25 Sep


“Piece of My Heart”

is a romantic love song written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns and originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. The song came to greater mainstream attention when Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin on lead vocals) covered the song in 1968 and had a much bigger hit with it. The song has since been remade by several singers, including hit versions by Faith Hill in 1994 and Melissa Etheridge in 2005.

In 2004, the Big Brother and the Holding Company version of this song was ranked Number 353 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is also included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.


Posted by on MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-25T10:11:00+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 25 Sep 2017 10:11:00 +0000 31, in 1970s, coffee, entertainment, female vocalist, music


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    MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2016-06-13T15:11:28+00:00America/Los_Angeles06bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 13 Jun 2016 15:11:28 +0000 31, at 3:11 pm

    Love it.

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  2. Mary Ann Barton

    MonAmerica/Los_Angeles2016-06-13T15:45:47+00:00America/Los_Angeles06bAmerica/Los_AngelesMon, 13 Jun 2016 15:45:47 +0000 31, at 3:45 pm

    Remember seeing Janis perform this, probably in October 1968, when Big Brother performed at UMass Amherst. What a great memory… Thanks for posting.

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    • America On Coffee

      TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2016-06-14T05:02:34+00:00America/Los_Angeles06bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 14 Jun 2016 05:02:34 +0000 31, at 5:02 am

      Those were some fun times. And, wild times for many people. JANIS IS tops! This song is ‘a piece of her heart’! Glad to share this loving memory with you!

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  3. Lyra Sky

    TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T04:51:49+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 04:51:49 +0000 31, at 4:51 am

    love this. I always sing this song at karaoke.

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    • America On Coffee

      TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T05:10:49+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 05:10:49 +0000 31, at 5:10 am

      Great vocal choice and challenge. Wow!


  4. Poet Rummager

    TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T13:14:23+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 13:14:23 +0000 31, at 1:14 pm

    Love this song! If I were drinking coffee and listening to Janis Joplin, I’d be wearing the coffee more than drinking it!

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    • America On Coffee

      TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T16:48:49+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 16:48:49 +0000 31, at 4:48 pm

      Love it! Happy coffee day to you September 29th!

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      • Poet Rummager

        TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T18:11:35+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 18:11:35 +0000 31, at 6:11 pm

        Oh, that’s right! I’ll check to see what you’ll be posting on that special day! ☕️

        Liked by 1 person

        • America On Coffee

          TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T18:26:45+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 18:26:45 +0000 31, at 6:26 pm

          Hahaha! Coffee as usual! Current posting is a heads up for those unaware and an early start for that day!! 😃☕👍👍

          Liked by 1 person

        • Poet Rummager

          TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-09-26T18:31:46+00:00America/Los_Angeles09bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 26 Sep 2017 18:31:46 +0000 31, at 6:31 pm




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