Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

1. Black Napkins

Liner notes by Dweezil Zappa

Live recording: Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 11-22-75


During the fall 1975 American tour a bizarre routing assignment took place. FZ and the band traveled from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Zagreb, Yugoslavia and then on to Ljubljana where we've excerpted "Black Napkins". The band played one show in each Yugoslavian city and then returned to Michigan to continue the American tour.

FZ, interviewed by Lanny Waggoner, Los Angeles Free Press, September 12, 1975

We were invited by the Yugoslav government, although I don't believe our records can be bought in the country. One show will be recorded on 24 track remote, with the equipment being driven in from England. All we'll take with us is our instruments. Right after the date in Zagreb, we hurry back to the U.S. for a gig at Green Bay, Wis. Ought to be a nice contrast.


3. Zoot Allures

Liner notes by Dweezil Zappa

Live recording: Tokyo, Japan 2-5-76


4. Merely A Blues In A

Liner notes by Dweezil Zappa

"Merely A Blues In A" is Frank's adherence to standard blues form and his wonderful homage to his friend and guitar hero, Johnny "Guitar" Watson. You can even hear a moment of "Big Swifty" if you listen carefully. When you run out of songs to play in Paris and all else fails, play the blues.


Live Recording: Paris, France 9-27-74


6. Watermelon In Easter Hay

Liner notes by Dweezil Zappa

Live Recording: City and Specific Date Unknown—January or February 1978



Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
This page updated: 2018-07-29