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Combination of the Two Lyrics: Thank you. The name of this song is The Combination of the Two / Yeah, here we go! Alright! / Alright! Alright! / Whew! Whew!.and your how with 5 foot 2 eyes of blue
Initially featuring James Gurley, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew and Chuck Jones soon to be replaced by drummer David Getz , Big Brother's unique musical chemistry was a prime example of the sum being far greater than the individual parts. Right from the start, Big Brother achieved a direct connection with audiences as the house band at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom, a dance hall venue run by the band's manager, Chet Helms. It was in the San Francisco dance halls that Big Brother developed a loyal following, initially due in large part to the unconventional and pioneering guitar work of lead guitarist James Gurley. Untrained and undisciplined, Gurley played by using what he himself described as an "emotional approach" to his instrument, inspired by the likes of country blues musicians like Lightnin' Hopkins and the free jazz explorations of saxophonist John Coltrane. Gurley's captivating finger-picking and freeform approach influenced countless rock guitarists to follow and, until Chet Helms brought Janis Joplin into the fold, it was Gurley who provided the element that made Big Brother such trailblazers of psychedelic music.
They are best known as the band that featured Janis Joplin as their lead singer. Their album Cheap Thrills is considered one of the masterpieces of the psychedelic sound of San Francisco; it reached number one on the Billboard charts , and was ranked number in Rolling Stone ' s the greatest albums of all time. Leader Peter Albin, a country-blues guitarist who had played with future Grateful Dead founders Jerry Garcia and Ron McKernan , met Sam Andrew , a professional rock guitarist with a jazz and classical background. After playing together at Albin's home,  Andrew suggested they form a band. In the audience was painter and jazz drummer David Getz , who soon displaced Jones. Big Brother went on to become the house band at the Avalon Ballroom , playing a progressive style of instrumental rock. Feeling a need for a strong vocalist, Helms contacted Janis Joplin , who at the time was considering joining up with Roky Erickson of The 13th Floor Elevators.
Everybody's dying, They're all trying to feel it, I know they are. Everybody's dancing, they're singing romance And they want to feel more, it's sure 'nuff. Oh yeah, yeah yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah They try try hard Oh, whoa, lordy, whoa, alright alright alright Oh, whoa, whoa, feel it! Oh, whoa, whoa, oh yeah yeah! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, alright alright alright alright. Yeah yeah! Everybody over at the avalon in san francisco baby Everybody have-have-have have a lot of fun, I know, I know!
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"Combination Of The Two" Lyrics