18 Essential songs


Tracks (18)

01 Trouble in Mind (Richard M. Jones) info icon
02 Down On Me (Eddy Head, arr. Janis Joplin) info icon
03 Bye, Bye Baby (R. Powell St. John, Jr.) info icon
04 Ball and Chain (Willie Mae Thornton) info icon
05 Piece Of My Heart (Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns) info icon
06 I Need A Man To Love (Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew) info icon
07 Summertime (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) info icon
08 Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) (Jerry Ragovoy, Chip Taylor) info icon
09 One Good Man (Janis Joplin) info icon
10 Kozmic Blues (Janis Joplin, Gabriel Mekler) info icon
11 Raise Your Hand (Eddie Floyd, Stephen Lee Cropper, Alvertis Isabell) info icon lyrics icon
Live Ed Sullivan Show 16 3 1969
12 Tell Mama (Marcus Lewis Daniel, Wilbur Terrell, Clarence George Carter) info icon
Live Toronto 28 06 1970
13 Move Over (Janis Joplin) info icon
14 Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin, Bob Neuwirth, Michael McClure) info icon
15 Get It While You Can (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Schuman) info icon
16 Half Moon (John Hall, Johanna Hall) info icon
17 Trust Me (Bobby Womack) info icon
18 Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) info icon


N. CDs: 1

All selections from the 3-CD set Janis except Mercedes Benz from Pearl


  1. Raise Your Hand

    If there's somethin' you need,
    Hon that you've never, ever, ever had.
    I know you've never had it.
    Oh, honey, don't you just sit there cryin',
    Don't just sit there feelin' bad.
    No, no, no.
    You'd better get up.
    Now, don't you understand?
    And raise you hand.
    Hey, hey, hey.
    I said, raise your hand.

    You know I'm standin' about, yes I am.
    Want to give you all my love, oh, I do.
    Oh, honey, won't you come on and open up,
    I said, open up in your heart.
    Please won't you let me try ?

    Got to be good.
    Don't ya understand ?
    Raise your hand.
    Hey, hey, hey.
    I said, raise your hand.
    Right here, right now, babe!

    Whoaaaah, yeah!

    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.

    Gonna raise.
    Gonna raise.
    Gonna raise.

    Said, raise your hand, come on!
    Raise your hand, feel it!
    Raise your hand, I gotta have it!
    Raise your hand.

    Raise your hand, yeah!
    Raise your hand, yeah!
    Raise it up, on up to me.
    Come on, raise it up, on up to me.
    Oh, raise it up, on up to me, yeah!
    Yeah !!!