Jefferson Airplane

Don't Slip Away

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A real lost classic in Jefferson Airplane's catalog, "Don't Slip Away" is a true example of folk-rock. With its strong, major-key melody and some exquisite fingerpicking touches by Jorma Kaukonen, this song is not dissimilar to the Lovin' Spoonful's finer efforts. The lyrics are about a longing for love right at the verge -- something the early Airplane was great at. Overall, it makes you wish that there were more songs from the limited Marty Balin/Skip Spence songwriting partnership.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Takes Off 1966 Culture Factory 2:32
Gold Collection [Retro] 1998 Retro Music 2:34
White Rabbit [Master Tone 1998] 1998 Mastertone 4:22
Ignition 2001 RCA 2:34
Best of Jefferson Airplane [Direct Source] 2005 Direct Source 2:31