Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)
Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)
Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)
Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)
Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)
Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)

Hot Tuna - Burgers (Blue vinyl)

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Jorma Kaukonen – guitars, lead vocals

Jack Casady – bass, vocals, eyebrow

Papa John Creach – violin, vocals

Sammy Piazza – drums, tympani, other percussion, vocals

Nick Buck – organ, piano on "True Religion" and "Keep On Truckin'"

Richmond Talbott – vocals, slide guitar on "99 Year Blues"

David Crosby – vocals on "Highway Song"


1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : blue

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Rhino Entertainment Company

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Grunt

Recorded November - December 1971 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco by Joe Lopes

Mixed by Betty Cantor, The Masked Mixer

Produced by Jorma Kaukonen

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1972

Reissued in 2019



Side A :

1 True Religion
2 Highway Song
3 99 Year Blues
4 Sea Child

Side B:

1 Keep On Truckin'
2 Water Song
3 Ode For Billy Dean
4 Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
5 Sunny Day Strut


Reviews :

"Burgers, Hot Tuna's third album, marked a crucial transition for the group. Until now, Hot Tuna had been viewed as a busman's holiday for Jefferson Airplane lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady. Their first album was an acoustic set of folk-blues standards recorded in a coffeehouse, their second an electric version of the same that added violinist Papa John Creach (who also joined the Airplane) and drummer Sammy Piazza. Then the Airplane launched Grunt, its own vanity label, which encouraged all bandmembers to increase their participation in side projects. Burgers, originally released as the fourth Grunt album, sounded more like a full-fledged work than a satellite effort. It was Hot Tuna's first studio album, and Kaukonen wrote the bulk of the material, not all of it in the folk-blues style that had been the group's métier. "Sea Child," for example, employed his familiar acid rock sound and would have fit seamlessly onto an Airplane album. And "Water Song," one of his most accomplished instrumentals, had a crystalline acoustic guitar part that really suggested the sound of rippling water. On the material that did recall the earlier albums, Hot Tuna split the difference between its acoustic and electric selves, sometimes, as on "True Religion," beginning in folky fingerpicking style only to add a rock band sound after the introduction. The result was more restrained than the second album, but not as free as the first, with the drums imposing steady rhythms that often kept Casady from soloing as much, though Creach's violin made for plenty of improvisation within the basic blues structures. All of which is to say that, not surprisingly, on its third album in as many years, Hot Tuna had evolved its own sound and music, and seemed less a diversion than its members' new top priority." AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann 


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 3,97 / 5

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