Jorma (album)

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Studio album by Jorma Kaukonen
Released October 22, 1979
Recorded 1979
Studio Filmways/Heider, San Francisco
Genre Folk rock
Label RCA
Producer Jorma Kaukonen
David Kahne
Jorma Kaukonen chronology
Barbeque King

Jorma is the second solo album by Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane. Hot Tuna had stopped touring in 1977 and Jack Casady had moved on to the band SVT. Bill Thompson and the staff that had managed Hot Tuna and still managed Jefferson Starship in 1979 continued to manage Kaukonen. David Kahne was hired to produce and the new solo album was released on RCA. The album consists entirely of Jorma's own vocals and his own electric and acoustic guitar work with many original songs written by Kaukonen. The last track is a poem recited by Kaukonen with no instrumental backing.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jorma Kaukonen; except where indicated

Side One[edit]

  1. "Straight Ahead" (Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Steeler) – 4:15
  2. "Roads and Roads &" – 4:14
  3. "Valley of Tears" – 4:47
  4. "Song for the High Mountain" – 3:05

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Wolves and Lambs" – 3:30
  2. "Too Long Out / Too Long In" – 5:14
  3. "Requiem for an Angel" – 3:46
  4. "Vampire Women" (Spark Plug Smith) – 3:27
  5. "Da-Ga Da-Ga" (M. A. Numminen) – 1:25



  • Jorma Kaukonen – producer
  • David Kahne – producer, engineer
  • Pat (Maurice) Ieraci – production coordinator
  • Wet Teeth M – cover design
  • Doug Carter – cover design assistance
  • Jacky Kaukonen – secretary
  • Bob Steeler – street consultant
  • Michael Casady – equipment
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Recorded and mixed at Filmways / Heider, San Francisco
  • Mastered by John Golden, Kendun Recorders, Burbank