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Hot Tuna started as a side project of Jefferson Airplane when Grace Slick was undergoing recovery from throat node surgery that had left her unable to perform in 1969.
Founding members are Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen. They made up a trio with the harmonica player Willow Scarlett. For early performances Paul Kantner and the drummer Joey Covington joined in.
Their first album, basically traditional blues and ragtime, was a live recording performed at New Orleans House in Berkeley in 1969.
In the 1970s, becoming a full time band, the style became more rock oriented. For the next LP, 'First Pull Up, Then Pull Down', the fiddler Papa John Creach and the drummer Sammy Piazza joined the band. After the LPs 'Burgers' and 'The Phosphorescent Rat' the band changed to a power heavy rock trio with Bob Steeler on the drums.
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875 Hot Tuna - Hoppkorv album art Hot Tuna Hoppkorv(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Uncertain Call Self-released) 875 1976 Sell This Version
CSR-004 Hot Tuna - More Cosmik Messages album art The Grateful Dead / Hot Tuna The Grateful Dead / Hot Tuna - More Cosmik Messages(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Grateful Dead) CSR-004 US 1986 Sell This Version
LR CD 10 Hot Tuna - Hot ****ing Tuna album art Hot Tuna Hot ****ing Tuna(CD, Unofficial) Lost Rose LR CD 10 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
CD 12014 Hot Tuna - Funky #7 album art Hot Tuna Funky #7 (Album) On Stage CD 12014 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ARC CD 022, ARC022 Hot Tuna - Galactic Wave album art Hot Tuna Galactic Wave(CD, Unofficial) Archivio, Archivio ARC CD 022, ARC022 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
WM1002 Hot Tuna - Catching Tuna In New York album art Hot Tuna Catching Tuna In New York(CD, Unofficial) Wonder Minnow WM1002 Czech Republic 1995 Sell This Version
DEEP SIX-15, DEEPSIX018 Hot Tuna - Trial By Fire album art Hot Tuna Trial By Fire(CD, Unofficial) Deep Six, Deep Six DEEP SIX-15, DEEPSIX018 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Hot Tuna - Yellow Fever album art Hot Tuna Yellow Fever (Album) 2000 Fruit Gum none Australasia 2006 Sell This Version
none Hot Tuna - 16th Of June, 2007 - Manchester, Tennessee album art Hot Tuna 16th Of June, 2007 - Manchester, Tennessee(CDr, Unofficial) Live Bonnaroo none 2007 Sell This Version
KH2CD9018 Hot Tuna - Live At The Fillmore West (3rd July 1971) album art Hot Tuna Live At The Fillmore West (3rd July 1971) Keyhole KH2CD9018 Greece 2014 Sell This Version
CFU-0353, BFL1-0348, 88725437802 Hot Tuna - The Phosphorescent Rat album art Hot Tuna The Phosphorescent Rat(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) RCA (2), BMG (2), Grunt (4), Grunt (4) CFU-0353, BFL1-0348, 88725437802 Russia 2021 Sell This Version
CFU-0348, 88726437782 Hot Tuna - America's Choice album art Hot Tuna America's Choice(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) BMG (2), RCA (2), Grunt (4) CFU-0348, 88726437782 Russia 2021 Sell This Version
none Hot Tuna Live At Winterland 10-2-73(CDr, Unofficial) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
TB 37 Hot Tuna - Tuna Fishing In America album art Hot Tuna Tuna Fishing In America(CD, Album, Unofficial) Teddy Bear Records TB 37 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
MST 117 Hot Tuna - Rock Me Baby album art Hot Tuna Rock Me Baby(CD, Unofficial) Main Street MST 117 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
GTD-007 Hot Tuna - Fish Tales album art Hot Tuna Fish Tales(2xCDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Goldtone GTD-007 US Unknown Sell This Version