ZappaCast Episode #49: Robert Martin From Philadelphia
Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by multi-instrumentalist and vocal monster, Robert Martin.
Martin was in every Zappa band from 1981 through 1988, and is still very involved in Frank's music as part of the "The Zappa Band". Martin discusses his early career playing on classic Philly soul tracks, how he auditioned for Frank, and his thoughts on the often discussed '88 tour. => listen
New album by Jane Getter Premonition with Chad Wackerman
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the superb new studio album by Jane Getter Premonition, “Anomalia.” Jane’s band has carved out a niche at the intersection of jazz, rock, metal, and singer-songwriter styles with her masterful playing and complex and dynamic compositions and has dazzled audiences internationally on stage.
Citing musical influences such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, and Wes Montgomery, Jane has played with many luminaries in the worlds of jazz and rock and formed her band JANE GETTER PREMONITION to present her sophisticated compositions on record and on stage.
Assembling musicians Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa), plus Mark Egan (Pat Metheny), Gene Lake (David Sanborn), Stu Hamm (Joe Satrianni), special guests Vernon Reid and singers Randy McStine and Chanda Rule, the album “Anomalia” is the stunning result of a series of magical recording sessions and is her finest work to date.
Qobuz Live with Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers
Join Dan and David as they get into all the gory details of the newly released Frank Zappa Hi-Res albums. Ahmet Zappa is Frank’s son and CEO of Zappa Records, and Joe Travers is the revered Vaultmeister who oversees everything they release.
“Frank Zappa was passionate about making his music sound as good as possible,” Ume President & CEO Bruce Resnikoff said in advance of news that is sure to please the late guitarist’s legions of fans. On April 2, the label follows through on Zappa’s commitment to quality sound as nine of his iconic albums will be available in Hi-Res Audio for the first time, via streaming and download provider Qobuz.
The five-week campaign will span a series of drops totaling 29 releases between now and May 7th, with classic and influential albums released for download and streaming in Hi-Res audio quality for the first time.
The list of Hi-Res Frank Zappa albums to be released exclusively on Qobuz April 2 are: Absolutely Free, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Bongo Fury, Chicago ’78, Zappa In New York (40th Anniversary Deluxe), Orchestral Favorites (40th Anniversary), Halloween 81, Halloween 81 Highlights, The Mothers 1970 Box Set
Ein Tribut an Frank Zappa: Der Bildband
Unvergessene Momente. Legendäre Szenen. Fantastische Porträts. Dieser tolle Bildband zeigt die besten Aufnahmen von ausgewählten Profi-Fotografen.
Bildband in großem Format: 21,5 x 21,5 Zentimeter; komplett in Farbe; Cover in Premium Papier mit Filmlaminierung; hochwertige Aufnahmen von internationalen Profifotografen; großartige und unvergessene Momente; das perfekte Geschenk für alle Fans.
- Herausgeber : 27amigos (27. April 2021)
- Sprache : Deutsch
- Taschenbuch : 80 Seiten
- ISBN-10 : 3750502501
- ISBN-13 : 978-3750502505
- 27. April 2021
The Torture Never Stops - Frank Zappa Live (10CD Box)
CD #1: Fillmore West, San Francisco, 6th November 1970, KSAN FM Radio Broadcast
CD #2: Montreal, Quebec, 5th July 1971, CKGM FM Radio Broadcast
CD #3: Tape Library Broadcast, Garden City, New York, 31st December 1974, WLIR FM Radio Broadcast
CDs #4 & #5: Providence College, Rhode Island, 26th April 1975, FM Radio Broadcast
CDs #6 & #7: War Memorial Gym, Vancouver, 1st October 1975, CBC FM Radio Broadcast
CD #8: The Palladium, New York City, 2nd October 1977, KBFH FM Radio Broadcast
CDs #9 & #10: Live At The Palladium, New York, October 31st 1981, WNEW FM Radio Broadcast
"The Others Of Invention" by Peter van Laarhoven
Eventually, The Others Of Invention will count three volumes. Each volume will be made available as a black & white paperback, but also as a full colour hardcover book.
The paperback versions of Volume 1 and Volume 2 are already available.
- Volume 1 = FZ discography + OOI 1966 - 1999
- Volume 2 = OOI 2000 - 2012
- Volume 3 = OOI 2013 - 2020 + Zappanale productions
+ composition and artist index for the 3 volumes.
Paperback through Amazon is offered on Amazon.com, Amazon France, Germany, Spain and Japan.
“The Others Of Invention” lists bands and artists that have recorded and released compositions that were written by Frank Zappa. It also includes recordings that Frank Zappa contributed to, a handful of tributes, and even a couple of albums that include references to Frank Zappa. This is part one of three.
“The Others Of Invention” lists bands and artists that have recorded and released compositions that were written by Frank Zappa. It also includes recordings that Frank Zappa contributed to, a handful of tributes, and even a couple of albums that include references to Frank Zappa. This is part two of three.
new: The Frank Zappa Russian Releases Compendium
CDs, MP3 Collections, DVDs, Blu-Rays,
VHS, Cassettes, Vinyls
Section 1: Bootlegs & Pirate Copies
Section 2: MP3 Collections
Section 3: VHS, DVDs & Blu-Rays
Section 4: Music Cassettes
Section 5: Vinyl
Section 6: Just Out Of Curiosity
Section 7: Labels
limited to 30 copies
new: The Manchester Mystery (2CD)
1979 02 12 - Apollo Theater, Manchester, UK
Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Warren Cucurullo, Arthur Barrow, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf
Tracklist CD #1: Intro, Persona Non Grata, Dead Girls Of London, Ain't Got No Heart, Brown Shoes Don't Make It, Cosmik Debris, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, Dancin' Fool, Easy Meat, Jumbo Go Away, Andy, Inca Roads, Florentin Pogen, Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
Tracklist CD #2: Keep It Greasy, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, For The Young Sophisticate, Wet T-Shirt Nite, Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?, Peaches En Regalia, Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Father O'Blivion, Rollo, Strictly Genteel, Montana, Pound For A Brown, Mystery Rehearsal Piece, Deathless Horsie, Five-Five-Five
Label: Gossip – GOSS2CD046
Grandsheiks - playing Frank Zappa feat. Napoleon Murphy Brock
Freitag, 5. November 2021, 20:00 Uhr (Nachholtermin vom 24.10.2020)
Jazzhaus, Schnewlinstr. 1, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
Capital Theatre 1978 - 4CD Boxset – tbr: 29/01/21
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 13th 1978, WDHA-FM, 1st Show
Disc #1: 1. WNEW Intro, Lather, 2. Deathless Horsie / Band Intro, 3. Dancin' Fool, 4. Easy Meat, 5. Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me, 6. Keep It Greasy / Village Of The Sun, 7. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, 8. City Of Tiny Lights
Disc #2: 1. A Pound For A Brown, 2. Bobby Brown, 3. Conehead, 4. Flakes, 5. Magic Fingers, 6. Yellow Snow Suite, 7. Strictly Genteel, 8. Dinah-Moe Hum
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, October 13th 1978, WDHA-FM, 2nd Show
Disc #3: 1. Persona NonGrata, 2. Dancing Fool, 3. Easy Meat, 4. Bamboozled By Love, 5. Sy Borg, 6. Suicide Chump, 7. Little House I Used To Live In, 8. Village Of The Sun, 9. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
Disc #4: 1. City Of Tiny Lights, 2. A Pound For A Brown, 3. Piano Interlude, 4. Zeets / Drum Solo, 5. Yo Mama, 6. Magic Fingers, 7. Black Napkins, 8. Camarillo Brillo, 9. Muffin Man, 10. Strictly Genteel
new: Live Detroit 1976: New Improved Recipe (2CD)
Timeline presents the entire, original WRIF-FM broadcast of Frank Zappa, live from the Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI on 19th November 1976. Professionally re-mastered from the original FM broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos.
Disc 1: 1. WRIF Intro / 2. Purple Lagoon Pt.1/Stinkfoot / 3. Poodle Lecture / 4. Dirty Love / 5. Wind Up Working In A Gas Station / 6. Tryin' To Grow A Chin / 7. The Torture Never Stops / 8. City Of Tiny Lights / 9. A Pound For A Brown/Jam/Drum Solo / 10. Titties & Beer.
Disc 2: 1. Black Napkins / 2. Black Napkins Reprise/Purple Lagoon Pt.2 / 3. Zappa Introduces Additional Guests/Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink / 4. Would You Go All The Way? / 5. Daddy Daddy Daddy / 6. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are / 7. Dinah-Moe Hum/Purple Lagoon Pt.3 / 8. Stranded In The Jungle / 9. Camarillo Brillo / 10. Muffin Man / 11. Purple Lagoon Reprise
ZAPPA’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Set For 2021 Release
Several physical releases in two deluxe formats: a 3CD edition slated for February 19, 2021 and a 5LP box set planned for May 7, 2021, which will be available on 180-gram black vinyl as well as on limited-edition 180-gram smoke vinyl, exclusively via Zappa.com, uDiscover and Sound of Vinyl online stores.
The soundtrack features songs from Zappa’s record labels Straight and Bizarre Records such as “No Longer Umpire” from Alice Cooper’s debut album, Pretties For You, originally released on Straight in 1969; “The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes” by GTO’s, from the all-girl group’s one and only album, Permanent Damage, produced by Zappa. It also includes two classical compositions by Zappa’s lifetime inspirations Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky as well as several interview clips. The soundtrack is rounded out with 26 original score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary.
The soundtrack is a perfect complement to the film available as a limited edition 5-LP 180-gram smoke color vinyl set for the Zappa completist.
Showcasing 69 total songs, there are 12 previously unreleased recordings from the Zappa archive along with his 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from his extensive catalog spanning four decades; songs from Zappa’s labels Straight / Bizarre Records like “No Longer Umpire” by Alice Cooper and “The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes” by The GTO’s; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary – all of which give the universe a sonic exploration into the musical brilliance of Frank Zappa.
Frank & Co, by Co de Kloet
Frank & Co, by Co de Kloet, contains 460 pages of unique material about Frank Zappa, based on over 25 hours of tape recorded between 1977 and 1990.
Co de Kloet and Frank Zappa were friends for many years. Co, a Zappa music expert, recorded nearly every conversation. The two men also corresponded frequently. This unique material, which has never been published before as a book, is now available. However, Frank & Co is more than a book about Zappa’s music. It also includes Co’s favorite memories of Frank as well as interviews about Zappa with, among others, Flo & Eddie, Jimmy Carl Black and Pamela Zarubica. - Foreword by Dweezil Zappa.
New: Brest 1979 - Volume 1 & 2 (Vinyl)
Largely recorded live during 1977 and 1978, Frank Zappa’s 1979 double, Sheik Yerbouti, was the first release on the musician’s newly formed Zappa Records, following Frank’s departure from Warner Bros Records. Featuring the Grammy nominated Dancin’ Fool, as well as the controversial Bobby Brown, a track banned from US airplay.
Released on March 3rd ’79 - at the time Zappa was touring Europe, where his audience had long outweighed his domestic fan-base - the album became his best-selling album of all during his lifetime. On March 19th, the band performed at the Parc de Penfeld, in Brest, France, for a show that was recorded for live FM Radio Broadcast, transmitted across continental Europe and synched too on many US stations.
Featuring a line-up which included, Ike Willis and Warren Cuccurullo on guitars, Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keyboards, Ed Mann on percussion, Arthur Barrow on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, the musicianship was, as always, second-to-none, and the gig a roaring success with many describing it as among the fines Zappa played during this era.
New: Under The Covers (Vinyl)
Among the most respected composers of the 20th Century, Frank Zappa was never away from a studio or a writing location for long. But while this extraordinary artist could compose in just about every style imaginable - from daft doo-wop pastiche to challenging modern classical – he was never averse to covering the tunes of others, whether they be tunes by Igor Stravinsky and Edgar Varese or Lennon & McCartney and Holland, Dozier Holland.
This collection features 23 cover versions, all recorded in concert during Frank Zappa’s career, sometimes in humorous adaption, sometimes not, but always, as was Zappa and his numerous bands’ way, with musical perfection.
Catalogue Number: PARA352LP
Frank Zappa - The Nordic Stories
Frank Zappa - The Nordic Stories is a documentary about Frank Zappa and The Mothers' concerts and visits to the Nordic countries. In order for this to be possible, Matti Laipio (Fin), Ole Lysgaard (Dk), Cege Berglund (Swe) and Erland Bekkelund (Nor) have drawn up a battle plan for how this can be done.
Therefore, this has become a pioneering work made by Zappa enthusiasts to Zappa enthusiasts. Of course, we hope that the book will also reach those who were never allowed to be at any of the concerts.
The book is therefore earmarked to give the younger crowd an introduction to these historic concerts. Absolutt media is the initiator and will be responsible for the production and the actual release ..
Frank Zappa - The Nordic Stories. Pre-order before 30 September. Have one of the 300 numbered copies sent before publication on 31 October. Everyone who pre-orders is included in the ARF-ARF list in the book.
New: Your Mother Should Know (CD)
The Mothers continued touring in September, largely throughout Europe, during which Zappa played the famous Albert Hall in London for the first time - a venue at which he would later have a show cancelled for allegedly using obscene material. By November, the Mothers were back on home turf, playing on the East Coast and it was during this tenure that, on December 2 and 3 ’67 they played at The Fifth Dimension in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they performed one of their very finest shows of 1967.
- Big Leg Emma [2:14]
- Improv [19:39]
- America Drinks And Goes Home [2:39]
- Hungry Freaks Daddy [3:50]
- King Kong [15:46]
- Status Back Baby [1:37]
- Frank Zappa Interview [5:39]
New: Poughkeepsie Volume 1 & 2
Poughkeepsie Volume 1 (2LP)
SIDE A: The Deathless Horsie, Dancin’ Fool, Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me
SIDE B: Easy Meat, Keep It Greasey, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, City Of Tiny Lights
SIDE C: Pound For A Brown, Village Of The Sun, Bobby Brown
SIDE D: Conehead, Mo’s Vacation, The Black Page, Is That Guy Kidding Or What?
new: Frank Zappa - The Nordic Concerts
Frank Zappa - The Nordic Concerts is a documentary about Frank Zappa and The Mothers' concerts and visits to the Nordic countries. In order for this to be possible,
- Matti Laipio (Fin)
- Ole Lysgaard (Dk)
- Cege Berglund (Swe) and
- Erland Bekkelund (Nor)
have drawn up a battle plan for how this can be done. Therefore, this has become a pioneering work made by Zappa enthusiasts to Zappa enthusiasts. Of course, we hope that the book will also reach those who were never allowed to be at any of the concerts. The book is therefore earmarked to give the younger crowd an introduction to these historic concerts. Absolutt media is the initiator and will be responsible for the production and the actual release. => preorder
Unsere Zappanale #30,5 in Winnweiler
Vier Tage Online-Zappanale in Winnweiler bei Robert mit Hot-Rats-Torte, Live-Painting,
zwei Monitoren und einer riesige Leinwand-projektion, Flammkuchen, Paella, Gegrilltem, Currywurst mit Pommes, Saumagen, Kaffee und Kuchen, Käseplatte, Snacks, ...
Wenn halt nur online, dann doch wenigstens gemütlich! Unter dieser Devise verbrachten wir gemeinsam ein paar wirklich schöne Tage in der Pfalz.
Trotzdem vermissten wir die Besucher der Zappanale Exhibition, die vielen Gespräche und die Konzerte auf der kleinsten Zappanale-Bühne.
Vielen Dank für die vielen Rückmeldungen auf unseren Hot-Rats-Beitrag!
The Frank Zappa Vinyl-Bootleg Compendium
Avo posted the book on his site afka.net (The purpose of this site is to provide a little help to those that are looking for written material about Frank Zappa).
The Frank Zappa Vinyl-Bootleg Compendium
Nachdem es hier lange recht ruhig war, geht es nun endlich wieder weiter. Die Pause hatte einen guten Grund: In den letzten Monaten konzentrierte ich mich auf die Fertigstellung eines Buchs zum Thema Vinyl-Bootlegs. Nun liegt das Werk druckfrisch vor.
Nach Dieter Jakobs Buch aus dem Jahr 2007 war es m. E. höchste Zeit für ein aktualisiertes Werk zum Thema Frank Zappa Bootlegs auf Vinyl, da seitdem hunderte Bootlegs diverser, bis dahin nicht vorhandener Label auf den Markt kamen. Nach zwei Jahren Arbeit ist es nun so weit:
Das Buch hat 544 Seiten im Din á 4 Format und ist gedruckt auf hochwertigem 150g Bilderdruckpapier im HQ Vollfarbdruck. Das Cover hat einen Kunstledereinband, die Beschriftung setzt sich ab in einer Goldprägung. Aufgeführt und abgebildet sind ca. 900 Titel mit detaillierten Infos zu Label, Tracklists, Line-Ups, Spielorten, Erscheinungsjahr, Farbvarianten, Auflagen, Vieles ergänzt mit jeweils zeitrelevanten Interview-Auszügen und Presseartikeln.
Das Buch entstand mit Hilfe von Peter Müller und Robert Gsteu, die viele Bilder beisteuerten und mich bei den Korrekturen unterstützten. Dieter Jakob hat ebenfalls einige Bilder zur Verfügung gestellt, Robert Riedt half bei der Druckvorbereitung, den Druck selbst organisierte Matthias Wehrhahn, in dessen Verlag das Buch zum 25jährigen Jubiläum der Zappanale erschien.
- Section 1: Bootlegs
- Section 2: The Frank Zappa Kids Bootlegs (erstmals in einem Buch erwähnt)
- Section 3: The Jazz Moderne, Jokerman and White Bear Bootlegs (erstmals in einem Buch erwähnt)
- Section 4: 10”, Singles and EPs
- Section 5: Counterfeits (erstmals so ausführlich in einem Buch erwähnt)
- Section 6: Transcriptions and Liner Notes
Diese exklusive Auflage ist limitiert auf 100 Exemplare. Angeboten wird sie während der Öffnungszeiten und in den Räumen der Zappanale Exhibition 2020 mit einem 20%igen Preisvorteil zum späteren VK.
22.2.20, 20.00 Uhr Ensemble Modern - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Frank Zappa - Auszüge aus Yellow Shark und Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
- Dog / Meat - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
- Outrage at Valdez - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
- The Girl in the Magnesium Dress - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
- Ruth is Sleeping - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
- Get Whitey - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
- G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
- What will Rumi Do? - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
- Night School - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
- Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
- The Beltway Bandits - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript/ Orch. Ali N. Askin)
- A Pig With Wings - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Synclavier Transcription by Todd Yvega / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
- Put a Motor in Yourself - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch Ali N. Askin)
- Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
- Peaches En Regalia
(Orch. Ali N.
- Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
- G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
Dirigent: Jonathan Stockhammer
Ensemble Modern, Norbert Ommer (Klangregie)
Hommage an Jimmy Carl Black − 10 years gone
Eine Sondersendung auf RockRadio.de vom Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2018
Live via Skype - Moni Black / Musikzusammenstellung: Burkhard Schempp
Geronimo Black: Low Ridin' Man (Geronimo Black, 1972)
Zappa/Mothers/Beefheart: You're So Fine (1975 05 23 - El Paso TX, 1975)
Big Sonny And The Lo Boys: I'm A King Bee (In Heat, 1979)
Geronimo Black: Lovesick Blues (Welcome Back, 1980)
JCB: Ain't Got No Home (Clearly Classic, 1981)
JCB & The Mannish Boys: Big Leg Emma (A Lil' Dab'l Do Ya, 1987)
Arthur Brown & JCB: Fever (Brown Black & Blue, 1988)
Holzhaus, Black & Teresas: The T-Bone Shuffle (I Just Got In From Texas, 1988)
Ant Bee: JCB Speakin' At Ya (With My Favorite Vegetable And Other Bizarre Muzik, 1994)
Sandro Oliva: Junk Food / Mr. Green Genes (Who The Fuck Is Sandro Oliva? 1994)
The Jack And Jim Show: Big Boss Man (Locked In A Dutch Coffeshop, 1995)
The Jack And Jim Show: Sure 'Nuff And Yes I Do (Pachuco Cadaver, 1995)
JCB and Behind The Mirror: Jazz Is Not Dead (Cockroach Albert, 1998)
Farrell and Black: Stick Man (Black Limousine, 1999)
JCB and Behind The Mirror: Harder Than Your Husband (An Evening with... 2000)
Black-Estrada-Pini: 44 Blues / How Many More Years? (Hamburger Midnight, 2002)
Blind Riders On Mad Horses feat. JCB: Volunteered Slavery (Roland Kirk Memorial Barbecue, 2002)
JCB: Mercedes Benz (Singin' The Blues, 2003)
The Jack And Jim Show: Willie The Pimp (Live at Zappanale #14, 2003)
JCB & Cosmic Debris: Directly From My Heart To You (2004)
JCB: Like A Rolling Stone (How Blue Can You Get, 2007)
Compositions by Frank Zappa
Heikki Poroila: „You are reading an enhanced (corrected, enlarged and more detailed) PDF edition in English of my printed book Frank Zappan sävellykset (Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistys 2015, in Finnish).
I try to explain shortly the reasoning behind this yet-another-Frank-Zappa-monograph. The idea of listing all the compositions by Frank Zappa is an obsessive project typical for music librarians. It was matured during the years I was forced to tell many Finnish Zappa fans that the book Zappa äänitteillä [Recorded Zappa, 1995] by me and HEIKKI KARJALAINEN was out of print and in no circumstances was I willing to compile a new edition of its material.“
An analysis of the evolution of Frank Zappa’s BE-BOP TANGO
A Dissertation by William Morris Price, 2004 (pdf)