Friday, June 13, 2014

Second Listen: "Piece of My Heart" (Erma Franklin)

I was once again talking about this song earlier today and the person I was talking to about Erma Franklin and this song, didn't believe me when I told her Aretha Franklin's older sister Erma recorded this song before Janis Joplin did.

Before Janis Joplin as a part of the Big Brother and the Holding Company recorded "Piece of My Heart," Aretha Franklin's eldest sister Erma Franklin recorded and released the joint a year prior.

Peaking in the top ten on the R&B charts, Erma's rendition would later earn the songstress a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1969, though her sister Aretha would go on to win with her classic hit "Chain of Fools." With that said, take a second listen to Erma's original version of "Piece of My Heart" below and Enjoy!

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