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Date: 04/02/2024 - Upvotes : 80 - Words : 962

Three Tune Tuesday - Jorma Kaukonen

Hello music lovers! 🎡

It's a Tuesday, time for #threetunetuesday, and a chance to share something I'm listening to.
My last post here was a week ago, and continuing with the music, I'm recalling memories from the past with you.

Today's post is about the great blues, folk, and rock guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Born in 1940 in Washington DC, he lived with his family in Pakistan and the Philippines, returned to the US in 1960, studied at Santa Clara University, played acoustic guitar in various bars around San Francisco, and until 1964, gave guitar lessons to young hippies, and even played guitar for Janis Joplin for a recording The Typewriter Tape.

In early 1965, a former classmate from Santa Clara University, Paul Kantner, invited him to play guitar in a new band, still without a name, Jorma suggested Jefferson Airplane, and the legendary band was born. They played together very successfully until 1973. In 1970 Jorma formed the band Hot Tuna with his childhood friend Jack Cassidy, to play anywhere, anytime if not with Jefferson Airplane. The band slowly broke up after 1973 for various reasons, changing its name to Jefferson Starship and finally just Starship, with none of the original members left. The trio Hot Tuna still exists today and Jorma, although 84 years old, is still active. When I counted, he has released 42 studio albums with Jefferson Airplane, with Hot Tuna, and on his own, live and compilations I didn't even count.

As a guitarist, Jorma considers himself a strict country blues purist :)

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For those of you who are not (yet) familiar with #threetunetuesday or #ttt - these are tags you need to set when you post.
It's a music initiative started by @ablaze, and with his words, the jist is as follows:

Every Tuesday I'm going to share 3 songs that I like to listen to and I invite your feedback in the comments below. Better still, why not have a blast of your own Three Tune Tuesday and mention me in the post and I'll come and find the post and upvote it. If you could also use #threetunetuesday tag that would be great, as that is what I use when sifting through all the entries every Wednesday. It'll be a sweet way for us all to discover new music. You'll also be in with a chance of winning the reward.

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To continue with the music, I have selected some songs from different periods of Jorma's activity.

Jefferson Airplane - Feel So Good

The song is from Jefferson Airplane's sixth studio album, 1971's Bark. Jorma Kaukonen wrote the music, sings and plays guitar for half of the songs on the album. The song Feel So Good was a hit of sorts and he plays it in solo shows.

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Hot Tuna - Keep on Truckin'

The song is from the 1972 album Burgers. It was the third Hot Tuna album, with Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, Jack Cassidy on bass, Sam Piazza on drums, and Papa John Creach on violin.

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Hot Tuna - Angel Of Darkness

The song was released as a single and as a prelude to their last studio album, 2011's Steady As She Goes, recorded twenty years after their previous one. It's also the band's last studio album, since then only compilations and live recordings have been released. Teresa Williams contributed backing vocals.

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Well, let's have a bonus :)

Hot Tuna - Hesitation Blues

Hesitation Blues is a traditional song of the American South, first recorded in 1916, always played by Jorma Kaukonen in his performances, and recorded on his first album Hot Tuna in 1970. This video was recorded live on Minnesota Public Radio Midmorning in 2009, with Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, Jack Cassidy on bass, and Barry Mitterhof on mandolin.

That's all for today, thank you for your attention. I hope today's selection was interesting and put you in a relaxed mood like it did me :)

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This is my 42nd post for #threetunetuesday, which @ablaze started. I hope what I'm sharing is interesting for others too, because then it makes sense.

If you're curious about the latest music, follow me on #newtunes, or take a look at my rare recordings at 3speak channel - video, or Seckorama's Music Podcast - audio.

If you like jazz, I recommend Jazz-Matinee, a regular Sunday blog by @w74.

More #ttt posts? Take a look at Slade, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Opal, The Dandy Warhols, Seasick Steve, Echo And Bunnymen, Morphine, The God Machine, Modern Lovers, New Model Army, Wishbone Ash, Brian Setzer, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

The front image is mine, created in Night Cafe Studio and edited in Photoshop.

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Comments :

rafzat :

The songs made me feel good I love them!

trexane :

42 studio albums is a lot. He must be a pro in the music industry.

Looking forward to explore more of his music.

biyimi :

The songs are really doing great And have a cool message been passed across

w74 :

If you are going to talk (philosophise) about a team, you should have some knowledge of the players. Thank you very much for taking the time to introduce me to one of the β€œgame-designers”. My absolute favourite is the bonus with the Hesitation Blues!

tinabrezpike :

Hot tuna πŸ’ͺ great voice, great song 🀘