Of Course I Said Yes!: The Amazing Adventures of a Life in Music

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Arthur barrow shares stories of his life as a performer, studio musician, composer, and producer. He vividly describes his work with a wide range of artists including Frank Zappa, Diana Ross, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Joe Cocker, Giorgio Moroder, and many others. Zappa fans will be thrilled to have a look into Frank's creative process by someone who was actually there, and see the enormous effort made by his musicians to perform his astonishing and challenging music.

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Frank Talk: The Inside Stories of Zappa's Other People

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Wymer UK #ad - Following his highly successful previous book, zappa the hard way, frank zappa specialist andrewGreenaway’s second tome on the influential cult artist is something completely different!Frank Talk: The Inside Stories of Zappa’s Other People is compiled from over 40 interviews Greenaway has conducted during the past three decades, with the people who knew and worked with the legendary composer and musician.

Augmented with artwork and caricatures created by noted designer Antero Valério, Frank Talk gives an extraordinary insight into this musical genius that is piled on in layers. From zappa's own family including his brother and sister and eldest son, through to members of the mothers of invention such as jimmy carl black, through to the likes of Ike Willis, Dweezil, Roy Estrada & Don Preston - major discoveries like guitarists Warren Cuccurullo who went on to much success with Duran Duran & Steve Vai Alcatrazz / Dave Lee Roth / Whitesnake plus drummer extraordiniare Terry Bozzio who later formed Missing Persons as well as working with luminaries such as Jeff Beck and Mick Jagger, Scott Thunes and Mike Keneally who played in Zappa’s last touring band.

Frank Talk: The Inside Stories of Zappa's Other People #ad - With greenaway’s recognised knowledge of Zappa this book will undoubtedly compliment his previous title and be every bit as revered.

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The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa

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New Star Books #ad - Based on hundreds of interviews, and others who worked with Zappa, singers, copyists, engineers, artists, letters, and e mail correspondences with scores of musicians, The Big Note provides the liner notes that every album in the protean and prolific composer's oeuvre cries out for. Who's playing what on each track? when was this recorded? How did FZ put this together? Just what is the Apostolic Blurch Injector? What the heck are we listening to, anyway, and why does it sound so familiar?

It is the indispensible resource for any FZ fan or scholar. The big note is the complete guide to the music of frank Zappa, providing detailed notes about 1, 663 tracks on 100 albums recorded over 35 years, backed up by more than 1, 773 citations.

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Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary5 CD

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Zappa Records B07KS8SBJN #ad - Five CD set. In 1976, frank zappa played four historic sold-out concerts at The Palladium in New York City the week between Christmas and New Year's. The collection, consists of the main album in it's original mix, which will be housed in a limited-edition metal tin shaped like a NYC street manhole cover and includes a replica ticket from one of the shows, newly remastered by Bob Ludwig in 2018 and available for the first time since it's debut.

. To achieve the highest-level sound quality, the audio team went back to the original two-inch 24-track multi-track master tapes and transferred every reel at 96kHz 24-bit wavs. The four additional discs are loaded with relevant vault nuggets and more than three hours of unreleased live performances from the NYC Palladium concerts, representing every composition played during the concerts and the best alternate performances of every tune Zappa picked for the original album, all newly mixed in 2018.

Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary5 CD #ad - Underwood also contributes a solo piano version of "The Black Page" that has been newly recorded for this special edition. In celebration of it's eventual release in 1978, Zappa In New York is being released as expanded anniversary editions to commemorate the album's recent 40th anniversary. Overseen by the zappa family Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Vaultmeister Joe Travers.

The set also comes with a 60-page book featuring previously unseen live photos by Gail Zappa alongside extensive liner notes by band members Ruth Underwood and Ray White who were part of Zappa's band for these shows as well as an insightful essay by Joe Travers with Australian writer Jen Jewel Brown.

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FRANKIE & BOBBY: The Rest of Our Story

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - In frankie & bobby: growing up Zappa,, Frank’s younger brother, Charles R. Zappa—known as bobby—offered an engaging and entertaining vison of the childhood and development of one of the world’s most influential musicians. As his brother dedicates himself to music and social commentary, Charles pursues what many would consider an ordinary life.

And while frank’s death is a painful memory, the book ends with a positive reunion with Frank’s children, Moon and Dweezil. As he writes of his relationship with Frank, Charles also recreates pivotal aspects of American life, from the Vietnam era to the present day. The two brothers remain in intermittent touch, Gail, despite often successful attempts by Frank’s wife, to distance her famous husband from his family.

FRANKIE & BOBBY: The Rest of Our Story #ad - When frank is diagnosed with prostate cancer, the story takes a dark turn, one complicated by Gail’s sometimes inexplicable actions. Picking up where his first book left off, Charles recounts the years following his decision not to pursue a career in the music industry. Charles’s recollections shed light on questions about Frank’s death that have haunted Zappa fans for years, while raising new ones that may never be fully answered.

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The Roxy Performances 7 CDBox Set

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Zappa Records #ad - Zappa records presents The Roxy Performances. Also included is the sound check from december 8th and bonus content that features rehearsal nuggets and unreleased tracks along with highlights from the recording session at Bolic Studios that took place in conjunction with the filming dates. A 7-disc box set that contains the MOTHERLODE of all things Roxy.

Shrink-wrapped. All 4 public shows from december 9 & 10 1973, remixed in 2016 and presented in their entirety for the first time.

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Zappa the Hard Way

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Wymer UK #ad - Rather than replace thunes, zappa cancelled almost three months of concerts and never toured again - claiming to have lost $400, 000 in the process. In carrying out this role, thunes was apparently abrasive, blunt and rude to the other members and two factions quickly developed: Thunes and stunt guitarist Mike Keneally on the one side; the remaining nine band members on the other.

It is why, in zappa's own words, it was "the best band you never heard in your life" - a reference to East Coast American audiences who never got the chance to see this particular touring ensemble. Zappa appointed bass player Scott Thunes to rehearse the group in his absence. The atmosphere deteriorated as the tour progressed through America and on to Europe.

Author andrew greenaway has interviewed the surviving band members and others associated with the tour to unravel the goings on behind the scenes that drove Zappa to call a halt to proceedings, despite the huge personal financial losses. This paperback edition includes a foreword by zappa's sister candy, and an afterword by Pauline Butcher, Zappa's former secretary and author of 'Freak Out! My Life With Frank Zappa', 'Zappa The Hard Way' might just be the best book you've never read in your life! Shrink-wrapped.

Zappa the Hard Way #ad - In 1988 frank zappa toured with a twelve-piece band that had rehearsed for months, learned a repertoire of over 100 songs and played an entirely different set each night. Zappa the hard way' is the story of Frank Zappa's last ever world tour that ended in mutiny. Before leaving europe, zappa told the band that there were ten more weeks of concerts booked in the USA and asked them: "If Scott's in the band, will you do the tour?" With the exception of Keneally, they all said "no".

If you think touring can be fun, think again! Yes there were groupies and the usual paraphernalia associated with rock 'n' roll, but there was also bitterness and skulduggery on a scale that no one could imagine.

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Halloween 77 3 CD

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UMe #ad - Recorded live at the palladium in NYC, Zappa performed 6 shows 28-31 October. 4 shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa's movie 'Baby Snakes. The halloween 77 3cd version includes the halloween night show in its entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, plus select tracks from the other 5 shows. Shrink-wrapped.

Halloween was frank zappa's favorite holiday & by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary.

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Rehearsal Broadcast

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UNICORN #ad - One of the tour s finest shows was played at the tower theatre, a concert broadcast locally on FM Radio, and for which not just the full performance was included, Upper Darby in Philadelphia, but the rehearsals and sound check were likewise transmitted across the airwaves. Shrink-wrapped. Beginning with frank conducting the fans, it concludes sometime later with a somewhat astonishing version of Led Zeppelin s Stairway to Heaven.

Travelling around with, uh, eleven guys, like we leave right after the show tonight and take an eight-hour bus ride to Cleveland, you know, so it's a little bit like going to camp. Frank zappa s final tour featuring his own band took place in 1988 to rapturous plaudits from fans and critics alike. Yeah, it's a blast'.

Rehearsal Broadcast #ad - And: 'yeah, you know, well, we have fun with that band. Taking in us and european dates, during the first US leg of the tour a rather joyful Frank Zappa had this to say about his new band: 'You know, it's the best band in the world'. This cd features this fascinating rehearsal broadcast along with another unique feature of this particular date; the audience request section, during which the band play numbers chosen by audience members during the second half of the gig.

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Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa

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Plexus Publishing #ad - Shrink-wrapped. A vivid depiction of the late sixties rock ’n’ roll scene and the stark realities behind Hollywood’s perceived glamor, this memoir is also the most revealing and intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written. The assignment would change her life forever. After this chance encounter, at frank's request, Pauline moved with him, his family and his band the Mothers of Invention to a log cabin in the Hollywood Hills.

In 1967, 21-year-old pauline butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when one evening a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist to come to his hotel room. Used book in Good Condition. Shrink-wrapped. There, eric clapton, marianne faithfull, including mick Jagger, the 'straight' young girl from Twickenham spent her days in the company of a succession of famous names, George Harrison, Captain Beefheart and Tiny Tim.

Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa #ad - Often working nights and sleeping days, for three years pauline served as Zappa's secretary, the United Mutations and organising rehearsals, live appearances and recording sessions for the GTOs Girls Together Outrageously, running his fan club, an all-female rock act supported and produced by Zappa. Freak out! is the captivating story of a naive young girl thrust into the mad world of a musical legend.

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Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards and Studio Equipment

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Backbeat #ad - Shrink-wrapped. His working life coincided with the explosive development of music technology that ran from the 1960s through the following three decades. Used book in Good Condition. Without such inventions as the marshall amplifier, the wah-wah pedal, the gibson SG, and the Synclavier – much of it modified to his requirements and used in ways for which they had never been designed – Zappa's “air sculptures ” as his music has been described, would have had a significantly different shape and texture.

Lavishly illustrated – including over 180 unique photographs of frank Zappa's guitars and equipment taken by the author at his UMRK studio in LA and featuring a foreword by Dweezil Zappa – Zappa Gear offers an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind the legendary music. In addition to a detailed presentation of the equipment, Zappa Gear also introduces some of the pioneering inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs without whom the instruments would not exist.

Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards and Studio Equipment #ad - Zappa gear is an official frank zappa book produced and written with the full cooperation and endorsement of Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family Trust. Frank zappa was an unremitting musical innovator and experimenter, always looking for ways to exploit the latest advances in technology. Shrink-wrapped.

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