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The real magic of this debut album (release 1970) from the Jefferson Airplane's lead guitar and bass player is the interplay between Jorma Kaukonen on Acoustic Guitar and Jack Casady on Electric Bass. They've played together forever and it shows on the solos, as each instrument weaves and builds solos around each other.

The set list is mostly old folk-blues selections with a few originals thrown in.

Traditional songs like:

Hesitation Blues

Know Your Rider

and the very topical for the Vietnam War Era

Uncle Sam Blues

by Unknown

Got my questionnaire baby

You know I'm headed off for war

I got my questionnaire baby

You know I'm headed off for war

Well, now I'm gonna do some fightin'

Well, no one knows what for

Well, Uncle Sam ain't no woman

You know he sure can take your man

Said Uncle Sam ain't no woman

You know he sure can take your man

Well, there's 40,000 guys in the service list

Doin' somethin' somewhere they just don't understand

Well, I'm gonna do some fightin'

Of that I can be sure

Said I'm gonna do some fightin'

Of that I can be sure

Well, now I want to kill somebody

Won't have to break no kind of law

I got my questionnaire baby

You know I'm headed off for war

I got my questionnaire baby

You know I'm headed off for war

Well, I want to kill somebody

Won't have to break no kind of law

also,

Rev. Gary Davis' - Death Don't Have No Mercy

and

Oh Lord, Search My Heart

Leroy Carr's - How Long Blues

Jelly Roll Morton's - Winin' Boy Blues

and

Don't You Leave Me Here

This album is recorded live in a coffeehouse setting.

Even after 35 years of listening, I still find the songs fresh and new. I remember I had to buy this album twice as an album, twice as a cassette because I wore them out listening to it so much.

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