FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS GRAND WAZOO FOC 12" LP VINYL

Album:  This is the 1972 jazz fusion album by Frank Zappa. Composed and recorded during Zappa's period of convalescence following his assault in London, the album, along with its "twin brother" Waka/Jawaka (July 1972), represent Zappa's foray into big band fusion, the logical progression from Hot Rats (1969), which used a much smaller lineup.

Album:  Genuine 1972 issue with Warner Bros / Kinney / WEA on the record's label

 

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Collectors information & Description:
 

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

This album "FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - Grand Wazoo" includes the origina Reprise company inner sleeve

Music Genre:
 
Rock, Prog Rock, Jazz Fusion Rock 
Album Production Information:
 

The album: "FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - Grand Wazoo" was produced by: Frank Zappa

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Kerry McNabb

This album was recorded at: Paramount Studios, Hollywood

Album cover Illustration: Cal Schenkel

Album cover photography: Ed Caraeff, Barry Feinstein, Tony Esparza

Label Information:
 
REPRISE 44209
Media Format:
 
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  
Year & Country:
 
1972 Made in Germany

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - Grand Wazoo

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Zappa – guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Mike Altschul – woodwind
  • Bill Byers – trombone
  • Chunky (Lauren Wood)– vocals
  • Lee Clement – percussion
  • George Duke – keyboards, vocals
  • Earl Dumler – woodwind
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums
  • Tony Duran – guitar, bottleneck guitar
  • Erroneous (Alex Dmochowski) – bass
  • Alan Estes – percussion
  • Janet Neville-Ferguson – vocals
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – woodwind
  • Sal Marquez – bass, trumpet, vocals, brass
  • Joanne Caldwell McNabb – vocals, brass, woodwind
  • Malcolm McNabb – trombone, horn, trumpet in D
  • Tony Ortega – woodwind
  • Joel Peskin – saxophone, woodwind
  • Don Preston – Mini Moog
  • Johnny Rotella – woodwind
  • Ken Shroyer – trombone, brass, contractor and spiritual guidance
  • Ernie Tack – brass
  • Ernie Watts – tenor saxophone, C Melody Saxophone (the "Mystery Horn") solo on "Cletus Awreetus Awrightus", woodwinds
  • Robert Zimmitti – percussion
  • Gerry Sack – phantom tambourine

Complete Track-listing of the album "FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - Grand Wazoo"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - Grand Wazoo" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers)" 6:06
  2. "The Grand Wazoo" 13:20
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. "Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus" 2:57
  2. "Eat That Question" 6:42
  3. "Blessed Relief" 8:00

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Yellow Colour REPRISE RECORDS REP 44 209 ( 31 450 ) Record Label Details: GEMA, WEA

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Yellow Colour REPRISE RECORDS REP 44 209 ( NS 2093) Record Label Details: GEMA, WEA


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