Where do I start. When I left the music business in 1977, I devoted my entire time in my families plastics business. Although I have loved every second of it I still miss music. I don't think I will ever tire of it. I recently bought a modem and have been playing catch ever since.
When I discovered Frank's news group on AOL I've just read my pants off.
I miss you all maybe someday I'll see you again. Give Gail a hug for me.
sez some more:
The last project I did with Frank was in NY where I recorded his show at the Palladium on Holloween. Frank wanted me to go with him to Chicago and I was stupid enough not to go. I had a album to do with George Duke.
I can't tell you how sick I was when I heard about Frank's Illness.
When he died I felt as thought a piece of me died.
Frank and Gail always treated me as family. I cared for the both of them as though they were my family. There are a lot of things I did in the late 70's I wish I could change. One would be to have spent more time with Frank. If I had only known. I read Ruth's interview. I liked Ruth a lot. I use to tease her when ever I could. I only tease the people I really care for. Ruth was very upset at Frank's Illness also. I was really surprised she left the music business about the same time I did.
You asked what I have been doing since I worked with Frank.
When I left the music business I went to work for my Father in his business. You
may think this is strange but I over heard Frank tell George Duke one day to
"Invest in yourself. You will never cheat yourself". I took that to
heart more then Frank ever knew. For the last 14 years I have stayed in that
business. I still buy tons of CD's. I still play now and then. I even mixed some
tracks for a friend last year. And I will never give up music. I will love music
until the day I die. In many ways the best days I had where with Frank and all
the musicians in his bands. When I have a really bad day I think back to all the
good times I had. It always makes me smile.
(all credits are for engineer unless otherwise noted)
Frank Zappa- Waka/Jawaka
1972 Frank Zappa- The Grand Wazoo
1973 Ballin' Jack- Special Pride
1973 Heavy Cruiser- Lucky Dog
1973 Buckley, Tim- Sefronia
1973 Womack, Bobby- Facts of Life
1973 Frank Zappa- Over-Nite Sensation (Remixing)
zappa: apostrophe (')
(1974, lp, usa, discreet)
1975 Iron Butterfly- Scorching Beauty
1975 Frank Zappa- One Size Fits All (Engineer,
1975 Frank Zappa- Bongo Fury
1975 Weather Report- Tale Spinnin'
1976 Watson, Johnny Guitar- Ain't That a Bitch
1976 Purim, Flora- Open Your Eyes
1976 Opa- Golden Wings/Magic Time (Remixing)
1977 Duke, George- From Me to You
1977 Pascoal, Hermeto- Slave's Mass (Producer,
1977 Watson, Johnny Guitar- Funk Beyond the Call of
1977 Rollins, Sonny- Easy Living
1977 Duke, George- Reach for It
1978 DeSouza, Paul- Don't Ask My Neighbors
1979 Whispers- Whisper in Your Ear
Frank Zappa- Sleep Dirt
1979 Duke, George- Brazilian Love Affair
1979 Duke, George- Master of the Game
1981 Frank Zappa- Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
1982 Mouzon, Alphonse- Distant Lover
1986 Frank Zappa- Apostrophe/Over-nite Sensation
(Vocals, Engineer, Remixing)
1987 Frank Zappa- The Guitar World According to Frank
1991 Duke, George- Dream On
1993 Womack, Bobby- Midnight Mover
1994 Watson, Johnny Guitar- Real Mother
1994 Watson, Johnny Guitar- Giant
1994 Duke, George- Three Originals (Engineer, Mixing)
1996 Duke, George- Greatest Hits
1996 Duke, George- Best of George Duke (Engineer,
1996 Frank Zappa- The Lost Episodes
1996 Frank Zappa- Lšther
1996 Womack, Bobby- Soul of Bobby Womack
|frank zappa: trance-fusion
(2006, cd, usa, zappa records)
the frank zappa aaafnraa 2014 birthday bundle
(2014, download, --, barfko-swill)
1979 Baby Snakes