Thanks, Terry. There's something very direct about that vocal and that song... like you're plugged into Iz's emotions with a cable or something.
I picked up an original German vinyl pressing of Humble Pie's "Performance - Rockin' the Fillmore" LP last week. Listened to it last night for the first time in probably thirty years... I get that same "plugged in" feeling with Steve Marriott's vocals. I mean he could very well be singing from the telephone book, it's all in the emotions carried in his voice.
Janis was very much like this, too.