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Postby jimmie ray on Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:58 pm

Dave, what makes "30 Seconds" really a Hot Tuna album?
I though J+J were the ones breaking away, in the end??
I've never heard it, but read bad reviews elsewhere - not that those mean anything, these days...
I think freakmeout is right, about the title story. One of my first Jorma shows, in a bar, this guy with long hair was crashed out on the end of a long table of Budweiser tallnecks - he looked just like Jack!!!
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Postby gTarFreak on Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:57 pm

Hey Jimmy,

Not the album, just the song "Feel So Good". It's a Jorma song and it's sung by and pretty much driven by Jorma and Jack, with Papa John wailin' away all the while.

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Postby willie on Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:39 am

Likewise, Rock me Baby off BIPLH :?: :?:
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Postby freakmeout on Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:47 am

willie wrote:Likewise, Rock me Baby off BIPLH :?: :?:



Rock Me Baby is a cover of a traditional song, actually.
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Postby gTarFreak on Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:39 pm

Rock Me Baby is a cover of a traditional song, actually.


Most of Hot Tuna's early stuff was covers of old blues songs. Jorma didn't really hit his writing stride until Phosphorescent Rat. I think Willie's point is that, as far as the band sounds, they're clearly in a Hot Tuna state of mind. At least, that was my point, I think. What were we talking about again???

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Postby jimmie ray on Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:21 pm

I believe we were talking about JA songs that were really Hot Tuna in disguise? Didn't Jimi Hendrix do "Rock me Baby", also?? I noticed that all but one song on "Burgers" is written by Jorma, before "Phosphorescent Rat" - but I picture the inspiration of those songs to be some old dude sitting on his porch...but it works for me!
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Postby DonRico1967 on Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:05 pm

willie wrote:Fat angle for example, Kantner sings, Balin plays bass and Casady plays rhythm, all better...


Say wha?

I never knew that JA switched instruments like that before!

Where did you get this informatioinc?
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Postby DonRico1967 on Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:08 pm

Chasin'Destiny wrote:
gTarFreak wrote:From the picture on the album cover. The bottles of wine are.... pointed at the top hence, bless it's pointed little head.

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Just some wine bottles ?
I thought about some adventurous things...
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Postby Indian Summer on Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:46 am

Fag.


See comments in the Blue Cheer topic.

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Postby DonRico1967 on Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:26 pm

KIDDING!!!


Jeeze... :roll:
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Postby gTarFreak on Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:27 am

Jimmy Ray wrote:
I noticed that all but one song on "Burgers" is written by Jorma, before "Phosphorescent Rat" - but I picture the inspiration of those songs to be some old dude sitting on his porch...but it works for me!


Well, I haven't had a chance to dig up the album yet but, wracking my befuddled brain I think that "Let Us Get Together..", "True Religion", and "99 Year Blues" are not Jorma originals. And "Keep On Truckin'" borrows heavily from another old blues song. Since that's only 3 out of 9, I'd have to say that Burgers was a fairly original album. I guess I just think of 'Rat because it's my personal favorite, and I think Jorma's own writing style really seemed to jell and shine through on it. While I love all fingerstyle blues I find I learn Jorma's songs faster, not because they're easier but because they strike a chord in me and I find it makes perfect sense that you pick these three notes over here then jump way up the neck to here and play one then jump all the way back there to get those two....

But then, I will always remember Jorma's parting words to me after the last class last year: "You know, you're seriously disturbed.. but we like you for that." :D

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Postby willie on Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:58 am

DonRico1967 wrote:
willie wrote:Fat angle for example, Kantner sings, Balin plays bass and Casady plays rhythm, all better...


Say wha?

I never knew that JA switched instruments like that before!

Where did you get this informatioinc?


I'm still trying to find where I read/heard this. I begining to think I may have dreamt it :roll:
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Postby willie on Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 am

gTarFreak wrote:
Rock Me Baby is a cover of a traditional song, actually.


Most of Hot Tuna's early stuff was covers of old blues songs. Jorma didn't really hit his writing stride until Phosphorescent Rat. I think Willie's point is that, as far as the band sounds, they're clearly in a Hot Tuna state of mind. At least, that was my point, I think. What were we talking about again???

Cheers,
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Is that Jorma singing on Rock me Baby?
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Postby gTarFreak on Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:25 pm

That be him....

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Postby jimmie ray on Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:28 pm

Of course, you can't put one over on Dave! "Let us get together, right down here" is indeed a Rev. Gary Davis song, and some of the others on "Burgers" were tweaked a little bit by Jorma? "Keep on Truckin'" has lines from the earliest blues history, since a man been thinkin' bout that thang!!
But the credits on the album itself show his name on the majority of songs....
Can't wait to get "Rat" (that was easier), and hear the original version of my favorite song for the first time!!!
Somewhat disturbed???
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