Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Dylan, McCartney, Santana, Little Richard, quarantine concerts, new music, and rocking the Suffolk Forum in the 70s

Hello and welcome to the Boston Harold Video Podcast


My very special guest today is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen, best known as a founding member of both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. 

JORMA KAUKONEN INTERVIEW via Zoom  (April 1, 2021)
(Coarse language)

It was an honor to speak with Mr. Kaukonen, someone whom I've admired since the early 1970s. When Jorma appeared on my Zoom feed for the interview, he immediately put me at ease. This was one of the most enjoyable interviews I've ever conducted. 

(Fur Peace Ranch Records)

Jorma was up for anything, so not only did we discuss some of his current projects (The new album The River Flows with John Hurlbut, the Fur Peace Ranch, his Quarantine Concert Series on You Tube, and his Psylodelic Gallery), but we also took a deep dive into the past. Jorma talked about the Airplane, Tuna, jamming with Little Richard and Carlos Santana, hanging with Paul McCartney c. 1966, playing a rooftop gig just weeks before the Beatles did, touring with Bob Dylan in 1999 as part of Phil & Friends, recording with Al Schmitt (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young's On the Beach, and Bob Dylan's standards albums), rocking the Suffolk Forum (a.k.a. the Commack/Long Island Arena) in the 70s, and the GOP coopting a legendary 1969 album cover image. ("Paul (Kantner) would have loved that!")

Dig! 

"The Ballad of Easy Rider" (Roger McGuinn with Bob Dylan <uncredited>) 
by John Hurlbut & Jorma Kaukonen. Official video by Bob Sarles. 

Jorma Kaukonen's 80th Birthday - Video Greeting Card (with many familiar faces!)

Jefferson Airplane Rooftop Concert, December 7, 1968 (Coarse language)

Hot Tuna, partial concert, Capitol Theatre. 11/20/76. I saw Hot Tuna a week later at the Palladium in NYC. I also saw Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Neil Young & Crazy Horse there that month. Those were the days, my friend … 

"Eat Starch Mom" - "I don't care if there's chemicals in it,

As long as my lettuce is crisp"



QUARANTINE CONCERT 4/3/21





LINKS: 
JOHN HURLBUT & JORMA KAUKONEN
THE RIVER FLOWS (AMAZON):
US: LP  CD  MP3

BEEN SO LONG - MY LIFE AND MUSIC 
by JORMA KAUKONEN (AMAZON):

Special thanks to Cash Edwards for making this happen. 

(c) 2021 Harold Lepidus. 



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