Joe's Corsage

Original Announcement

zappa.com, May 30, 2004

VR 20041

Compilation Produced by Joe Travers.
Directly from the Vault to you!

Celebrating 4ty years on with Frank Zappa and his rockin' teenage combo, the Mothers of Invention. Prehensile & pre1966.

Price $12.00

The Programme

1. "pretty pat"

2. Motherly Love
3. Plastic People
4. Anyway The Wind Blows
5. I Ain't Got No Heart
Items 2-5 Mothers 1965 demos:
FZ—Guitar, Vocals
Ray Collins—Vocals, Tambourine
Henry Vestine—Guitar
Roy Estrada—Bass
Jimmy Black—Drums

6. "the phone call"
6A. My Babe
7. Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy
8. Hitch Hike
Items 6A-8 bar circuit original Mothers:
FZ—Guitar, Vocals
Ray Collins—Vocals, Tambourine, Harmonica
Roy Estrada—Bass, Vocals
Jim Black—Drums

9. I'm So Happy I Could Cry
10. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder
11. How Could I Be Such A Fool?
Items 9-11 More Mothers. More demos.
Band:
FZ—Guitar(s), Lead vocals
Ray Collins—Lead vocals
Roy Estrada—Bass
Jim Black—Drums

12. "we made our reputation doing it that way . . . "

 

1. "Pretty Pat"

Liner notes

Thanks to whoever is responsible for Canadians (radio interview)

 

2. Motherly Love

Liner notes

Items 2-5 from 1630 digital Master dated 3.21.89.
Mixed by FZ with Bob Stone at UMRK from original 4-track 1/2 inch analog recording.
Mothers 1965 demos and the band is:
FZ—Guitar, Vocals
Ray Collins—Vocals, Tambourine
Henry Vestine—Guitar
Roy Estrada—Bass
Jimmy Black—Drums

 

3. Plastic People

4. Anyway The Wind Blows

5. I Ain't Got No Heart

6. "The Phone Call"/My Babe

"The Phone Call"

My Babe

Liner notes

Items 6A-8 from the original stereo 1/4 inch reel-to-reel 1964 or 1965 Live recording.
Joe speculates, based on similarity of sound, could be from the Broadside, Pomona, California.
Pre-Verve bar circuit original Mothers:
FZ—Guitar, Vocals
Ray Collins—Vocals, Tambourine, Harmonica
Roy Estrada—Bass, Vocals
Jim Black—Drums

7. Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy

 

8. Hitch Hike

 

9. I'm So Happy I Could Cry

Liner notes

Items 9-11 from the original mono reel-to-reel 7 1/2 ips tape.
More Mothers, possibly of Invention. More demos. Recorded between the Watts Riots and Freak Out!
Hello FZ guitar overdubs. Did FZ play all the guitar tracks? Quantum mysteriosis.
Band contents:
FZ—Guitar(s), Lead vocals
Ray Collins—Lead Vocals
Roy Estrada—Bass
Jim Black—Drums

Charles Ulrich, March 13, 2010

Elliot [said he] didn't play on any pre-Freak Out! Mothers recordings.

 

10. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder

 

11. How Could I Be Such A Fool?

12. "We Made Our Reputation Doing It That Way . . . "

 

 

Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/
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