Complete your Frank Zappa collection. In a Warner PR document, written in August by FZ prior to touring in 1972 (and not circularized until Sep '72), he describes this album as "The Hot Rats Waka/Jawaka album" in his reference to the musical structure of the track "Big Swifty" (The taps on the cover also being tagged "Hot" & "Rats") something that came up using a Ouija board".
Waka/Jawaka (also known as Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats) is the fourth solo album by Frank Zappa, released in July 1972. The album is the jazz-influenced precursor to The Grand Wazoo (November 1972), and, as the front cover indicates, a sequel of sorts to 1969's Hot Rats. According to Zappa, the title "is something that showed up on a ouija board at one time. Big Swifty" is a jazz-fusion tune, similar to many of Zappa's pieces from the jazz period of his compositional time line
When Frank Zappa found himself stuck in a wheelchair for most of the year 1972 (after a "fan" pushed him off the stage in December of the previous year), he relieved his band (including singers Flo & Eddie) of its duties and turned to studio work. One of the first things he tried was to write jazz fusion music scored for wider instrumentation than an average rock band. Waka/Jawaka was conceived in parallel to The Grand Wazoo, but with fewer players. The album, released in July 1972, is comprised of two extended instrumental pieces and two shorter songs.
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Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats - 1st UK vinyl LP album record K44203. K 44203 frank zappa 'Waka, jawaka hot rats' reprise recs 1972 UK stereo issue. Waka/ Jawaka was the first album with new material Zappa released after his near fatal fall from the stage in late 1971. Zappa had clearly heard Miles Davis Bitches Brew and wanted to make a jazz rock album himself. Zappaīs Hot Rats album is of course a jazz rock album but with Waka/ Jawaka Zappa got to work with a small orchestra of brass players as well as former Mothers of Invention collegues George Duke, Don Preston, Jeff Simmons, Aynsley Dunbar, Ian Underwood and new man Sal Marquez on trumpet, chimes, flugelhorn and vocals.
Sunday, April 10, 2016. Frank Zappa - 1972 - Waka, Jawaka. Frank Zappa 1972 Waka, Jawaka. 01. Big Swifty (17:23) 02. Your Mouth (3:12) 03. It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal (4:16) 04. Waka/Jawaka (11:18). In a Warner PR document, written in August by FZ prior to touring in 1972 (and not circularized until Sep '72), he describes this album as "The Hot Rats Waka/Jawaka album" in his reference to the musical structure of the track "Big Swifty" (The taps on the cover also being tagged "Hot" & "Rats")
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Chimes, Trumpet [Many Trumpets] – Sal MarquezDrums – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass – ErroneousElectric Piano [Ring-modulated & Echoplexed] – George DukeGuitar, Percussion – Frank ZappaSlide Guitar – Tony Duran
Baritone Saxophone, Piccolo Flute – Mike AltschulDrums – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass – ErroneousGuitar – Frank ZappaPiano [Tack] – George DukeSlide Guitar – Tony DuranTenor Saxophone – Joel PeskinTrumpet, Vocals – Sal MarquezVocals – Chris Peterson
|3||It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal
Acoustic Guitar, Performer [Electric Bed-springs] – Frank ZappaDrums, Washboard, Tambourine – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass, Vocals – ErroneousGuitar [Hawaiian], Vocals – Jeff SimmonsPedal Steel Guitar – "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow*Slide Guitar, Vocals – Tony DuranTrumpet, Vocals – Sal MarquezVocals – Janet Ferguson
|4||Waka / Jawaka
Drums – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass, Bass [Fuzz] – ErroneousFlugelhorn, Trumpet, Chimes – Sal MarquezGuitar – Frank ZappaPiano, Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Don PrestonPiccolo Flute, Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Mike AltschulTrombone, Baritone Horn – Bill Byers*, Ken Shroyer*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rykodisc
- Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
- Recorded At – Paramount Studios
- Remastered At – UMRK
- Published By – Zappa Family Trust
- Published By – Munchkin Music
- Glass Mastered At – WEA Mfg. Olyphant – X12082
- Artwork [CD Repackage] – Ferenc Dobronyi
- Artwork [Original Packaging & CD Design Consultant] – Cal Schenkel
- Cover [Cover Illustration], Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Marvin Mattelson
- Engineer – Kerry McNabb
- Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Philip Schwartz
- Producer, Compiled By [All Selections By] – Frank Zappa
- Supervised By [Recorded Under The Thoughtful Supervision Of] – Marshall Brevitz
NotesOriginally released in 1972.
Recorded at Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, Cal.
Digitally Eq'd & remastered 1987 UMRK.
FZ approved master, 1993.
Published Worldwide by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Munchkin Music, ASCAP.
℗ 1972, 1988 Rykodisc. © 1972, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust. Reproduced under license.
The green-tinted jewel box is a registered trademark of Rykodisc. Printed in the USA. Manufactured in Canada.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 014431051623
- Barcode (Text): 0 14431 05162 3
- Matrix / Runout: [WEA Mfg. Olyphant logo] X12082 A4 P2 310516-2 02 M1S3
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L902
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U4C
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|MS 2094||Frank Zappa||Waka / Jawaka • Hot Rats (LP, Album)||Bizarre Records, Reprise Records||MS 2094||US||1972|
|RCD 10094||Frank Zappa||Waka / Jawaka (CD, Album, RE)||Rykodisc||RCD 10094||US||1988|
|VACK-1215||Frank Zappa||Waka/Jawaka - Hot Rats (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Videoarts Music||VACK-1215||Russia||Unknown|
|REP 44 203, N° 44 203, 44 203||Frank Zappa||Waka / Jawaka (LP, Album, RE)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records||REP 44 203, N° 44 203, 44 203||France||1976|
|MS 2094||Frank Zappa||Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats (LP, Album, RE)||Reprise Records||MS 2094||New Zealand||1973|