Hot Tuna: Jorma Kaukonen (vocals, guitar); Jack Casady (bass).
Producers include: Al Schmitt, Jorma Kaukonen, Mallory Earl, Felix Pappalardi, Hot Tuna.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liners notes by Dave Cohen.
Personnel: Jorma Kaukonen (vocals, guitar).
Recording information: 09/16/1969-??/??/1977.
Illustrator: Grace Slick.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jack Casady; Jorma Kaukonen.
Arrangers: Jack Casady; Jorma Kaukonen.
While the Grateful Dead were the undisputed kings of the "jam bands," many fans of the genre would agree that Hot Tuna would come in a close second. What began as an acoustic side project for two founding members of the Jefferson Airplane (guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady) soon blossomed into an outfit that unafraid to plug and let it rip. 1998's double-disc set, THE BEST OF, is comprised of one disc of acoustic compositions and another of electrified rock n' roll. Totaling a hefty 30 tracks in length, just about every Hot Tuna fan fave is included--"Hesitation Blues," "Winin' Boy Blues," "Hit Single #1," and "Funky #7," to name but a few. THE BEST OF serves as a splendid introduction to the jammin' Hot Tuna.