Cheap Thrills (Big Brother and the Holding Company album)

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Cheap Thrills
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ReleasedAugust 12, 1968 (1968-08-12)
RecordedMarch 2 May 20, 1968
Label Columbia
Producer John Simon
Big Brother and the Holding Company chronology
Big Brother & the Holding Company
Cheap Thrills
Be a Brother
Janis Joplin chronology
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Cheap Thrills
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
Side one
1."Combination of the Two" Sam Andrew 5:47
2."I Need a Man to Love"Andrew, Janis Joplin [21] 4:54
3."Summertime" George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward 4:01
4."Piece of My Heart" Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy 4:15
Side two
1."Turtle Blues"Joplin4:22
2."Oh, Sweet Mary"Peter Albin, Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley, Joplin4:16
3."Ball and Chain" Big Mama Thornton 9:02
Re-release bonus tracks
8."Roadblock" (Studio outtake)Joplin, Albin5:31
9."Flower in the Sun" (Studio outtake)Andrew3:04
10."Catch Me Daddy" (Live at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI, March 2, 1968)Albin, Andrew, Getz, Gurley, Joplin5:32
11."Magic of Love" (Live at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI, March 2, 1968) Mark Spoelstra 3:58


Big Brother and the Holding Company

Additional personnel

Chart positions

Chart (1968)Peak
Billboard Top LPs 1


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [22] 2× Platinum2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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