19.9.1985 - Frank Zappa spricht vor dem US-Senat

Ein Artikel zum Jubiläum bei udiscover-music.de

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.

Cal Schenkel´s Illustrations Of Frank Zappa…

… and The Story That Inspired ‘Calvin & His Hitch-Hikers’


To say Schenkel’s work for Zappa helped perpetuate the myth and madness of Frank Zappa would be an understatement. => dangerousminds.net

Ray White interview during X-Jamm 2020

Full interview @ theguitarchannel.biz (reserved for subscribers).

Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter talk ‘Bill & Ted 3′, KISS, Dogstar and Frank Zappa

Bill & Ted Face the Music came out on Friday, which found Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves slipping back into their iconic roles for the first time in nearly 30 years. It's a terrifically entertaining film, funny and sweet.


Craig Parker Adams: Mixing Frank Zappa

Craig is the leading engineer for the Zappa Family Trust, which controls the regular releases of Frank Zappa material drawn from the vast, meticulous archive that Frank left behind when he died in 1993.


Do Politics Belong In Music?

ZappaCast  EPISODE 45: As the US enters the most high stakes political season of modern times, ZappaCast takes a deep dive into Frank Zappa's political songs, as well as a listen to a few eerily prescient interviews. Host Scott Parker welcomes Ed Komara, and new ZappaCast producer, Phil Surkis, to the panel. So remember, register to vote, run for office, and listen to this podcast.

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.


  1. Big Leg Emma  [2:14]
  2. Improv  [19:39]
  3. America Drinks And Goes Home  [2:39]
  4. Hungry Freaks Daddy  [3:50]
  5. King Kong  [15:46]
  6. Status Back Baby  [1:37]
  7. 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?

Poughkeepsie Volume 2 (2LP)

SIDE A: I Have Been In You, Flakes, Magic Fingers, Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow  

SIDE B: Nanook Rubs It, St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast, Father O’Blivion, Rollo  

SIDE C: Little Houses I Used To Live In, Tell Me You Love Me  

SIDE D: Yo Mama, Black Napkins  


Devin Townsend Announces "Order Of Magnitude - Empath Live Volume 1"



Recorded in December 2019 in London, UK on the penultimate night of the tour in support of his latest album ‘Empath’, this run of shows saw Devin joined by an incredible line-up of musicians.


The band was made up of guitarists Mike Kenneally (ex-Frank Zappa) and Markus Reuter (Stick Men, The Crimson Project), drummer Morgen Agren (Kaipa, Mats & Morgan, Frank Zappa), bassist Nathan Navarro, Haken keyboard player Diego Tejeida, and guitarist/vocalist Ché Aimee Dorval, as well as vocalists Samantha & Anne Preis and Arabella Packford.

Halloween 81




Halloween 81: Live At The Palladium, New York City, recorded on October 31, 1981 (two shows) and November 1, 1981 (1 show), is the next of the iconic Frank Zappa Halloween boxset concerts.


The box consists of 6 CDs containing 3 complete concerts featuring all tracks newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes shocking fans with 78 unreleased live tracks. 


Fans will be treated to a Count Frankula mask along with a red & black cape as well. 


This king-size offering also showcases a 52-page booklet with photos including new liner notes by touring band member Robert Martin, Vaultmeister Joe Travers and fan-in-attendance Gary Titone.


tbr: 2020-10-02


DISC #1: 10/31/81 – early show


DISC #2: 10/31/81 – early show - cont’d


DISC #3: 10/31/81 – late show


DISC #4: 10/31/81 – late show 2 – cont’d


DISC #5: 11/01/81


DISC #6: 11/01/81 – cont’d

A 1-CD “highlights” disc titled Halloween 81: Highlights From The Palladium, New York City will also be released.  It offers performances from all three concerts plus an exclusive performance of “Strictly Genteel” from November 1 which is not included on the box set.  It’s not yet clear whether the track was excised from the box for timing or other reasons.  The standard jewel-case release has new liner notes by Joe Travers.

Zappacast #44

It's Zappacast #44! Here we have more fun and merriment with our very own Mick Ekers, who chats with Scott and Ian about his must-have book ZAPPA GEAR! Splodgeness Abounds? Maybe, if we knew what that meant! In any case, get thee to a bookstore (if they're open!) or to your favorite online retailer and get your copy of ZAPPA GEAR right NOW!!! => listen

Jakob Ilja: mein Klassiker ist „Over-Nite Sensation“

Jakob Ilja ist Gitarrist der Band Band Element of Crime. In der Serie „Die goldene Zeit Anfang 70“ des Radiosenders Deutschlandfunk erzählt er über die für ihn eingängigste Zappa-Scheibe.

Frank Zappa music documentary out in November

The film, directed by English actor and “Bill & Ted” star Alex Winter, will feature appearances from a variety of friends, family members and collaborators of the late American multi-instrumentalist musician.


Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

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

new: L. Shankar - Chepleeri Dream

Revered violin player and vocalist L. Shankar proudly presents his newest album featuring a host of groundbreaking artists! Chepleeri Dream includes guest performances by Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Tony Levin, Chester Thompson, Scott Page of Supertramp & Pink Floyd, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, and others!


  1. In My Heart 03:46
  2. Faith 04:40
  3. Spreading All Over 04:30
  4. Can’t Wait 04:49
  5. Chepleeri Dream 06:41
  6. Suppose 04:41
  7. Knowing You 05:19
  8. Ocean Waves 04:36
  9. New World 03:27
  10. 03:27
  11. Emotions 04:07

Bennett Glotzer, Longtime Music Manager, Dies at 86

Some more sad news: Longtime music manager Bennett Glotzer, who helped guide the careers of such legendary artists as Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa, died on July 9 in Los Angeles due to complications from heart disease. He was 86. Read more @ billboard.com

Miss Mercy, Frank Zappa Muse and GTO Co-Founder, Dead at 71

Miss Mercy, the Frank Zappa muse and style icon who co-founded GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), has died at age 71, according to a social media message that fellow GTO Pamela Des Barres posted Tuesday. No cause of death was given. read more @ rollingstone.com

Frank Zappa – Immer ein Freak

Kompletter Artikel der Juli-Ausgabe des Musikexpress zum Nachlesen.

Live Jam: Devin Townsend, Mike Keneally, Morgan Ågren, Nathan Navarro

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!

Ö1 Kunstsonntag: Milestones: Frank Zappa: „The Grand Wazoo“

Frank Zappas grandioser Vorstoß in den Big-Band-Fusion-Jazz, Gestaltung: Michael Neuhauser

Zu hören auf oe1.orf.at

Zappa & Mothers Excel at Bayfront (07.13.74)

The Bayfront crowd knew just what to do from the moment the band hit the stage. From the opening strains of “Penguin in Bondage” straight through “Apostrophe,” the grand finale, the Mothers played off the energy of the audience, exploring new avenues, reaching incredible peaks => musicfestnews.com

"Wilde Zeiten" im Zeitungsmuseum Wadgassen

Das Deutsche Zeitungsmuseum in Wadgassen zeigt bis zum 27. September eine Ausstellung mit Arbeiten des Pressefotografen Günter Zint (*1941).


Seine Aufnahmen sind Dokumente einer frühen Bundesrepublik, die seinerzeit im Spiegel, im Stern oder in der Quick gedruckt worden waren - Aufnahmen von Studenten-Unruhen, aber auch von Stars wie Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Who oder den Beatles.


Ein Gespräch mit Roger Münch, dem Leiter des Deutschen Zeitungsmuseums in Wadgassen, über die Ausstellung mit Fotoarbeiten von Günter Zint.

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).

Ray Rayburn Receives AES Fellow Award

Rayburn has been an engineer in acoustics, audio systems, and telecommunications for 40 years, and in addition to designing audio systems for some of the most well-known venues in the world, he has also recorded the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Frank Zappa.

Persuasion Self Defense & Frank Zappa

In „The Manny Wolfe Show“ Adil Amarsi makes complex formulas and ideas so simple anyone can apply and use them in the life.


The Manny Wolfe Show: Manny Wolfe helps busy, successful Visionary Coaches and Authors, who want more credibility, impact, and income, but who are too busy to do it all themselves.

A Conversation with Zappa, Vol. 2

From a conversation with Zappa at his home, 1988 => americansongwriter.com

A Conversation with Zappa, Vol. 1

From a conversation with Zappa at his home, 1988 => americansongwriter.com

Was hat Frank Zappa mit Bad Doberan zu tun?

Netter kleiner Bericht auf erstes-seebad.de

Top 15 Gloriously Weird Facts About Frank Zappa

In his personal life as well as his music he was weird and sharp in equal measure, and brimming with vital positivity he bestowed upon everything he touched. As a result, his story truly is one of a kind, and let me tell you, weird certainly is an understatement here. In this article, we'll be taking a look at some of the strangest facts about Frank Zappa, in homage of the great musician's life and works, and, as always, do feel free to add any other weird facts about him in the comments below. => ultimate-guitar.com

MOJO 321 – August 2020



MOJO 321 features Paul Weller, Frank Zappa, Little Richard, Fontaines DC, the new Dylan album and more.


FRANK ZAPPA Under the off-colour ‘folklore’ and mindblowing polyrhythms, what made rock’s ultimate refusenik really tick? Mark Paytress asks family and bandmates.


Also in the issue: Bob Dylan’s all-new album; Little Richard and the Big Bang of rock’n’roll; Steve Cropper’s soul odyssey. Plus: The Go-Go’s, Fontaines DC, Dion, Cat Stevens, Shirley Collins, Robert Johnson, Pretenders, Blake Mills, Florian Schneider, Brian Wilson, Grateful Dead, the last interview with The Pretty Things’ Phil May, and… in lockdown with Glen Matlock and Earl Slick!

The Frank Zappa Show on WMPG 90.9

All aspects of Frank Zappa music will help remind us to unyeildingly be ourselves. Freedom fighter Buddy B. is your future for free radio in and around the music of uncle Frank.


Listen to the show from June 11, 2020


and the past shows from June 4, 2020 and May 28,2020 and May 21, 2020 and May 14,2020

14.01.2021, 20:00 Uhr Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

MOZART Rondo A-Dur für Klavier und Orchester
FRANK ZAPPA G-Spot Tornado

FRANK ZAPPA The black page

MOZART Rondo D-Dur für Klavier und Orchester
ZAPPA Dupree’s Paradise
TRADITIONELL American Gospels
ZIMMERMANN Trompetenkonzert Nobody knows
de trouble I see
LED ZEPPELIN Stairway to Heaven
Obi Jenne Schlagzeug
Mini Schulz Bass
Simon Höfele Trompete
Leah Jones Gesang
Dirigent und Pianist Frank Dupree


Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Beethoven-Saal
Berliner Platz 1
70174 Stuttgart

MOO-AH Festival 19-20 March 2021…

… with Muffin Men, Guranfoe, Burger & The Beast, Jimmy Carl Black Memorial Barbecue House Band, Orange Claw Hammer, Treacherous Cretins and Fred Händl! Tickets will go on sale shortly. Any profit made by the festival will go to ProstAid. In the event that the festival is cancelled due to Coronavirus, full refunds will be given.

Frank Zappa’s 1970 Mothers Lineup Celebrated With New Box Set


Unheard recordings from Frank Zappa’s short-lived but beloved 1970 lineup of the Mothers feature in the upcoming box set The Mothers 1970, a four-disc set featuring 70 unreleased studio and live tracks out of the legendary guitarist’s Vault.


The Zappa Trust announced the June 26th-bound release with the newly unearthed “Portuguese Fenders,” a searing live instrumental boasting a fiery Zappa solo; the track was discovered among other live performances Zappa recorded himself on his personal tape recorder.


Read more a look at the complete tracklist => here 

Ike Willis: Frank Zappa Alumn relief

"Greetings, everyone - As we ALL find ourselves experiencing this planet - wide pandemic, each passing day brings MORE challenges and hardships to our lives and NO ONE is immune - Last night, our sister Dr. Dot reminded us of this fact, that we ARE all in this together, so we of the Willis Family are TRULY grateful for Dot's efforts on our behalf as well as anyone else who is able-Many thanks, much love and improved health to EVERYONE".
Ike Willis, vocalist and guitarist for Frank Zappa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ike_Willis as well as many artists, is facing extreme hardship during this Pandemic. Artists depend on touring to stay alive and as we all know, that has stopped and who knows when it will resume.
If you can contribute $5 or $10 to Ike and his wife Denise and their kids, it will be much appreciated.
NO Zappa alum was "in it for the money" as Zappa's music had "No commercial potential". These artists were in it for the MUSIC; the music we LOVE. Please help Ike if you can. When things resume, go see Ike live; he is the type to come out and speak to all of his fans, pose for pix and sign autographs. I have known Ike since I was a teenager. To know him is to love him.


Dr. Dot

Radio France les concerts - Ensemble Musikfabrik

Samedi 12 décembre 2020 18h00 Maison de la radio - Studio 104

Zappa octogénaire ? Certes, il nous a quittés en 1993, mais celui qui fut à la fois chanteur, guitariste, compositeur et cinéaste était né en 1940 à Baltimore. S’il est impossible de le cloîtrer dans un genre précis (la pop music ? le jazz ?), sauf peut-être la musique contemporaine au sens le plus large et le plus flou du terme, Frank Zappa a marqué bien des musiciens qu’il a connus, jusqu’à Pierre Boulez (trois titres de Zappa ont été enregistrés à l’Ircam en 1984). En contrepoint au programme donné par l’Orchestre Philharmonique le 11 décembre, ce concert, auquel participera Napoleon Murphy Brock, fait revivre la figure de l’un des pères de l’invention.

Moggio, The Black Page, Lemme Take You to the Beach, Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra, RDNZL, Village of the Sun, Echidna’s Art (of You), Don’t You Ever Wash that Thing?, Florentine Pogen, Inca Roads

FRANK WINGOLD guitare électrique
CHRISTOPHER BRANDT basse électrique

DIRK ROTHBRUST percussion et direction

Radio France remercie ses spectateurs d'anticiper les contrôles de sécurité aux entrées en se présentant 45 minutes avant les concerts.

I am the American Dream

2008 wurde auf SWR 2 ein 6 teiliges Feature zur Autobiographie von Frank Zappa – I am the American Dream gesendet. Hier der Originaltext von 2008:


Vor 15 Jahren, am 4. Dezember 1993, starb Frank Zappa, kurz vor seinem 53. Geburtstag. Im Musikschwerpunkt von SWR2 darf der Tabubrecher und „faktische Konservative“, wie er sich selbst bezeichnete, nicht fehlen, weil er heute nämlich uns fehlt. Zu Zappas Zeiten war es keine Frage, dass Rockmusik witzig und ironisch sein kann – ja eigentlich sein muss, rebellisch und anarchisch. In einem Kongress-Hearing im Jahr 1985 setzte sich Zappa für seine Kollegen Springsteen und Prince ein, denen vorgeworfen wurde, die Jugend mit pornografischen Texten zu verderben; auch viele von Zappas Texten sind in dieser Beziehung nicht ohne. Aber vor allem war Frank Zappa Musiker, offen für Neues und für Experimente; schon als Teenager entdeckte er die neue Musik von Edgar Varèse und war begeistert. Später komponiert er selber welche, beispielsweise eine Orchestersuite für hauptsächlich klassische Instrumente namens „The Yellow Shark“, der gelbe Hai.


Viel Spass beim anhören!

KNON 89.3 FM Interview, Dallas, Texas August 18, 1989

When Frank was promoting his autobiography, I had the good fortune of being a DJ at a local Community Radio station KNON.

Although our show was 2 hours of live Grateful Dead, I was able to get Frank on for a one hour interview. I followed that with an hour of great Zappa. Frank was incredibly gracious and SO FUN to talk with.

Record Store Day 2020


Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore


Format: 2LP

Label: UMC

Quantity: 5000


To promote his installment project, 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore', Frank Zappa created this sampler, consisting of hand-picked live performances, ranging from 1969 to 1984, from his legendary vault. This 2020 Collector's Edition double LP was mastered by Bernie Grundman. Pressed on 180-gram individual red & yellow transparent vinyl discs.


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.



  • Preface
  • 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


  1. Dog / Meat - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  2. Outrage at Valdez - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  3. The Girl in the Magnesium Dress - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  4. Ruth is Sleeping - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  5. Get Whitey - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  6. G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  7. What will Rumi Do? - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
  8. Night School - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  9. Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
  10. The Beltway Bandits - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript/ Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  11. A Pig With Wings - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Synclavier Transcription by Todd Yvega / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  12. Put a Motor in Yourself - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch Ali N. Askin)
  13. Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  14. Peaches En Regalia (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  15. Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  16. G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)


Dirigent: Jonathan Stockhammer

Ensemble Modern, Norbert Ommer (Klangregie)

  • mehr Bilder rund um dieses Konzert findet ihr auf Steffens Seite Parachute Mind.
  • einen Mitschnitt gibt´s natürlich auch: zu finden bei den Zappateers.

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.“


You can read and download it for free.

An analysis of the evolution of Frank Zappa’s BE-BOP TANGO