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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Jack and Jorma Pre-Hot Tuna at the Matrix, July 22, 1969

I've been digging through my old cassettes since I'm sheltering at home day 105 and found this little beauty. First I needed a 3v power cord and then to figure out audacity a little, so please excuse my deficiencies in getting this out to  you. Link to music

JGMF wrote about this show in 2012

His set list will be a bit longer than mine as my cassette I hadn't seen in 35-40 years is only 90 minutes long, so I'm expecting a mean cut in Turnaround (aka "3/5 Of A Mile" jam ), both versions

(8 tracks, 96:12)
t01. jam [21:22] [0:15] % [0:37]
t02. Jam [11:00] [0:04] % [0:11]
t03. Uncle Sam Blues [8:02] [0:07]
t04. Turnaround [14:58] [0:07]
t05. [0:16] Come Back Baby [7:45] [0:08] %
t06. (1) [0:09] Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning [9:04] [0:05] %
t07. New Song (instrumental jam) [6:27] %
t08. Turnaround [15:34] %

! Band: Jack and Jorma
! personnel: Jorma Kaukonen - guitar, vox;
! personnel: Jack Casady - bass;
! personnel: Joey Covington - drums;
! guest: Peter Kaukonen - guitar (t01 only).

My cassette looks like this and alas is a cheap LN but beggars can't be choosers
Mine has that extra sweet track between Come Back Baby and Lamps

Looks like I copied over a 1978 red Rocks show, I must have really wanted this

Corry covered a little bit earlier in January and February 1969
but I'll add mine with the download. And see what happens on soundcloud here too. I'll always respect the Estate of Bear.  For a true amazing journey, buy the June 28, 1969 from Bear's Sonic Journals and

Here's a little more 1969 Jack and Jorma context:

June 27 note in the Chronicle 


July 19, 1969 note in On the Scene by Tom Campbell in the Examiner

Ralpj J Gleason's rave review in his On the Town column, August 25, 1969

One-half mile from my house in Berkeley, 1984-1986

And the rest is history

Hot Tuna is the self-titled debut album by the American blues rock band Hot Tuna, released in 1970 as RCA Victor LSP-4353. It was recorded live at the New Orleans House in Berkeley, California in September 1969. It peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

A couple of Jorma show posters stolen by me off poles in Berkeley, May 1981
My gf Vera worked at the Berkeley Square which allowed me to speak to folks like Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Paul Westerberg and Curt Kirkwood (between Jerry and Dead shows).

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