Jorma Kaukonen With Tom HobsonQuah

Label:Grunt (3) – BFL1-0209
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Indianapolis Press, Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Blues
Style:Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Acoustic


Written-ByJorma Kaukonen
A2I'll Be All Right3:08
A3Song For The North Star
Written-ByJorma Kaukonen
A4I'll Let You Know Before I Leave
Written-ByJorma Kaukonen
A5Flying Clouds
Written-ByJorma Kaukonen
A6Another Man Done Gone
Interviewer, Recorded ByJohn And Alan Lomax, Ruby Pickens Tart*
Written-ByVera Hall
B1I Am The Light Of This World
Written-ByRev. Gary Davis
B2Police Dog Blues
Written-ByBlind Arthur Blake*
B3Blue Prelude
VocalsTom Hobson
Written-ByGordon Jenkins
B4Sweet Hawaiian Sunshine
VocalsTom Hobson
Written-ByTom Hobson
B5Hamar Promenade
Written-ByJorma Kaukonen

Companies, etc.



RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis pressing denoted by "I" stamp in runouts. Gatefold.
Recorded at Wally Heider's, San Francisco, California between 1972 & 1974.

Production Coordinator Pat Ieraci (Maurice)

The runout string on all variants of side A is stamped.
The runout string on all variants of side B is mainly etched, the stamped parts at the end start with "TML".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID: I
  • Rights Society (A1 to A6, B2, B4, B5): BMI
  • Rights Society (B1, B3): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): BFL1-0209-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): BFL1-0209-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 1): BFL1 0209A 1 I A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 1): BF C̶Y̶ ̶B̶F̶ L1-0209-B-7S TML-X I 1 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 2): BFL1 0209A 1 I A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 2): BF C̶Y̶ ̶B̶F̶ L1-0209-B-7S TML-M I 1 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 3): BF C̶Y̶ ̶B̶F̶ L1-0209-A-5S TML-S I A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 3): BF C̶Y̶ ̶B̶F̶ L1-0209-B-7S TML-M I A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 4): BFL1 0209A 1 I A1 NN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 4): BF C̶Y̶ ̶B̶F̶ L1-0209-B-7S TML-M I A1 MM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A variant 5): BFL1 0209A 1 + A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 5): BF C̶Y̶ ̶B̶F̶ L1-0209-B-7S TML-M I + A1

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  • McHomie's avatar
    QUAH is a low key masterpiece, a beautiful album of acoustic folk blues, anchored by "Genesis", "Song For The North Star", and a few interpretations of traditional blues standards including "Another Man Done Gone" and "I Am The Light Of The World". Tom Hobson sings on a pair of songs on the record's second side, and they fit in very well with the overall vibe of the record, especially "Blue Prelude". No issues with this pressing, Kaukonen's guitars and vocals sound warm and full, organic and pure. My copy has some occasional light surface noise, but plays nice and clean.
    • Thwolfe's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      I found out about the album only days ago, while reading up on Hot Tuna's "Burgers," a longtime pleasure, and found reviewers across the internet recommending Quah. Lo and behold, at my next record shop visit, it appeared, a first press for only $7.99, and I snatched it up. Serendipitous. I'm glad I did. I will add to those recommendations.

      The vinyl sounds absolutely pristine (I wonder if anyone ever actually played the record): quiet and crisp. The guitars sound amazing, and Jorma's voice is warm. And the songs and melodies are beautiful.

      It's hard to say why it flopped upon release. Perhaps it surprised people too much, as all the songs are quiet (Jorma's no stranger to quiet - e.g. Embryonic Journey - but never had an album full of introspective music). Perhaps the delay from the original release date put it against unfavorable competition. Perhaps Grunt just had awful distribution and marketing. Perhaps people got enough quiet music from Cat Stevens, Harry Chapin, and the like (for the record, there are similarities, but this is still Jorma; it's just... cooler). Whatever the case, it's a shame, but also a great feeling to find such a gem. Don't pass it by, especially if you find it at a good cost.


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