In yesterday’s clip Zappa referred to an appearance on the Mike Douglas Show, where he was backed by the studio band. Here it is.
Swimming against the PC tide, the late Sean Lock, RIP. I loved 15 Storeys High.
One of FZ’s great guitar vehicles. This 1976 version clocks in at 18 minutes. The lass singing is Bianca Odin.
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Supercool jazz from the Swedish pianist who died while scuba diving in 2008. He was 44, and had two sons. Love the double bass.
Always good to hear the old Caravanner.
Suggested by my friend Andy Marshall (and thanks for the treats).
Just stumbled across this duet from 1970. It’s fairly obvious he was giving her one at the time (though not on stage, obv).
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