Double Dose (Hot Tuna album)

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Double Dose
Live album by Hot Tuna
Released March 13, 1978
Recorded August 5–6, 1977 at Theatre 1839, San Francisco
Wally Heider Studios (overdubs)
Genre Blues rock
Label Grunt
Producer Felix Pappalardi
Don Gehman (associate)
Gail Collins (associate)
Hot Tuna chronology
Flight Log
(1977)Flight Log1977
Double Dose
Final Vinyl
(1979)Final Vinyl1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Double Dose is the eighth album by the American blues rock band Hot Tuna, and their third live album. The album was originally released as a double-LP as Grunt CYL2-2545. After their 1977 tour, Jorma Kaukonen moved on to a solo career and Jack Casady joined the new wave band SVT. Hot Tuna would not perform together again until 1983. The album had its highest peak at #92 on the Billboard charts.

The group recorded the album as a cost-saving alternative to a studio album, however the mixing process considerably raised the album's expense. Producer Felix Pappalardi heavily edited the concert tapes and had Kaukonen re-record his vocals for sides 2 through 4 at Wally Heider Studios.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jorma Kaukonen, except where noted.

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Winin' Boy Blues" Jelly Roll Morton 5:57
2. "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" Reverend Gary Davis 3:08
3. "Embryonic Journey"   1:56
4. "Killing Time in the Crystal City"   6:35
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Wish You Would" Billy Boy Arnold 4:20
2. "Genesis"   4:16
3. "Extrication Love Song"   4:26
4. "Talking 'Bout You" Chuck Berry 5:34
Side C
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Funky #7" Kaukonen, Jack Casady 8:49
2. "Serpent of Dreams"   6:43
3. "Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man" Bobby Rush, Calvin Carter 4:51
Side D
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I See the Light"   5:49
2. "Watch the North Wind Rise"   4:58
3. "Sunrise Dance with the Devil"   5:38
4. "I Can't Be Satisfied" McKinley Morganfield 4:58


Side A[edit]

Side B/C/D[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Nick Buck – keyboards, backup vocal on "Talking 'Bout You"


  • Felix Pappalardi – producer
  • Don Gehman – associate producer, engineer, mixdown engineer
  • Gail Collins – associate producer
  • Allen Sudduth – assistant engineer
  • Ray Thompson – location engineer
  • Dennis Hertzendorfer – assistant mixing engineer
  • Sheilah "Sam" Taylor – assistant mixing engineer
  • Recorded live by Wally Heider Recording at Theatre 1839, San Francisco
  • Additional recording at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • Mixed and assembled at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound by George Marino


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Double Dose - Hot Tuna | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]