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Hot Tuna

Live at New Orleans House Berkeley, CA 09/69

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May 24, 2010

Tapes of this club gig by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, on stripped-down folk-blues holiday from Jefferson Airplane, became their 1970 debut (with harp man Will Scarlett) as Hot Tuna. This CD of earthy, gently swinging outtakes has acoustic spins on later electric-Tuna covers ("Candy Man," "Keep On Truckin' ") and a long spell of intricate fingerpicking and dancing electric bass in Kaukonen's "Sea Child."

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