Burgers (album)

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Hot Tuna Burgers.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1972
RecordedNovember - December 1971 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
GenreFolk rock, blues rock
ProducerJorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna chronology
First Pull Up, Then Pull Down
The Phosphorescent Rat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]

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.

It was voted number 748 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."True Religion"Jorma Kaukonen4:42
2."Highway Song"Kaukonen3:14
3."99 Year Blues"Julius Daniels3:58
4."Sea Child"Kaukonen5:00
Side two
1."Keep On Truckin'"Bob Carleton3:40
2."Water Song" (instrumental)Kaukonen5:17
3."Ode for Billy Dean"Kaukonen4:49
4."Let Us Get Together Right Down Here"Rev. Gary Davis3:27
5."Sunny Day Strut" (instrumental)Kaukonen3:14


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


  • Burgers (Vinyl back cover). Hot Tuna. New York City: Grunt Records. 1972. FTR-1004.CS1 maint: others (link)
  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.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0857125958.
  4. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2006). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 237. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.