Live in Japan (Hot Tuna album)

Infobox Album
Name = Live in Japan
Type = live
Artist = Hot Tuna


Released = 1997 (original)
2004 (re-release)
Recorded = February 20th, 1997 at Stove's, Yokohama, Japan
Genre = Blues-rock
Length =
Label = Relix Records (original)
Eagle Records (re-release)
Producer = Michael Falzarano
Jorma Kaukonen (exec.)
Reviews =
Last album = "Splashdown Two" (1997)
This album = "Live in Japan" (1997)
Next album = "The Best of Hot Tuna"
(1998)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = live


Lower caption = Cover art of 2004 remastered release

"Live in Japan" is a live acoustic album by Hot Tuna recorded in 1997 in Yokohama, Japan. Originally the band planned to play an electric set as part of their Japanese tour, but the venue in Yokohama was quite small (only holding fifty people) and there wasn't any room for an electric setup. The band played acoustic, and afterwards Jack Casady suggested to Jorma Kaukonen that the recording was good enough for a new live album. Michael Falzarano and Kaukonen listened to the tape and decided that Casady was right, and a new album was released. [*cite album-notes |title=Live in Japan |bandname=Hot Tuna |year=1997 |format=CD booklet|publisher=Relix Records |publisherid=RRCD2093 |location=Brooklyn |mbid=] The album was Hot Tuna's last release on Relix Records. In 2004 Eagle Records remastered the album and re-released it with previously unreleased performances of "Parchman Farm", "Follow the Drinking Gourd", "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning" and "Folsom Prison." Three of the tracks from the initial release were dropped from the remaster: "Hesitation Blues", "Candy Man" and "Keep on Truckin'"

1997 Relix Records Track Listing

#"Hesitation Blues" (Rev. Gary Davis) – 5:33
#"Walkin' Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 5:01
#"True Religion" (Traditional, arranged by Jorma Kaukonen) – 5:43
#"Been So Long" (Kaukonen) – 3:51
#"Uncle Sam Blues" (Traditional, arranged by Kaukonen) – 5:42
#"Vampire Woman" (Funny Papa Smith) – 2:54
#"Candy Man" (Davis) – 7:57
#"Let Us Get Together" (Davis) – 2:59
#"Third Week in the Chelsea" (Kaukonen) – 5:05
#"99 Year Blues" (Julius Daniels) – 7:02
#"Ice Age" (Kaukonen) – 6:38
#"San Francisco Bay Blues" (Jesse Fuller) – 4:24
#"Mann's Fate" (Kaukonen) – 6:08
#"Keep On Truckin'" (Traditional, arranged by B. Carleton) – 4:29

2004 Eagle Records Track Listing

#"Walkin' Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 5:16
#"Parchman Farm" (Mose Allison) – 5:36
#"True Religion" (Traditional, arranged by Jorma Kaukonen) – 5:19
#"Been So Long" (Kaukonen) – 3:52
#"Uncle Sam Blues" (Traditional, arranged by Kaukonen) – 5:11
#"Vampire Woman" (Funny Papa Smith) – 2:58
#"Follow the Drinking Gourd" (Traditional, arranged by Kaukonen) – 5:05
#"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning" (Rev. Gary Davis) – 4:19
#"Let Us Get Together" (Davis) – 2:59
#"Third Week in the Chelsea" (Kaukonen) – 5:05
#"99 Year Blues" (Julius Daniels) – 6:23
#"Ice Age" (Kaukonen) – 6:38
#"San Francisco Bay Blues" (Jesse Fuller) – 4:25
#"Folsom Prison" (Johnny Cash) – 4:03
#"Mann's Fate" (Kaukonen) – 6:08

Personnel

*Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals
*Jack Casady – bass
*Michael Falzarano – rhythm guitar
*Pete Sears – keyboards
*Harvey Sorgen – drums, percussion

Production

*Rick Sanchez – recordist
*Jon Smith – editor, engineer
*Michael Falzarano – producer
*Jorma Kaukonen – executive producer, liner notes
*Post Production done at Jorma's Hillside Farms Studio at the Fur Peace Ranch, Darwin, Ohio
*Ian R. Brand at Disc Makers – design
*GABRA Management– management
*Steve Martin, The Agency Group – booking agent

References


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