fullman took me over to see Jay Hooks' band play. The drummer in the band was Stevie Ray Wilson, who was also the first drummer in the first band I ever had. Jay Hooks and Marie were rockin' the place out as usual with some of the best Texas blues I've heard. Greg and I got up and did a number or two and then sat down. All of a sudden, a strange little man with a funny hat came into the room and it seemed that everybody knew who he was except me. I asked Skinny G who it was and he said "Little Joe Washington man. Just hold on. You need to hear this".
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This extraordinary documentary brings to life the paradox of Janis Joplin - both insecure and brazen, with interviews from old band members, unseen audio and video, plus readings from Janis's letters home to her parents. It offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. Janis Joplin is one of the most revered singers of all time. She thrilled millions of listeners with her powerful, soulful voice and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at the age of 27. The film includes some of her most iconic performances which embodied the musical and cultural revolution of the 1960s.