The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared

Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)

Comments

Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1973: One of the nice little treats of this short European jaunt. This version essentially consists of the main theme, followed almost immediately by a seamless transition into "Kung Fu". Allowing for obvious differences in instrumentation, the theme is performed as on TBBYNHIYL, without the wickedly fast riff which comes about half way through the composed section. Very enjoyable nonetheless.

1988: After a 15 year absence from the world of Zappa tours, this long lost classic triumphantly returns, and in glorious Monster form. Unfortunately, though, it is only performed a handful of times. It is essentially performed as on TBBYNHIYL, with the standard deviation coming in the multitude of solos. This song typically includes a percussion solo, a horn solo, a Synclavier solo, and a short drum solo. Of the five main Monster songs of the tour, this is probably the mellowest and most laid back.

flambay, Zappateers, July 3, 2014

Interesting to point out that [in the London, August 9, 1993 concert] Don [Preston] is making these few comments around some of the older Zappa compositions and their 'former' titles:

"Twenty Small Cigars" seemingly was originally titled "Transition," and the original title to the song "Eric Dolphy Memorial BBQ" supposedly was "Hot Rats."

 

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