Aug 24, 2011

HOT TUNA - DOUBLE DOSE (GRUNT/RCA 1978) JVC K2 mastering cardboard sleeve

Hot Tuna, now a quartet with the official addition of keyboardist Nick Buck, released this two-LP live album, its first concert material in seven years, and having thus summed things up, broke up as the album hit record stores. Double Dose gave a good sense of mature Hot Tuna as a vehicle for the musical interests of Jorma Kaukonen, who used the entire first side as an acoustic solo set, then included the excellent "Genesis" from his solo album Quah on side B. Elsewhere, the electrified group alternated between Kaukonen's best Hot Tuna compositions and blues and rock standards. It was produced by Felix Pappalardi (Cream, Mountain), who gave Hot Tuna its best recorded sound; even though it's a "live" record, there seems to have been a lot of studio overdubbing. ~ William Ruhlmann
Side A
"Winin' Boy Blues" (Jelly Roll Morton) – 5:57
"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" (Reverend Gary Davis) – 3:08
"Embryonic Journey" (Jorma Kaukonen) – 1:56
"Killing Time in the Crystal City" (Kaukonen) – 6:35
Side B
"I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) – 4:20
"Genesis" (Kaukonen) – 4:16
"Extrication Love Song" (Kaukonen) – 4:26
"Talking 'Bout You" (Chuck Berry) – 5:34
Side C
"Funky #7" (Kaukonen, Jack Casady) – 8:49
"Serpent of Dreams" (Kaukonen) – 6:43
"Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man" (Bobby Rush, Calvin Carter) – 4:51
Side D
"I See the Light" (Kaukonen) – 5:49
"Watch the North Wind Rise" (Kaukonen) – 4:58
"Sunrise Dance with the Devil" (Kaukonen) – 5:38
"I Can't Be Satisfied" (McKinley Morganfield) – 4:58


muzikat said...

Now that I have had time to listen to this album I have to say it's fantastic. Many thanks for giving us this gem.

Anonymous said...

Great share no doubt oone of my favorite albums by Hot Tuna.

Could you post QUAH by Jorma Kaukonen.



Cassy said...

They seem to have fun while playing the guitars.

Cassy from Learn How To Read Tablature

ouch said...

evert time i come here theres a great song playing this time it was genesis by hot tuna who iv never heard wotta great track gotta check the album out many thanks

Julio Murillo Llerda said...

What a couple of excellent albums: Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship!!!

Thanks for sharing with us

Anonymous said...

Quite the share! Many thanks!! KRILL

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous album-.highlights are "Watch The North Wind Rise" and Genesis.

bartman said...

I've always loved this song, but I swear that when I was a young man, there was a recording of this song, a studio version, and I always thought it was Marty Balin on vocals. Did this song appear anywhere else on Tuna or Starship? or was it just the drugs at the time? I thought it would have been around 72, 73? somewhere in that range. I've been looking for it for 20 years! if anyone knows email me at

Georgie Hirezola said...

The studio version of the song is on "QUAH" a 1973 (Jorma Kaukonen & Tom Hobson) album...
I will post it soon....

Anonymous said...

but everybody knows it's a bit of a studio-trickery, with overdubbed vocals and all ...
(Like most of "live" albums are, btw) ...
Best regards

Jean said...

Ce Monstre de Hot Tuna , c'est tout ce qu' il nous faut pour comprendre la force du Rock original ! Mille merci !

mf76 said...

RThanks for posting this!