Discography

Big Brother And The Holding Company Discography

Big Brother And The Holding Company were formed at the end of 1965. The initial line-up of the group was Sam Andrew, James Gurley, Peter Albin and Chuck Jones. Chuck Jones was replaced by David Getz in early 1966. Janis Joplin joined the group later in 1966. This line-up recorded and performed widely through to December 1968 when Joplin and Sam Andrew left and the group split up. Andrew, Gurley, Albin and Getz reformed the band in late 1969 with new members Nick Gravenites, Dave Schallock and Kathi McDonald. This version of the group split up in 1972. Andrew, Gurley, Albin and Getz reformed the band again 1987 since when the group has continued to perform with various line-ups to the present day.

Note that this discography does not include solo Janis Joplin recordings or recordings of Janis Joplin with other groups. Janis Joplin compilation are included only if they include Big Brother and The Holding Company tracks.

Big Brother And The Holding Company: albums

Big Brother And The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1967
Cheap Thrills, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1968
Be A Brother, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1970
How Hard It Is, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1971
Can’t Go Home Again, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1996
Do What You Love, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1998
Hold Me: Live In Germany (CD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2006
Big Brother And The Holding Company: archive live recordings
Janis Joplin In Concert, Janis Joplin, 1972
Janis Soundtrack, Janis Joplin, 1975
Cheaper Thrills, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1984
Big Brother & the Holding Company Live, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 1984
Live At Winterland ’68, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1998
Live in San Francisco 1966, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2002
The Lost Tapes, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2008
Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2012
Big Brother And The Holding Company: compilations

Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits, Janis Joplin, 1973
Pearl / Cheap Thrills, Janis Joplin / Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1978
Anthology, Janis Joplin, 1982?
Farewell Song, Janis Joplin, 1982
Joseph’s Coat, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1986
Janis Soundtrack, Janis Joplin, 1975
Janis, Janis Joplin, 1993
Cheap Thrills/I Got Dem Ol’ Kosmic Blues Again Mama/Pearl, Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 1995
18 Essential Songs, Janis Joplin, 1995
The Very Best of Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin, 1995
Love Janis, Janis Joplin, 1999
Ultimate Collection, Janis Joplin, 1998
Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection, Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1999
Super Hits, Janis Joplin, 2000
Collection (Cheap Thrills/I Got Dem Ol’ Kosmic Blues Again Mama/Pearl), Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 2000
Big Brother 1st album/Greatest Hits/Live at Winterland ’68, Big Brother / Janis Joplin, 2001
Cheap Thrills / Pearl, Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2002
The Essential, Janis Joplin, 2003
Golden Highlights, Janis Joplin, 2004
The Collection, Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 2005 / 2006
Hits Collection, Janis Joplin, 2008
Be A Brother / How Hard It Is, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2008
Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin, 2008
Greatest Hits: Steel Box Collection, Janis Joplin, 2009
Ball & Chain (DVD/CD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2009
Playlist: The Very Best of, Janis Joplin, 2010

Big Brother And The Holding Company: singles

Blindman / All Is Loneliness, 1967, Mainstream 657
Down On Me / Call On Me, 1967, Mainstream 662
Bye Bye Baby / Intruder, 1967, Mainstream 666
Women Is Losers / Light Is Faster Than Sound, 1968, Mainstream 675
Piece Of My Heart / Turtle Blues, 1968, Columbia 44626
Coo Coo / The Last Mile, 1968, Mainstream 678
Keep On / Home On The Strange, 1971, Columbia 45284
Nu Boogaloo Jam / Black Widow Spider, 1971, Columbia 45502

Big Brother And The Holding Company: on videos/DVDs

Casey Kasem’s Rock ‘n Roll Goldmine: the San Francisco Sound, Various Artists, 1987
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival, Various Artists, 2002
Nine Hundred Nights, Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, 2004
Casey Kasem’s Rock n’ Roll Goldmine Boxed Set, Various Artists, 2004
Hold Me: Live In Germany (DVD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2007
Ball & Chain (DVD/CD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2009
Big Brother And The Holding Company: on various artist releases

That’s Underground, Various Artists, 1969?
Heavy Hits, Various Artists, 1969?
Rock Machine I Love You, Various Artists, 1969?
24 Solid Hits, Various Artists, 1970
Heavy Sounds, Various Artists, 1970?
Together!: The Music Of Our Time, Various Artists, 1971
Different Strokes, Various Artists, 1971
Rock’s Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 1972
20 Power Hits, Various Artists, 1972
World’s Greatest Rock Festival (Reunion ’74), Various Artists, 1974
Great Rock Stars, Various Artists, 197?
Somethin’ Else Again!, Various Artists, 197?
Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance, Various Artists, 1989
Rock Classics Of The 60s, Various Artists, 1990
Rock Goes To The Movies: Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1990
Seems Like Yesterday, Vol. VI: Late 60’s, Various Artists, 1990
China Beach TV Soundtrack: Music & Memories, Various Artists, 1990
Legends Of Guitar: Rock The ’60s Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1991
Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set: 25th Anniversary, Various Artists, 1992
The Best of Tour of Duty, Various Artists, 1992
The Best of the Rock Machine Turns You On, Various Artists, Various Artists, 1992
Rolling Stone Collection 1967-1969, Various Artists, 1994
The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock, Various Artists, 1994
Guitar Rock: The Late ’60s, Various Artists, 1994
Microdelia, Various Artists, 1995
Home for the Holidays Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1995
Psychedelic Perceptions, Various Artists, 1996
Guitar Rock: The Late ’60s Take Two, Various Artists, 1996
Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set: 30th Anniversary, Various Artists, 1997
Rock The Planet: Comin’ Together, Various Artists, 1997
Huckleberry Jam, Various Artists, 1997
The Gold & Platinum Collection, Various Artists, 1997
By George (& Ira): Red Hot on Gershwin, Various Artists, 1998
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas: Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1998
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs Of The 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s, Vol 2, Various Artists, 1998
Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century, Various Artists, 1999
Rock: Train Kept a Rollin’, Various Artists, 1999
Hear It Now! The Sound of the ’60s, Various Artists, 1999
Superhits of Rock: 1965: 1979, Various Artists, 1999
Bringing Out the Dead: Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1999
A Walk On The Moon (Soundtrack), Various Artists, 1999
Rockin’ Out, Various Artists, 1999
Ultimate Rock Classics, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2000
Rock Hits of the 60’s, Various Artists, 2001
Riding in Cars with Boys Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2001
Live Concert Rock Classics, Various Artists, 2001
Double Shot Of Blues, Various Artists, 2001
Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the 60’s, Vol 3, Various Artists, 2002
Jukebox Hits of the 60’s, Various Artists, 2002
40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, Various Artists, 2002
Legends: Pluggin’ In, Various Artists, 2003
The Best Of Blues: Blues Corner, Various Artists, 2003
Born To Be Bad: The Best Of Blues Rock, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2003
Woodstock Generation, Various Artists, 2004
Legends: Rock On, Various Artists, 2004
Summertime: That Was Then, Various Artists, 2004
Cry Max, Various Artists, 2005
A Brief History Of The 60s, Various Artists, 2005
Sensational 60’s, Various Artists, 2006
Blues Rock, Various Artists, 2006
The Classic Sixties Collection: 60s Flashback, Various Artists, 2006
Monterey International Pop Festival, Various Artists, 2007
Flower Power: Age of Aquarius, Various Artists, 2007
Flower Power (Box set), Various Artists, 2007
Summer of Love: The Hits of 1967, Various Artists, 2007
Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, Various Artists, 2007
In the Spirit of ’68, Various Artists, 2008
Gonzo: Music from the Film, Various Artists, 2008
Peace And Love, Various Artists, 2008
Beginner’s Guide To Blues Music, Various Artists, 2008
Rock Songs: The Best Of 50 Years, Various Artists, 2008
Heroes Of Woodstock, Various Artists, 2009
Sixties Collected, Various Artists, 2010
100 Essential Tracks: 60s, Various Artists, 2010
Flower Power: Music of the Love Generation, Various Artists, 2010
Pure… America, Various Artists, 2011
Pure… Psychedelic Rock, Various Artists, 2011
Pure… Drive, Various Artists, 2011
Haynes 60s: Ultimate Guide to the 60s, Various Artists, 2011
Haynes: Classic Rock: Ultimate Guide To Rock Anthems, Various Artists, 2011
Sunset Strip To Haight-Ashbury, Various Artists, 2012
American Anthems: All Time Classics, Various Artists, 2012
60’s Music Revolution, Various Artists, 2012
30 Stars Of Classic Rock, Various Artists, 2012
Rock Heroes, Various Artists, 2012
Pure… 60s, Various Artists, 2012
Be_My_Baby_2: More Music From The Girls Of The Sixties, Various Artists, 2012
Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues, Part 3: 1960-1969, Various Artists, 2012

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