Saturday, February 27, 2010

JANIS JOPLIN FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST



FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH YOUTH CHOIR (195? - 195?)
1) Janis Lyn Joplin (aka Pearl) soprano lead vocals
2) ???????? + other unknown singers


1950s: First Christian Church, 620 Woodworth Boulevard, Porth Arthur, TX


WOODROW WILSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL'S GLEE CLUB (SEPT 1954 - JUN 1957)
1) Janis Joplin soprano lead vocals
2) ???????? + other unknown singers


December ?, 195?: unknown venue, Port Arthur, TX "Christmas Pageant"
Janis first public singing opportunity outside of church.


JANIS JOPLIN (DEC 31, 1959)


December 31, 1959: Sage, Port Arthur, TX "New Year's Eve Party"


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #1 (SUMMER 1961)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


Summer 1961: Doug Weston's Troubadour Club, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA "Hootenanny Night"

Summer 1961: Gas House, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA "Hootenanny Night"
 
 
JANIS JOPLIN (DEC 31, 1961 - JULY 1962)


December 31, 1961: The Halfway Coffee House Club, Beaumont, TX "New Year's Eve Party"

January 1962: The Purple Onion, Houston, TX (several shows)


THE WALLER CREEK BOYS PLUS ONE (JUL 1962 - JAN 22, 1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals, autoharp, acoustic guitar
2) Kirk Lanier 'Lannie' 'Lanny' Wiggins vocals, banjo, acoustic guitar
3) Rayward Powell St John vocals, harp, acoustic guitar


July 1962 - January 1963: Threadgill's, North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
The trio played there as house band every Wednesday (and sometimes on Saturday too) for seven months. Threadgill's was an old yellow gas station converted in a bar by Kenneth 'Ken' Threadgill and his wife Mildred, years before. Then the groups that were performing there (including ours) were not paid in money but rather in a couple of 'Lone Star' beers.

July 1962 - January 1963: Union Building, University of Texas campus, Austin, TX
The trio perform at the weekly 'Folk Sing' held every Wednesday evening in the UT Student Union and organized by Stephanie Chernikowski. 

unknown date 1962: Zilker Park, Austin, TX "Talent Contest"
The trio participating in a local talent contest and eventually win one of the prizes to be won and that is ten bucks.


JANIS JOPLIN (JAN 23, 1963 - 1965)


January 27, 1963: The Fox And The Hound, 1339 Upper Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"
After only four days after his arrival in San Francisco from Austin, Janis debuted as solo folk-blues singer (playing a borrowed acoustic guitar) in this local coffeehouse. The owner, Lee Fraley, had the habit of paying their artists with barely two or three bucks (which is fair enough just to buy a beer or a cigarettes) plus a free hamburger courtesy of the house. Janis obviously wanted to earn more than that and then at the end of the evening she went into the audience passing the hat (all the money she could put together she then spend it on beers).

April 5-6, 1963: Top of the Tangent, 117 University Avenue (On the Circle), Palo Alto, CA with The Westport Singers 
Janis was mis-pelled as 'Janice Joplin' on a local newspaper ad. 

May 18, 1963: Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA "Annual Monterey Folk Festival"
Apparently Janis won three singing contests during the Saturday afternoon event of the festival that was listed as 'Folk Talent Show & Sing'. 

Fall 1963: 'Midnight Special', KPFA-FM Radio Show, Berkeley, CA
This radio show was conducted by deejay Gert Cherito and broadcasted live every Saturday night.

1963 - 1964: Maud's, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
A gay bar frequented regularly by Janis and his (at the time) girlfriend Jae Whitaker. The two loved to go there because you could not only dance but also because there was a juke-box on which they loved so much singing over to earn some free beers from the owner of the bar, because he appreciated their impromptu performance.

1963 - 1965: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sundays Nights Hootenannys"
This is the old 'The Fox And The Hound' that change the name because owner Lee Fraley sold the venue to new owner Sylvia Fennel and the latter decided to change its name exactly. The new owner too, had the habit of paying their artists with barely two or three bucks (which is fair enough just to buy a beer or a cigarettes) plus a free hamburger courtesy of the house. Janis obviously wanted to earn more than that and then at the end of the evening she went into the audience passing the hat (all the money she could put together she then spend it on beers).

1963 - 1965: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

May 25, 1964: Gerde's Folk City, New York City, NY with Jerry Silverman

Spring - Summer 1964: Slugs' Saloon, 242 East 3 Street, New York City, NY

December 13, 1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Harriet Carter, Eddie Mitchell, David and Tina Meltzer, Don Garrett, Lew Welch, Philip Whalen, Ron Loewinsohn, Hugh Romney, Gary Goorow, John Brent, MC Peter Edler


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #1 (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Billy Roberts acoustic guitar


1963: The Coffeehouse, North Beach, San Francisco, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #2 (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Richmond Stephen 'Steve' Talbott acoustic guitar


1963: The Offstage Folk Music Theater, 970 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA


ROGER PERKINS, LARRY HANKS, JANIS JOPLIN (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Roger Perkins vocals, acustic guitar
3) Larry Hanks vocals, acoustic guitar


May 23, 1963: Main Auditorium, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA with Sam Hinton, Hedy West, Mike Seeger, Dr. Neil Snortum, The Wildwood Boys, Bill Roberts, Conrad Knipfel, Skip Henderson and Ale Ekstrem, Ellen Faust, Nathan Zakheim "The 2nd Annual Folk Music Festival"
Roger Perkins, Larry Hanks, Janet Joplin (sic) was scheduled but finally not appeared.

1963: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

1963: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"
Supposedly tonight Peter Albin and James Gurley saw for the first time their future bandmate Janis Joplin.

1963: 'Midnight Special', KPFA-FM Radio Show, Berkeley, CA
The trio perform: 'Black Mountain Blues' and 'Columbus Stockade', at this radio show conducted by deejay Gert Cherito and broadcasted live every Saturday night. The tape of this performance circulated with the wrongly date of "January 18, 1963".


THE DICK OXTOT JAZZ BAND (1963)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Richard Agee 'Dick' 'The Gray Fox' Oxtot vocals, banjo, tuba, bass, fiddle, cornet
3) John Moore tuba
4) Bob Mielke trombone
5) Bill Napier clarinet
6) Bill Erickson piano
7) Don Marchant drums


1963: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #2 (1963 - 1965)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar


1963 - 1964: The Coffee Gallery, 1353 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

1963: Coffee And Confusion, 1339 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, CA "Sunday Night Hootenanny"

1963 or 1964: unknown venue, San Francisco, CA "C.O.R.E. (Congress On Racial Equality) Benefit"


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES TRIO #3 (1963 or 1964)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Jorma 'Jerry' Kaukonen acoustic guitar
3) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


1963 or 1964: The Offstage Folk Music Theater, 970 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA


UNNAMED FOLK BLUES DUO #1 (1963 or 1964)
1) Janis Joplin vocals
2) Steve 'Lemon' Mann acoustic guitar


THE DICK OXTOT JAZZ BAND (WINTER or SPRING 1965)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Dick Oxtot
3) John Moore
4) Bob Mielke
5) Bill Napier
6) Bill Erickson
7) Don Marchant


JANIS JOPLIN (1965 - JUN 5, 1966)


Fall 1965: The Eleventh Door, Austin, TX

November 1965: Halfway House Coffee Club, Beaumont, TX

March 5-6, 1966: The Eleventh Door, Austin, TX

March 13, 1966: The Austin Methodist Student Center, Austin, TX with St. John And The Conqueroo, 13th Floor Elevators "Teodar Jackson Benefit"
Janis sings only three songs: 'Going To Brownsville', 'I Ain't Got To Worry' and 'Codeine'.

March 27, 1966: unknown venue, Santa Fe, NM

May 5, 1966: Union Auditorium, unknown city, TX with St. John And The Conqueroo and others "An Evening Of Barrelhouse And Blues Festival"


BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #7 (JUN 6, 1966 - DEC 1, 1968)
1) Peter Albin vocals, bass, guitar
2) Sam Andrew guitar
3) James 'Jim' Gurley guitar
4) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums
5) Janis Joplin lead vocals, tamburine, maracas


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #1 (aka THE BAND FROM BEYOND #1) (DEC 18, 1968 - JAN 1969)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals, maracas
2) Sam Andrew vocals, guitar
3) Brad Campbell (aka Keith Cherry) bass
4) Bill King organ
5) Marcus Doubleday trumpet
6) Terry Clements tenor sax
7) Roy Markowitz drums, tamburine


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #2 (aka THE BAND FROM BEYOND #2, aka MAIN SQUEEZE #1) (JAN 1969 - FEB 14, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Terry Clements
4) Roy Markowitz
5) Brad Campbell 
6) Richard Kermode organ
7) Terry Hensley trumpet


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #3 (aka MAIN SQUEEZE #2, aka SOUTHERN COMFORT) (FEB 15, 1969 - MAY 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Terry Clements
4) Brad Campbell
5) Richard Kermode
6) Roy Markowitz
7) Terry Hensley
8) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers baritone sax, tambourine, guiro, claves


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #4 (MAY 1969 - JUN 19, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Brad Campbell
4) Richard Kermode
5) Terry Clements
6) Terry Hensley
7) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
8) Maury Baker drums


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #5 (JUN 20, 1969 - JUL 18, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Sam Andrew
3) Brad Campbell
4) Richard Kermode
5) Terry Clements
6) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
7) Luis Gasca trumpet
8) Lonnie Castille drums


JANIS JOPLIN AND HER KOZMIC BLUES BAND #6 (JUL 19, 1969 - DEC 19, 1969)
1) Janis Joplin
2) Brad Campbell
3) Richard Kermode
4) Terry Clements
5) Cornelius 'Snooky' Flowers
6) Lonnie Castille
7) John Till guitar
8) David Woodward trumpet


JANIS JOPLIN with THE BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND #12 (MAR 28, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals
2) Paul Butterfield harp
3) Gene Dinwiddie alto sax, tenor sax, sopran sax
4) Dave Sanborn tenor sax
5) Phil Wilson drums
6) Rod Hicks bass
7) Steve Madaio trumpet
8) Howard 'Buzzy' Feiten guitar, organ, french horn
9) Ted Harris keyboards


JANIS JOPLIN with BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY #10 (APR 4, 1970 / APR 12, 1970 / MAY 21, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals, maracas (as guest vocalist)
2) Nick 'The Greek' Gravenites lead vocals
3) Peter Albin vocals, guitar
4) James 'Jim' Gurley bass
5) Sam Andrew vocals, guitar
6) David 'Baby Dave' Getz drums
7) Mike Finnegan vocals, organ (occasional member)
8) David 'Shalloroma' Shallock vocals, guitar


JANIS JOPLIN AND THE FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND (MAY ?, 1970 - OCT 4, 1970)
1) Janis Joplin lead vocals
2) John Till guitar
3) Brad Campbell bass
4) Ken Pearson organ
5) Richard Bell piano
6) Clark Pierson drums

2 comments:

  1. I have to comment on the "Dick Oxtot Oakland Athletics Jazz Band." I assume this means that Janis sang a little bit with Dick Oxtot's band. I see from the Internet that there is a recording with Janis Joplin singing her song "Mary Jane" with the group, recorded in 1965. Some non-rock points from a die-hard Oakland A's fan:

    I'm pretty sure Dick Oxtot's band played some at the Oakland Coliseum during A's games--I think I even remember them.

    The Athletics (A's) did not move to Oakland until 1968. In 1965 they were in Kansas City, with no thoughts of Oakland, and the chances of a group being called "The Oakland Athletics Jazz Band" in 1965 are zero.

    Someone is merging facts here--Janis Joplin sang with a group who performed at A's games some years later, but they weren't called The Oakland Athletics Jazz Band.

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  2. I am pretty sure the 1965 recordings were with the "Dick Oxtot Jazz Band". There may well have been some performances by Joplin with Oxtot in 1963 whilst sitting in at the Coffee Gallery. Oxtot was a regular at the Jabberwcok in 1963 and 1964 (memorably he was playing when Bob Dylan called in to the Jabberwock on February 22, 1964). We have periodically come across rumours of Janis Joplin appearing at the Jabberwock in 1963 but nothing has ever been confirmed. However, the link up with Larry Hanks may well support this as he was the mainstay of the 'Wock for a long time.

    My understanding is that the involvement with Roger Perkins and Larry Hanks is only for a brief period in 1963.

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