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Frank Digs Jazz

My favorite Zappa jazz offerings some more famous than others. Wish at least for my taste that he would have stayed in this vein rather than going off to the Orchestral thing which I am pretty disinterested in, but the best Zappa swings. Here are some offerings, no order it is up to you to make the order call.
1Frank Zappa
Hot Rats


Peaches in regalia
One of the originals, short but memorable, early ZAppa is so awesome
2The Mothers of Invention
Absolutely Free


Invocation & ritual dance of the young Pumpkins
This piece got me into Zappa. I was a pizza man back in college and had tons of time to listen to music, and was listening to everything. I wanted to like Frank, but was pissed that he never let his great band play, everything was so abrupt, then I finally got to this beauty. Jerry Garcia always thought the The Mothers were "it" this gives you a glimpse
3Frank Zappa
The Grand Wazoo


The Grand Wazoo
First great piece from my fave Frank album
4Frank Zappa
Chunga's Revenge


Transylvania Boogie

That poor Vacuum just wanted to be loved
5The Mothers of Invention
Absolutely Free


Call Any Vegestable

The studio does not do this justice, I think for the best is to check the versions on the great Road Tapes series
6Frank Zappa
Imaginary Diseases


Been to K.C. in A minor

awesome selection from the underrated live album
7Frank Zappa
The Grand Wazoo


Blessed relief
The best of the best, I challenge anybody to find a more beautiful song
8Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka


Big Swifty
The coupling of WJ and GW are a magnificent piece of work and probably the best live shows from the Zappa years, those dudes could play
9Frank Zappa
Imaginary Diseases


Imaginary Diseases
Another selection from the Wazoo band that played in 72-73
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