Hot Tuna Download
Oct 2, 1973Winterland (San Francisco, CA)
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Total Length:
1:29:30
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Fool's Blues03:34
  2. 2Day To Day Out The Window Blues04:35
  3. 3I'll Be Alright Some Day04:27
  4. 4Flying Clouds05:16
  5. 5Candyman04:35
  6. 6Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning03:33
  7. 7I See The Light05:09
  8. 8Water Song07:15
  9. 9Letter To The North Star03:17
  10. 10Living Just For You04:20
  11. 11Let Us Get Together03:01
  12. 12Winin' Boy Blues06:59
  13. 13In The Kingdom07:00
  14. 14Genesis05:22
  15. 1599 Year Blues04:53
  16. 16Corners Without Exits06:56
  17. 17Uncle Sam Blues09:18
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Item Number:
  • 2037-2942-AD
Date:
  • Oct 2, 1973
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Fool's Blues03:34
  2. 2Day To Day Out The Window Blues04:35
  3. 3I'll Be Alright Some Day04:27
  4. 4Flying Clouds05:16
  5. 5Candyman04:35
  6. 6Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning03:33
  7. 7I See The Light05:09
  8. 8Water Song07:15
  9. 9Letter To The North Star03:17
  10. 10Living Just For You04:20
  11. 11Let Us Get Together03:01
  12. 12Winin' Boy Blues06:59
  13. 13In The Kingdom07:00
  14. 14Genesis05:22
  15. 1599 Year Blues04:53
  16. 16Corners Without Exits06:56
  17. 17Uncle Sam Blues09:18
Total Length:
1:29:30
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Jorma Kaukonen - guitar, vocals; Jack Casady - bass

One might expect 1973-era Hot Tuna performing at a Legal Aid Benefit for the Hell's Angels to be a hard rockin' affair, but it turns out just the opposite was true. This Winterland concert is just Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady serving it up acoustic style. All the elements that make up their unique musical chemistry are on full display, and to some degree, more clearly in focus. Jack's inventive and percussive bass style can truly be appreciated here. Both he and Jorma are so obviously full of enthusiasm for the new and recent material that they have never sounded better in an acoustic duo setting.

This is unexpected as Hot Tuna's recent album release, Phosphorescent Rat ventured deeper into electric territory than ever before, and they would become more heavily electrified in the years to come. This acoustic performance is all the more fascinating for it, as one gets to hear many of that LP's tracks in stripped down form, several that were rarely performed live.

This was also the general timeframe that Jorma was recording his first solo acoustic album Quah" so we get to hear several of those new songs with Jack adding additional punch.

Highlights are many, but the rarely performed Phosphorescent Rat material is outstanding. "Day To Day Out The Window Blues," "Letter To The North Star," "Corners Without Exits," "Living Just For You" and "In The Kingdom" never made it into heavy setlist rotation, but easily stand up to their best material. The new Quah songs include "I'll Be Alright" and possibly Jorma's most beautiful song, "Genesis," Both would soon became standard material, but they also perform the rarely heard "Flying Clouds." Otherwise, the set is fleshed out with some of their best older songs, including a gorgeous take of the instrumental, "Water Song," that will delight acoustic guitarists and bass players to no end.

For the last song of the set, Jorma unexpectedly straps on an electric guitar and regardless of having no drummer, they let it rip for nine minutes of "Uncle Sam Blues" to close the set.

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