Janis & The Kozmic Blues Band

Originally posted September 6, 2007

Music Scene was a weekly show that ran on ABC-TV here in the U.S. for seventeen weeks in 1969-70. I don’t recall it at all. According to TV.com, the show aired on Monday evenings, and from the lists of guests, it seems to have been a pretty good show.

Here’s the list of performers and performances from the sixth episode, which ran on Oct. 27, 1969:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis sings “Great Balls of Fire”
  • Ten Years After sings “Bad Scene”
  • Smith sing “Baby It’s You”
  • Richie Havens sings “Rocky Raccoon”
  • Jerry Lee Lewis sings “She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye”
  • Janis Joplin sings “Maybe”
  • Michael Cole reads Rod McKuen’s railroad poetry
  • Isaac Hayes sings “Walk On By”
  • The Archies sing “Sugar Sugar”

The next week’s guests were scheduled to be Jerry Butler, Johnny Cash, Richie Havens, Lulu and Buffy Sainte-Marie, with Bobby Sherman as the special guest host.

Well, I could do without Bobby Sherman, but the rest of the rosters – both the current week and the week to come – was pretty good. The Archies? Yeah. They’re Bazooka, but they’re still fun, and their music was good for what it was.

Anyway, here’s Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band from that Oct. 27, 1969, show, performing “Maybe.”

Video deleted.


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