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Happy Birthday, Frank Zappa!

Now playing:  The Mothers of Invention!

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Frank Zappa – “Chunga’s Revenge”

12-19-12        Frank Zappa – “Chunga’s Revenge” On 12-19-70 Andy Williams’ “Greatest Hits” LP was No. 1 in England.  Also on 12-19-70 Frank Zappa “Chunga’s Revenge” LP charts at No. 43 in England.  12/19/64 the Sandie Shaw 45 “Girl Don’t Come” … Continue reading

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Zappa Chronology

11-29-12        Zappa Chronology John Mayall born 1933 As some of you will be aware, The Zappa Family Trust has allowed Universal Music to re-issue dozens of titles previously only available on Rykodisc.  In some cases, they went back to the … Continue reading

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FZ on DVD #2

11-19-12        FZ on DVD #2 Jazzer Don Cherry born 1936; singer Ofra Haza born 1957. Continuing my look at Frank Zappa on DVD, we have his film “200 Motels” (1971).  There’s a bit on contention, about the legitimacy of this … Continue reading

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FZ on DVD #1

11-13-12        FZ on DVD #1 Idris Muhammad born 1939; Terry Reid born 1949; on 11-13-71 Rod Stewart “Every Picture Tells A Story” LP is No. 1 in England; on 11-13-76 Led Zeppelin’s live album “The Song Remains The Same” 2LP … Continue reading

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Zappa re-issues

http://www.platomania.eu/etalage/list/id/1532/Zappa+Records The Zappa catalogue (Part 1) gets re-issued yet again on August 3rd, 2012 by Universal in Europe! No word yet on which masters will be used for “Hot Rats”; looks like they’re doing both “Cruisin’ With Ruben & The … Continue reading

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A Summer Memory (1972)

6-20-12          Summer Memory (1972) Jazz sax man Eric Dolphy born 1928 – first day of summer. I have a fairly innocent summer memory that likely dates from 1972, which I would like to share with you today. My dad and … Continue reading

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What Gets Me Up To Frank Zappa?

5-3-12             What gets me up to Frank Zappa? Singer Bing Crosby born 1904, Soul Brother #1 James Brown born 1928; Take Me To The Bridge. Been doing lists lately; what records did I hear before I arrived at “Freak Out” … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa Re-issues

http://theseconddisc.com/2012/04/19/freak-out-early-zappa-classics-coming-from-universal/ There is a possibility that they could “right some wrongs” by issuing the vinyl mixes of “Hot Rats” and “Ruben & The Jets” on CD… I wonder why they’re missing a few?  I understand why there’s no “200 Motels”, … Continue reading

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Time Machine 1972

4-9-12                         Time Machine Phonolog Reports – New Releases Week of April 10, 1972 Caught my eye: THE MOTHERS – Just Another Band From L.A. (Reprise 2075) (LP/CD) GROUNDHOGS – Who Will Save The World? (U.A. UAS-5570) (LP/CD) DEEP PURPLE – … Continue reading

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