lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

Leroy Theater [Pawtucket, RI] (27.10.1976)

In October 1976 Zappa toured with vocalists Ray White and Lady Bianca (another strongly gospel-influenced singer), Eddie Jobson (freed from Roxy Music as Bryan Ferry split for a solo career) on violin and keyboards and the O'Hearn/Bozzio rhythm section. With so few participants, there was less need for the elaborate arrangements used for larger forces, and the music was exceptionally fluid - the sound wet and live. The was room for a great deal of spontaneity.

Frank invited Lady Bianca to tour with him as a backing vocalist and pianist but this only lasted a month as she felt uncomfortable singing some of his highly sexual lyrics.

Lady Bianca was in the band when the tour started in Miami on October 16, 1976, and She quit sometime between November 11th-16th '76. The last tape with Bianca is Quebec November 11th and the first without her is Toronto November 16. She sang "You Didn't Try To Call Me" and "Black Napkins" in virtually every show.

Lady Bianca is featured on “Wind Up Workin’ in a Gas Station” from the Rykodisc Cd “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6” and on the recently released "Philly 76" . Other performances can be found on various Zappa bootlegs.

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

Early show

101. The Purple Lagoon
102. Stinkfoot (with Mexican Hat Dance)
103. The Poodle Lecture
104. Dirty Love
105. Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
106. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
107. The Torture Never Stops
108. City Of Tiny Lights
109. You Didn't Try To Call Me
110. Manx Needs Women
111. Titties 'n Beer

201. Black Napkins
202. Advance Romance (with In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida excerpt)
203. The Purple Lagoon
204. Dinah-Moe Humm
205. Muffin Man
206. The Purple Lagoon
207. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
208. Stranded In The Jungle
209. The Purple Lagoon

Frank Zappa
Ray White
Patrick O'Hearn
Terry Bozzio
Eddie Jobson
Lady Bianca

Parte 1
Parte 2
Parte 3

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