LOST IN THE NOISE

July 22 — CRY BABY, Janis Joplin (1971)

img_1297While most songs follow at least a two-verse build-up, there’s no waiting on “Cry Baby.” It’s a gut-punch from the start. Today I learned about gospel-soul singer Garnet Mimms, whose legacy is largely unheralded. After Janis Joplin re-made his 1963 hit, she all but owned it.

 

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