Hot Tuna - Hot Tuna - Original 1970 US RCA Victor label 9-track LP
|Title||Hot Tuna - Original 1970 US RCA Victor label 9-track LP|
|Genre||Rock & Blues|
|Record label||RCA Victor Records|
|Year of release||1970|
|Grading||VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+ (Inner Sleeve)/VG+(+) (Cover)|
|Stock list||Hot Tuna|
|Additional info||Original 1970 US RCA Victor label 10-track LP - the debut album by San Franciscan blues-rock trio featuring 2/3's Jefferson Airplane members, an all-acoustic pre-World War II era country blues set - recorded live at the New Orleans House in Berkeley, California in September 1969.|
Vinyl has the generic orange company labels with left label white vertical outline 'RCA' logo and solid 'Victor' logo to the right - labels has "TMK(s) Registered..." lower label text. Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: XPRS 0650 35s (6 o'clock) I (12 o'clock) A1 (9 o'clock)
Side 2: XPRS 0651 35s (6 o'clock) I (12 o'clock) A1 (9 o'clock)
Suggesting that this is an early pressing from RCA's now defunct pressing facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Vinyl is housed in the original photographic inner sleeve - ultimately in a thick back pasted picture cover.
Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+ (Inner Sleeve)/VG+(+) (Cover):
Vinyl is bright and shiny - has been used directly from the paper inner sleeve and has subsequently a little fine, thin and very superficial sleeve inflicted wear - nothing needle induced. Side has slightly too many marks for a near mint grading - Side 2 is near mint.
Labels does not display any signs of play or handling and are graded mint - vinyl is overall close to near mint/excellent.
Inner sleeve has light inevitable vinyl outline - very few signs of handling but for a few marginal wrinkles - a 1 lower seam split - graded straight VG+.
Front cover center is nice - a very light degree of wear and superficial creasing, only affecting the very surface of the cover. Back cover center has hardly any signs of handling or storage.
Seams are intact - top with almost no wear. Spine has a little horizontal lower crack - bottom seam only a little more pronounced wear against opening - not worn through though.
Corners have only very light rubbing - a simply very nice cover with only marginal imperfections - graded close to near mint/excellent - overall a simply very nice copy.
1. Hesitation Blues (Traditional) 5:05
2. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 3:24
3. Uncle Sam Blues (Traditional) 5:04
4. Don't You Leave Me Here (Jelly Roll Morton) 2:50
5. Death Don't Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davis) 6:10
Know You Rider (Traditional) 3:59
2. Oh Lord, Search My Heart (Rev. Gary Davis) 3:47
3. Winin' Boy Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) 5:25
4. New Song (for the Morning) (Jorma Kaukonen) 4:55
5. Mann's Fate (Instrumental) (Jorma Kaukonen) 5:20
Recorded September 16 to 24, 1969, New Orleans House, Berkeley
Jorma Kaukonen - acoustic guitar, vocals
Jack Casady - bass guitar
Will Scarlett - harmonica
Al Schmitt - production
Allen Zentz - engineer
Pat Ieraci - master of the machines
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady - arrangements
Margareta Kaukonen - painting
Mike Frankel - photography
Gut - art direction
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