Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen – The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64 Jorma’s House

 

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen - The Legendary Typewriter Tape

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen – The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64 Jorma’s House
Format: CD – Vinyl LP – Digital
Label: Omnivore Recordings
Release: 2022

Release date: November 25, 2022

The legendary 1964 rehearsal collaboration receives its first official issue

Jorma Kaukonen (later of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) met a singer named Janis Joplin at a hootenanny in San Jose, California, in the fall of 1962. Over the following years, Janis would call on Jorma to accompany her at gigs. As they continued to play together, the Bay Area was changing musically and developing into the legendary San Francisco scene to which both Janis and Jorma would be integral. During a rehearsal for a show in North Beach, Jorma started his reel-to-reel machine to capture what they were working on. For decades, this recording was the stuff of legend, with inferior, multi-generational transfers making their way through select collector’s circles. Now, for the very first time, it is available officially, with the blessing and cooperation of both the Janis Joplin Estate and Jorma Kaukonen.

The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64 Jorma’s House contains this legendary recording, featuring Restoration and Mastering from acclaimed, Grammy®-winner Michael Graves. The tracks include Joplin on vocals, Kaukonen on guitar, and Jorma’s wife Margareta typing away intermittently in the background. This may have just been a rehearsal, but it is so much more.

Featuring Joplin originals, as well as blues classics, The Legendary Typewriter Tape is an intimate glimpse into two major artists at the beginnings of what would become highly influential careers. As Jorma says in his liner notes: “This is indeed a window into a simpler time when the music truly was everything.”

Enjoy being a fly on the wall and revel in the magic of The Legendary Typewriter Tape.

Website: https://jormakaukonen.com/

Tracks:
01. “are We Taping Now?”
02. Trouble In Mind
03. Long Black Train
04. Kansas City Blues
05. Hesitation Blues
06. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
07. “how ’bout This?”
08. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy