Label: RCA - 3864-2-R • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Blues • Style: Acoustic
It peaked at 30 on the Billboard album chart. Hot Tuna began as a means of relaxation for Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady while on tour with Jefferson Airplaneeventually becoming a separate entity within that band to the point of performing as its opening act. In the beginning, Hot Tuna would play in the style of electric Chicago blues often augmented by Airplane members, such represented by a cover of B. For their first album, Kaukonen and Casady decided on a semi-acoustic set rooted in the country blues of the pre- World War II era.
The Reverend Gary Davis had been an early influence on Kaukonen, and two of his songs were included on the album, with an additional pair included on the reissue. Casady and Kaukonen demonstrated their familiarity with Dixieland You Look Lovely In This Spacesuit - Ruxpin - Elysium (File, Album) ragtime as well as blues by the inclusion of " How Long Blues - Hot Tuna - Hot Tuna Blues ," recorded by the Victor Military Band inand the inclusion of two numbers attributed to Jelly Roll Morton.
They also ignored any How Long Blues - Hot Tuna - Hot Tuna notions of the Delta blues with their cover of " How Long Blues " by Leroy Carrwho not only was not from the Mississippi Delta and did not play guitar, but was also one of the commercial urban blues successes of the s. InRCA reissued the album on compact disc with five bonus tracks recorded at the same time. The box set is also out of print. InIconoclassic Records remastered and reissued the album with a bonus disc of 13 more tracks - the entire set that was performed on the evening of September 19, - from the same September period in as the original disc.
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