Ruben & The Jets For Real

For Real!

(Ruben And The Jets, LP, Mercury SRM-1-659, March 12, 1973)

  1. If I Could Only Be Your Love Again (Frank Zappa) 3:34
  2. Dedicated To The One I Love (Lawman Pauling/Ralph Bass) 5:45
  3. Show Me The Way To Your Heart (Tony Duran/Leonard Duran) 5:04
  4. Sparkie (Tony Duran/Ruben Guevara) 4:30
  5. Wedding Bells (Robert "Frog" Camarena) 2:58
  6. Almost Grown (Chuck Berry) 2:20
  7. Charlena (Manuel Chavez/H. Chaney) 5:54
  8. Mah Man Flash (Ruben Guevara) 2:38
  9. Santa Kari (Ruben Guevara) 4:29
  10. Spider Woman (Paul Hof/Lonnie Scott/Tony Duran/Ruben Guevara) 3:58
  11. All Night Long (John Gray) 2:22

Produced by Frank Zappa

Recorded at Paramount Recording Studios, LA, CA—engineered by Kerry McNabb (May 1972)
Sun West Recording Studios, T.K., Hollywood, California—engineered by Buck Herring and Wally Duguid

Original album design: Cal Schenkel
Cover photography: Ed Caraeff
Interior photograph: Ray Leong

Ruben Guevara vocals and tambourine
Tony Duran lead and slide guitar, vocals (lead vocal on "Show Me The Way To Your Heart"), (piano and slide guitar on "Dedicated To The One I Love")
Robert "Frog" Camarena rhythm guitar and vocals (lead vocal on "Almost Grown" and "Wedding Bells")
Johhny Martinez bass and vocals (lead vocal on "Dedicated To The One I Love"), organ and falsetto
Robert "Buffalo" Roberts tenor saxophone and '55 Buick tail pipe
Bill Wild bass, sings second tenor
Bob Zamora drums
Jim Sherwood baritone saxophone and tambourine
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Frank "Zipper" Zappa uncredited guitar on "Dedicated To The One I Love"

1. If I Could Only Be Your Love Again

Oh-ooh-woh-oh
If I could only be your love again
Darling
Woh-oh-woh-ooh-woh-woh
If I could be with you tonight

Oh-ooh-woh-oh
If I could only be your lover man
Baby doll
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Then everything would be alright

If I could be by your side
And hold you real tight
I could love you and squeeze you
Till broad daylight
I could whisper in your ear
I love you true
Ain't no way to tell
What kind of loving we could do
Loving we could do
Loving we could do
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Oh-ooh-woh-oh
If I could only be your love again
Darling
Woh-oh-woh-ooh-woh-woh
If I could be with you tonight

Oh-ooh-woh-oh
If I could only be your lover man
Baby doll
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Then everything would be alright

If I could be by your side
And hold you real tight
I could love you and squeeze you
Till broad daylight
I could whisper in your ear
I love you true
Ain't no way to tell
What kind of loving we could do
Loving we could do
Loving we could do
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Please believe me
I want you to know
(Oh-oh baby)
As the time goes by, well
My love is gonna grow
(Ah...)

Please believe me
I want you to know
(I want you to please...)
As the time goes by, well
My love is gonna grow

Please believe me
(Please believe me)
I want you to know
As the time goes by
(Darling)
My love is gonna grow

Please believe me
(Please believe me)
I want you to know
As the time goes by
(Darling)
My love is gonna gro-oh-oh-ow

Oh-ooh-woh-oh
I really gotta get your love again
I really do
Oh-ooh-woh-oh
I really gotta get your love again
(Gotta get your love again)

Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again
(Da-ah-arling)
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again

(Ah-ooooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again
(Oo-oo-oo-ooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again
(Oo-ooh-oo-oo-ooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again
(Oo-oo-ooh-oo-ooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again

(Oh-oh, baby)
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again
(My-my-my sweet baby)
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again
(I gotta have your love)
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again
(Oh-oh)
Ah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah-ooh-mah
Gotta get your love again

(Ah-ooooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again
(Oo-oo-oo-ooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again
(Oo-ooh-oo-oo-ooh-oo-oo-ooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again
(Oo-oo-ooh-oo-ooh)
Ah-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly-gotta-ly
Gotta get your love again

 


Notes & Comments

Ruben And The Jets

8 Track

The Cassette

From: Chris Zinger

I was perusing your fine Zappa-related-stuff discography just now, and I noticed that the original Mercury cassette of "For Real" is missing—perhaps intentionally; it's just a cassette. Anyway, here's a pic. The catalog number is MCR4-1-659. No difference from the other '73 issues, except that it smells worse, contains no band info, pictures or liner notes, and you can see a few more inches of Motorhead's leg on the front. Hotcha.

cassette

Album Credits

  1. If I Could Only Be Your Love Again 3:34
    Written and arranged by Frank Zappa
  2. Dedicated To The One I Love 5:45
    Written by Lawman Pauling and Ralph Bass. Arranged by The Jets.
  3. Show Me The Way To Your Heart 5:04
    Written by Tony Duran and Leonard Duran. Arranged by Tony Duran.
  4. Sparkie 4:30
    Written by Tony Duran and Ruben Guevara. Arranged by Tony Duran.
  5. Wedding Bells 2:58
    Written by Robert "Frog" Camarena. Arranged by Tony Duran.
  6. Almost Grown 2:20
    Written by Chuck Berry. Arranged by The Jets.
  7. Charlena 5:54
    Written by Manuel Chavez and H. Chaney.
  8. Mah Man Flash 2:38
    Written by Ruben Guevara. Arranged by Frank Zappa and Ruben Guevara
  9. Santa Kari 4:29
    Written by Ruben Guevara. Arranged by Frank Zappa and Ruben Guevara
  10. Spider Woman 3:58
    Written by Paul Hof, Lonnie Scott, Tony Duran, and Ruben Guevara. Arranged by Tony Duran.
  11. All Nite Long 2:22
    Written by Harris Woody.

All songs published by Rug Music/Fifth Floor Music, except 1. Munchkin Music Inc, 2. Trusdale Music Inc, 6. Arc Music Corp, 7. Robin Hood Music Co, and 11. Tweed Music.

Personnel:
Ruben Guevara—vocals and tambourine
Tony Duran—lead and slide guitar, vocals (lead vocal on "Show Me The Way To Your Heart"), (piano and slide guitar on "Dedicated To The One I Love")
Robert "Frog" Camarena—rhythm guitar and vocals (lead vocal on "Almost Grown" and "Wedding Bells")
Johhny Martinez—bass and vocals (lead vocal on "Dedicated To The One I Love"), organ and falsetto
Robert "Buffalo" Roberts—tenor saxophone and '55 Buick tail pipe
Bill Wild—bass, sings second tenor
Bob Zamora—drums
Jim Sherwood—baritone saxophone and tambourine

Produced by Frank Zappa.
Business and burritos by Herb Cohen.
Recorded at Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood California-engineered by Kerry McNabb.
Sun West Recording Studios, T.K., Hollywood, California-engineered by Buck Herring and Wally Duguid.
Original album design: Cal Schenkel. Cover photography: Ed Caraeff.
Interior photograph: Ray Leong.

Zappa Involvement

From: Patrick Neve

He's not officially credited, but I'd bet my collection that it's FZ playing the solo on "This One's Dedicated To The One I Love."

From: Biffy the Elephant Shrew

The wording of Tony Duran's credit implies that this is the only track TD does not play lead on, therefore...

From: Froggie

I was reading an article on the internet and saw a statement you made about zappa Playing a solo on dedicated to the one I love.

But how could you know unless you were there.

True story, Yes he did! after all the tracks were laid down he was talking to tony duran and some other guy from the group and said that the end of dedicated to the one i love made him feel like jamming' and asked if he could play a little and so he did The solo you hear right before the slide (bottle neck) at the end is Frank or as he's was know to by me Frankie Zipper..

The Songs

From: Charles Ulrich (after consulting Ruben himself)

The song "Sparkie" on For Real is indeed about Miss Sparky of the GTOs.

From: Charles Ulrich

Tenor saxophonist Joe Houston had a hit entitled "All Night Long".The Mothers Of Invention played this in concert in 1969 (e.g. 2/69 Miami, 2/23/69 early Toronto). Ruben & The Jets covered the song on For Real. On For Real, "All Night Long" is spelled "All Nite Long" and incorrectly credited to Harris Woody.

Additional informants: Charles Ulrich (typo corrections), Ruben Funkahuatl Guevara

 

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