jimmy carl black and the x-tra combo

mercedes benz
    - incl. various zappa compositions

2008 download - crossfire publications

downloadable version of the 2001 album

jimmy carl black: vocals
stefan schubert: guitar, vocals
herb burger: saxes, keyboards
peter angerer: drums, percussion
horst hofer: trumpet
dietmar kastowsky: bass
sabina hank: keyboards, backing vocals

produced by stefan schubert
  1. mercedes benz (j. joplin)

  2. caladonia (l. jordan)

  3. i'm willin' (l. george)

  4. big leg emma (zappa)

  5. mellow saxophone (l. jordan)

  6. hoochie coochie man (w. dixen)

  7. ocean of love (black / schubert)  

  8. lady queen bee (black)

  9. low ridin' man (black)

  10. road ladies (zappa)

  11. blue eyed woman (black / bailley)

  12. mia cordozone (w. deville)

  13. black cadillac (schubert)

  14. i wish (s. wonder)

2008 09
from CDBaby

Jimmy Carl Black always wanted to produce an album, and he had his first opportunity with the Austrian horn-based rock band The X-Tra Combo. In two series of sessions in 1997 and 2001, JCB recorded songs from his past and some new ones.

Two Frank Zappa songs, "Big Leg Emma" and "Road Ladies," are featured along with many other classic performances.