Take a little piece of my heart
Janis Joplin: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart by Edward WillettEdward Willett is an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for both children and adults.
Born in Silver City, New Mexico, Willett lived in Bayard, New Mexico and Lubbock and Tulia, Texas, before moving to Weyburn, Saskatchewan with his family when he was eight years old.
He studied journalism at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, then returned to Weyburn as a reporter/photographer for the weekly Weyburn Review, eventually becoming news editor. In 1988 he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, as communications officer for the Saskatchewan Science Centre, and in 1993 he became a fulltime freelance writer. He still resides in Regina.
Willett is now the author or co-author of more than 60 books, ranging from computer books and other nonfiction titles for both children and adults, to science fiction and fantasy for all ages.
His science fiction novel Marseguro (DAW Books) won the 2009 Aurora Award for best English-language science fiction or fantasy book by a Canadian author. He has also won a Saskatchewan Book Award for his YA fantasy Spirit Singer. He has been shortlisted for the Aurora Award and Saskatchewan Book Awards multiple times.
His most recent novels include The Cityborn, a stand-alone science fiction novel from DAW Books; the Masks of Aygrima trilogy, YA/adult crossover novels published by DAW and written as E.C. Blake; the five-book YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, published by Coteau Books; and the stand-alone YA fantasy Flames of Nevyana (Rebelight Publishing). Hes also the author of the Peregrine Rising duology for Bundoran Press (Right to Know and Falcons Egg).
Other novels include SF novel Lost in Translation (DAW Books), Terra Insegura (sequel to Marseguro, DAW Books), Magebane (DAW Books, written as Lee Arthur Chane), YA SF novels Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star, Andy Nebula: Double Trouble, and The Chosen; and YA ghost story The Haunted Horn. In 2018 a new adult fantasy series, Worldshapers, launched from DAW Books.
His non-fiction titles run the gamut from science books for children on topics as diverse as Ebola Virus and the Milky Way to local history books like Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw for Red Deer Press, awarded a Municipal Heritage Award by the City of Regina in the education category and A Safe and Prosperous Future: 100 years of engineering and geoscience achievements in Saskatchewan, published by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). Hes also written biographies for children of Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Andy Warhol, Orson Scott Card, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Ayatollah Khomeini.
You can find Ed online at www.edwardwillett.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @ewillett.
His is represented by literary agent Ethan Ellenberg (www.ethanellenberg.com).
Besides being a writer, Willett is a professional actor and singer who has performed in dozens of plays, musicals and operas in and around Saskatchewan, hosted local television programs, and emceed numerous public events.
Hes married to a telecommunications engineer and has one daughter.
Another Little Piece of My Heart: My Life of Rock and Revolution in the '60s
So much for originality in pop in ! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Designing his version of the song to be more Erma Franklin than Janis Joplin, Ferry has in the end to deal with the legacy and weight of the Joplin version. Too young, in both instances. Despite the success, Berns life was marked by frail health: as a teenager he suffered from a rheumatic fever so virulent he was left with a permanently weakened heart: he was told he would not live to be 21 HoF. Overtly sensitive, Berns played the music game like he was short on time, clock ticking, combining both hit-making savy with feelings of approaching loss and melancholy. In general terms then, much of the Bert Berns catalog requires a degree of emotional weight in order to be told with insight and sincerity — the performer does not necessarily have to have a life of discord and strife — certainly Bryan Ferry would presumably not have too much to complain about as his career rocketed in those few short years between — but the ability to get inside a crying Bert Berns song with the necessary gravitas is crucial.
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The song came to greater mainstream attention when Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin on lead vocals covered the song in and had a much bigger hit with it. The song has since been remade by several singers, including Dusty Springfield on her album Dusty It was recorded by Sammy Hagar on his first Geffen Records release, Standing Hampton , which hit the airwaves in , and reached platinum status , Faith Hill in and Melissa Etheridge in The original version of "Piece of My Heart" was recorded by Aretha Franklin 's older sister Erma in for producer Bert Berns' Shout label with the same song on both sides of the 7" vinyl single. Pop Singles chart.
Didn't I make you feel like you were the only man, yeah, An' didn't I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can? Honey, you know I did! And each time I tell myself that I, well I've just had enough, But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough. I said come on, come on, come on, come on and take it, Take another little piece of my heart now, baby, Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah. Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, yeah. You know you got it if it makes you feel good, Oh yes indeed. All right!
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