Not your typical alley...

Not your typical alley...

Foto by Phil Jacobs

This Jazz Alley gig is a boatload of fun. Our pal Steve James stopped by night before last to say HI on his way to Eastern Europe. Steve is the best, and a master of his craft. Check out his song, Talco Girl if nothing else!

Jack, Steve, Jorma

Jack, Steve, Jorma

Selfie by Jack Casady

Here we go from last night:

Hot Tuna 37 & 38, 2015
The Acoustic Duo
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Seattle, Washington
Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Show:
1. New Song For The Morning
2. Ain’t In No Hurry
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
5. Barbeque King
6. Sea Child
7. Living In The Moment
8. 99 Year Blues
9. Things That Might Have Been
10. Where There’s Two There’s Trouble
11. I See The Light
12. How Long Blues
13. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning
14. Encore: Embryonic Journey
Second Show:
1. True Religion
2. San Francisco Bay Blues
3. In My Dreams
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
5. Come Back Baby
6. That’ll Never Happen No More
7. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
8. Blue Railroad Train
9. Serpent Of Dreams
10. Whining Boy Blues
11. Good Shepherd
12. Death Don’t Have Mo Mercy
13. Candy Man
14. I Know You Rider
15. Encore: Genesis

A long night, but a good one.

Jorma check out his ironing job!

Jorma check out his ironing job!

One more tonight and home tomorrow.


  1. One more thing while I’m thinking of it… Please put up some Vital Parts shows on your DL site. I really dug that stuff!

  2. This is a little late, but I caught both Saturday shows… Thank you both for a wonderful evening. Last time was in 1991 on the East Coast. I liked these shows better (not that it’s a contest of course). I knew you wouldn’t do any repeats, and got a few personal favorites. Come back soon!

  3. Comment made on October 15, 2015 by Bill

    And he irons great too!!! Is there nothing this guy can’t do? When are you coming to Massachusetts again? 🙂

  4. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    I’ve always been with Neil on this…there is someting just perfect about possessing vinyl. It just seems to breathe.

    Which makes me think back. Of all the doodads and gadgets I’ve owned over the years, Discwasher may have been the most sublime 🙂

  5. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by andriy

    If you ever come to NYC., there are a few retail stores that buy used records, as well as CD’s and DVD’s.

    Nothing better than listening to an LP. For more of this opinion, read the Neil Young autobiography: “Waging Heavy Peace”.

    If you like vintage cars and vehicles, read Neil Young’s “Special Deluxe”.

    If you are interested in vintage cars/vehicles and motorcycles:
    watch “Jay Leno’s Garage”.


  6. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by andriy

    At some point in the past, Yiddish word translation into English, added a
    “sch” to words that are actually pronounced in English as: “sh”
    the English pronunciation of the word : “school”.
    Why would “schmuck”, be spelled as if the letter “c” had anything to do with the

    Tonight will be the chance for Bernie to shine.

    It’s “shmuck”!)

  7. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by Dusty

    @jim hitchcock
    As Dylan wrote in Highway 61, “where can I get rid of these things?” I have the LP Meddle, along with Obscured BY Clouds, and several dozen more of assorted artists, that I can’t find a market for. All or most in great condition. If one prefers analog vinyl with a good turntable I’m your guy. If I wasn’t so old they would not be for sale, as I still give them a spin. Any connoisseurs out there?

    Jorma, please pardon this one time; not using your blog for Craigslist…….

  8. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by andriy

    Jim, tonight we will support Bernie, who will have his hands full against the extremely coached Hill(Bill) Clintonian cluster-shupt.
    If Bernie can just keep calm, he may be able to do well.@jim hitchcock

  9. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by andriy

    Barbara J. here:
    Yes, most wonderful!@jim hitchcock

  10. Comment made on October 13, 2015 by Clay

    IKR! I can’t recall EVER hearing it in the 40 yrs I’ve been going. An all time fav. And I went to the late show that night. That’s OK Genesis is a close 2nd

  11. Comment made on October 12, 2015 by Chuck Hanson

    Saw the 7:30 show on Sat. at Jazz Alley. Loved the show!

  12. Comment made on October 12, 2015 by johno

    You gotta be kidding me – New Song for the Morning – Acoustic!!!!

  13. Comment made on October 12, 2015 by Carla Flynn

    What a wonderful show last night. I hope you come back often. I’ve been listening to you for 40+ years. Feels like you are playing my life soundtrack. Thanks for the music. Much love. Carla.

  14. Comment made on October 12, 2015 by jim hitchcock

    Been a couple of years since I lost my pal Seamus the Wonder Parrot. Why did I name him Seamus, you ask? Well, I happened to be listening to Pink Floyd’s Meddle that night, and Seamus was a favorite track:

    ‘I was in the kitchen, Seamus that’s the dog was outside’.

    Weird, I know, but Seamus was a weird and wonderful critter. Found out years later that Seamus was Irish speak for James 🙂

  15. Comment made on October 11, 2015 by andriy

    Being not one to waste a bit of cyberspace:
    Steve James:
    Was it you who sent me a tape of your music? Was it a live tape cassette that was taped during one of your shows at a club?
    At that time, I was the only way to connect with Ronnie, other than through
    Ian Mac.

    All I can remember, is in the mid-90’s, I received it and brought it to Ronnie, who loved it.

    If I did not follow up with you, please understand that the timing was difficult.

  16. Comment made on October 11, 2015 by andriy

    Barbara J. here (again):
    (Because nobody else is here):

    Back in the day, a long time ago and several times since then (especially before the internet):
    I had to argue it out between fans of “Stephen James” (out of Dublin, Ireland)
    and “Steve James”(out of NYC.)
    You had to be there to appreciate my frustration, trying to explain.

    In that situation, as well as quite a few other conversations:
    I had to start singing: ” I Can’t Explain”.

    Ronnie Lane knew your music, Steve James.

    All best to you and yours, Steve James.

  17. Comment made on October 11, 2015 by andriy

    one more time:
    Steve James !!!

  18. Comment made on October 11, 2015 by Karen Beck

    Heading to Jazz Alley soon for some “Hot Tuna” and hear great tunes too! Hoping for a chance to say hello in person to these guys I spent many a New Years Eve with many moons ago! Simple “hello” best wishes &’pic to share would be such a treat for this former FM Dj and native Californian.

  19. Comment made on October 11, 2015 by John O'Leary

    I would have bet on the 2nd set as the winner. Luckily, catching both guaranteed that I’d win either way. Thank you. So what was that about photos of scarecrows wearing t-shirts?

    • Comment made on October 14, 2015 by Jorma

      Anyone who bought a ladies small T-shirt that night could dress their scarecrow with it… take a picture… send it to Vanessa and maybe win a prize…


  20. Comment made on October 11, 2015 by andriy

    Barbara J. here:
    Steve James! Check out his music, as much of it as you can.

    Jorma: check out amazon for handheld portable fabric steamers.
    Never iron again.

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