Grandmothers - Looking Up Granny's Dress

Looking Up Granny's Dress

(Grandmothers, LP, Rhino RNLP-804, May 10, 1982)

Side One

  1. Uncle Meat (Zappa)
  2. Mother People (Zappa)
  3. Medulla Oblongata (Preston)
  4. Peaches En Regalia (Zappa)
  5. Silicone Hump (Preston)
  6. Oh No (Zappa)
  7. Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (Zappa)
  8. Acid Rain Pelting The Underground (Preston)
  9. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (Zappa/Collins)

Side Two

  1. Ray Collins: Deseri (Collins/Buff)
  2. Elliot Ingber: Gingerwail (Ingber/Ingber)
  3. Buzz Gardner: My Love Has Gone (Gardner)
  4. Ray Collins: Mayonnaise Mountain (Collins)
  5. Elmer and Fred: Dona (Cahan/Gardner)
  6. Motorhead Sherwood: Going To Idaho (Sherwood)

Compilation produced by Andy Cahan

Side Two

1. RAY COLLINS: Deseri

(Collins/Buff)

Pal Recording Studio, Cucamonga, CA
March, 1963

Ray Collins—vocals
Paul Buff—all instruments

When I'm dancing with Deseri
(Deseri)
All the boys are jealous of me
(Deseri)
I'm as happy as I can be
Oh Deseri

Every song is a symphony
(Deseri)
When I'm dancing with Deseri
(Deseri)
Just how lucky can one guy be
Oh Deseri

I will never be untrue
I will never ever make her blue
She'll never sigh, cry, sit and pine
We will share a love divine
Deseri is mine

I'm as happy as I can be
(Deseri)
Whenever I'm with Deseri
(Deseri)
'Cause she saves her lovin' just for me
Oh Deseri

I will never be untrue
I will never ever make her blue
She'll never sigh, cry, sit and pine
We will share a love divine
Deseri is mine

I'm as happy as I can be
(Deseri)
Whenever I'm with Deseri
(Deseri)
'Cause she saves her lovin' just for me
Oh Deseri

Deseri
Deseri
Deseri
(Deseri)
Deseri


Notes & Comments

1. RAY COLLINS: Deseri

DESERI—Ray Collins

Ray Collins sings lead on this original pre-mothers session which was recorded at Studio Z in Cucamonga in 1962

Frank Zappa plays drums; Ronnie Williams guitar; and Ray and Frank clomp along on footstomps

Ray Collins, interviewed by Dave Porter

Paul Buff owned Studio Z in Cucamonga before Frank took it, and he had a track with no vocal, and it was sort of like a Four Seasons foot-stomp background kind of a track, and he didn't know exactly what to do with it, so I said, "Well, give it to me, I'll take it home and write a song," and so I wrote "Deseri" on top of it. And like we were talking about earlier, I believe the original old version is better than The Mothers' "too clean" version.

I think Francis Vincent Zappa [is the drummer], if I remember right. He's on foot-stomps, too. Or shoe-stomps—I think he didn't use his feet, just his shoes.

Greg Russo, on a message to Bill Lantz, May, 2010

That bad info came from Ray Collins, who never gave Buff credit for anything. Ronnie Williams was out of the picture. After finishing up the last Masters single in the summer of 1961, Ronnie disappeared until that Gentrys group pictured on Peter van Laarhoven's site. Collins also incorrectly credits Dick Barber for snorks on the early stuff. Barber didn't come in until much later.

Greg Russo, liner notes for Paul Buff Presents The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives: The Collection (Crossfire Publications, January 24, 2011)

PAUL BUFF & RAY COLLINS: Deserie (1:42)
(Paul Conrad Buff—Raymond Eugene Collins) Russo-Buff Publishing LLC, BMI/ Ray Collins Music, BMI
Personnel: Ray Collins (lead vocal, backing vocals); Paul Buff (all instruments)
Producer: Paul Buff
Engineer: Paul Buff
Recorded: March 1963
Original Release: May 10, 1982 on The Grandmothers' LP "Looking Up Granny's Dress" (Rhino RNLP 804)

 

 

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