The legendary Bay area rock superstars Hot Tuna have continually scored now for almost
five decades a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible career. At first
an experimental side project during their tenure with Jefferson Airplane, co-founders Jorma
Kaukonen and Jack Casady soon created a full time Hot Tuna, giving the music world a
whole new approach to blues, country blues, gospel, jazz fusion, and all things rock with
their magnificent artistry and musicianship which is unparalleled to this day.
Over four decades ago, Jorma and Jack along with Papa John Creach and Sammy Piazza
unearthed their masterwork classic “Burgers.” With a great menu of songs ranging from
contemporary rock, folk to gospel, styles, the 9 track album simply became manna for the
fans and underground and FM radio rock stations.
Jorma Kaukonen’s “True Religion” kicks off the fine collection, and then the fireworks light
up as more Tuna classics like “99 Year Blues”, “Keep On Truckin’” and the impeccable
instrumental and radio favorite “Water Song” truly make “Burgers” the amazing album its
been during their seventies reign and beyond.
Known for their incredible jams in concert and in the studio setting, you will get to hear a
stellar workout on “Sea Child” and the slow blues hard rocker “Ode For Billy Dean”, which
features a brilliant electric violin lead by the late Papa John Creach, which follows alongside
the bluesy vocals and guitar of Jorma Kaukonen, matched perfectly with the heavy rhythmic
section provided by bassist extraordinaire Jack Casady and drummer Sammy Piazza.
More surprises abound the listener as special guest and dear friend & fellow rock legend
David Crosby joins the band as well on the Hot Tuna favorite “Highway Song”, which adds
another great ingredient to this wonderful masterwork release.
This amazing album has been out of print for many years in the vinyl format, that is until now……
Friday Music is no stranger to the brilliant music of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane
family of artists, therefore we are very pleased to announce for the very first time on Friday
Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl – Hot Tuna’s signature rock album “Burgers.”
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship) at
Friday Music Studios from the Grunt Records tapes, this audiophile version of “Burgers” will
be manufactured for a very limited time on 180 Gram Purple Swirl vinyl, and will truly be a
welcome and collectible addition to your Hot Tuna collection.
To further enhance your Hot Tuna listening enjoyment, we are also including their
masterwork in the long out of print gatefold cover art presentation, featuring the fine
photography of Bruce Steinberg, plus new liner commentary from founders Jorma
Kaukonen and Jack Casady.
Hot Tuna……”Burgers”……a historic album… first time release on 180 Gram Purple Swirl
Audiophile Vinyl….only from your friends at Friday Music….Celebrate!!!
“Let Us Get Together Right Down Here!!!”