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Zappity-Doo-Dah

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To be perfectly Frank, the boys don't know all that much about rock and roll's prickliest, most demanding composer/conceptualist/guitarist/ideologue, so they look at a couple of recordings by the maestro himself and a couple by other musicians paying homage to the man with a mustache. Burt Bacharach meets Hal Wilner's tribute to Thelonious Monk in a prize-winningly eclectic pop matters sequence. (No actual prizes were awarded).

Playlist

  • Discussion of Frank Zappa's album Roxy and Elsewhere (DiscReet Records) 10:00
  • Discussion of Frank Zappa's album Jazz From Hell (Barking Pumpkin) 34:30
  • Discussion of Jean-Luc Ponty's album Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (Pacific Jazz) 46:20
  • Discussion of Ed Palermo's album Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (Astor Place) 58:00

  • Pop Matters 1:11:30

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