Burgers (album)

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Hot Tuna Burgers.jpg
Studio album by Hot Tuna
Released February 1972
Recorded November - December 1971 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Folk rock, blues rock
Length 37:21
Label Grunt
Producer Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna chronology
First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
The Phosphorescent Rat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[2]

Burgers is the third album by Hot Tuna, the folk rock offshoot of Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and Papa John Creach, released in 1972 as Grunt FTR-1004. It was the band's first studio album, the previous two being live recordings. "Water Song" and "Sunny Day Strut" are instrumentals composed for this album. Hot Tuna did not release the song as a single until June 1982. In 1996, RCA released the CD box set Hot Tuna in a Can which included a remastered version of this album, along with remasters of the albums Hot Tuna, First Pull Up, Then Pull Down, America's Choice and Hoppkorv.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "True Religion" Jorma Kaukonen 4:42
2. "Highway Song" Kaukonen 3:14
3. "99 Year Blues" Julius Daniels 3:58
4. "Sea Child" Kaukonen 5:00
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep On Truckin'" Bob Carleton 3:40
2. "Water Song" (instrumental) Kaukonen 5:17
3. "Ode for Billy Dean" Kaukonen 4:49
4. "Let Us Get Together Right Down Here" Rev. Gary Davis 3:27
5. "Sunny Day Strut" (instrumental) Kaukonen 3:14


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Nick Buck – organ, piano on "True Religion" and "Keep On Truckin'"
  • Richmond Talbott – vocals, slide guitar on "99 Year Blues"
  • David Crosby – vocals on "Highway Song"


  • The Unknown Engineer (Joe Lopes) – recording engineer
  • The Masked Mixer – mixer
  • Betty Cantor – mixer
  • Bruce Steinberg – design, photography
  • Allen Zentz – assistant engineer
  • The Mighty Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – assistant engineer
  • Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • A Fishobaby Production
  • Reissue Liner Notes: William Ruhlmann


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Burgers - Hot Tuna | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Edmonds, Ben (2011). "Hot Tuna: Burgers : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2011.