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Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady (1984)

Interview by Gene Sculatti, Davin Seay, Rock's Backpages audio, 1984

The Airplane bassist talks about the bands he had been in; meeting Jorma Kaukonen and joining the Airplane; the democratic band set-up; venues like the Longshoreman’s Hall and the emergence of hippies; the Acid Tests and the Warlocks; recruiting Grace Slick from the Great Society; the band's RCA contract and large advance; recording Surrealistic Pillow; ‘White Rabbit’; playing Monterey Pop; the band's vocal blend; the end of the band; forming Hot Tuna; how he developed his bass style, and playing Erma Franklin’s ‘Piece Of My Heart’ to Big Brother.

File format: mp3; file size: 53.3mb, interview length: 55' 30" sound quality: ****

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Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna: The Forum, Inglewood CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 4 November 1969

GLORIOUSLY RESPLENDENT in crushed velvet and faded Levis and backed by what was possibly the Glenn McKay troupe's most breathtaking light-show since Monterey, Jefferson Airplane, ...

Hot Tuna: Hot Tuna (RCA Victor).

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 22 August 1970

FIRMLY IMPLANTED in my mind is the image of Hot Tuna as an amazingly good, all electric jam band. This follows their appearance at Bath ...

Hot Tuna

Report and Interview by Danny Goldberg, Circus, April 1971

"THE JEFFERSON Airplane" Jerry Garcia has said, "are a bunch of crazy madmen. Together, they have their own unique chemistry which is like a very ...

Hot Tuna: First Pull Up, Then Pull Down (RCA)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Phonograph Record, September 1971

I FIRST HEARD Hot Tuna at a free concert in late 1969. It consisted of Jack and Jorma on guitars, Joey Covington on drums (Spencer ...

Hot Tuna: Burgers (Grunt Records)

Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 22 April 1972

DESPITE THE fact that Hot Tuna are a direct off-shoot from the Jefferson Airplane hanger, they have managed with discretion to avoid any obvious hype, ...

Hot Tuna, Black Kangeroo, John Hammond: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 2 November 1972

SATURDAY WAS white blues night at the Academy of Music. But the evening really began with a semi-frenzied escape from Captain Beefheart's disappointingly dull and ...

Various artists: Fillmore: The Last Days (Fillmore Z3X 31390)

Review by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, 9 November 1972

HIS SPIRIT is omnipresent in this elaborate package. He has written extensive program notes to the handsome booklet. He is there suddenly at the beginning ...

Hot Tuna, Journey: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 28 October 1974

Folk-Blues Program Offered by Hot Tuna ...

Jorma Kaukonen Finds Somebody To Love

Retrospective and Interview by Wayne Robins, Tablet, 12 August 2015

The former Jefferson Airplane guitarist and Hot Tuna lead man comes home to his mother's faith at his Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio. ...

see also Jorma Kaukonen


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