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Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats album


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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

On centerlabel side A: on the left from pinhole: GEMA, 31 456, ℗1972 On the right from pinhole: REP 44 203 STEREO, (MS 2094), Side 1 On centerlabel side B: on the left from pinhole: GEMA, 31 457, ℗1972 On the right from pinhole: REP 44 203 STEREO, (MS 2094), Side 2. Recorded at Paramount Studios, Los Angeles.

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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. Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker.

Waka/Jawaka was Zappa's second solo album and is occasionally referred to as "Hot Rats II" (the handles of the faucets on the cover artwork show the words "hot" and "rats" instead of "hot" and "cold"). His writing and recording technique had matured a lot in very little time. The dirty blues jamming of the 1969 LP was replaced by clean, crisp jazz improvisations - no need to say this was also an abrupt change in style from the Mothers' 1969-1971 incarnation

But Waka/Jawaka itself is a sort of oddity. While Hot Rats explored a kind of melodic clarity and elegance in its construction, and The Grand Wazoo’s monumental scope is almost cinematic, this album was more of a free-form experience. The opener and closer to this trilogy are both considered canon-worthy for being compositional achievements, but this record is all about the jams. Zappa’s personnel for Waka/Jawaka includes some of the most brilliant of his consistent collaborators - especially the enormous George Duke, a staple on the classic 70’s Mothers of Invention line-up - as well as musicians exclusively associated with this specific time, like pianist Don Preston and soon-to-be Journey drummer Aynsley Dunbar. Album opener Big Swifty is, without a doubt, the record’s standout, thanks in part to Dunbar’s solid drumming.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A Big Swifty
Drums – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass – ErroneousElectric Piano [Ring-modulated, Echoplexed] – George DukeGuitar, Percussion – Frank ZappaSlide Guitar – Tony DuranTrumpet [Many Trumpets], Chimes – Sal Marquez
17:46
B1 Your Mouth
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
3:11
B2 It Just Might Be A One-shot Deal
Acoustic Guitar, Performer [Electric Bed-springs] – Frank ZappaDrums, Washboard, Tambourine – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass, Vocals – ErroneousGuitar [Hawaiian] – Jeff SimmonsPedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Solo] – "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow*Trumpet, Vocals – Sal MarquezVocals – Janet Ferguson, Jeff SimmonsVocals, Slide Guitar – Tony Duran
4:17
B3 Waka / Jawaka
Drums – Aynsley DunbarElectric Bass, Bass [Fuzz] – ErroneousPiano, Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Don PrestonPiccolo Flute, Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Mike AltschulTrombone, Baritone Horn – Billy Byers, Kenny ShroyerTrumpet [Trumpets], Flugelhorn, Chimes – Sal Marquez
11:18

Credits

  • Cover [Idea] – Sal Marquez
  • Cover, Illustration – Marvin Mattelson
  • Design [Packaging] – Cal Schenkel
  • Engineer – Kerry McNabb
  • Management [Bizarre Bizness] – Herb Cohen
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Philip Schwartz
  • Producer, Written-By – Frank Zappa
  • Recorded By [Supervisor] – Marshall Brevitz

Notes

German Warner Brothers reissue.
Label-code on back-cover low in right corner.
Price-code is a big circle Z
Label: ALLE URHEBER-…, WEA, WCC,Warner Bros W logo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0322
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): WEA-MS 2094A 31456-ReA-T2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): WEA-MS 2094B 31457-ReB-T2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 31 456
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 31 457

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MS 2094 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records MS 2094 US 1972
RCD 10516 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10516 Japan 1995
VACK-1215 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Videoarts Music VACK-1215 Russia Unknown
RCD 10094 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10094 US 1988
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

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Big Swifty
Chimes – Sal MarquezElectric Piano – George DukePercussion – Frank Zappa
17:46
B1 Your Mouth
Baritone Saxophone, Piccolo Flute – Mike AltschulPiano [Tack] – George DukeTenor Saxophone – Joel PeskinVocals – Chris Peterson , Sal Marquez
3:11
B2 It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal
Acoustic Guitar – Frank ZappaGuitar [Hawaiian] – Jeff SimmonsPedal Steel Guitar – Sneaky Pete KleinowVocals – Erroneous, Janet Ferguson, Jeff Simmons, Sal Marquez, Tony DuranWashboard, Tambourine – Aynsley Dunbar
4:17
B3 Waka / Jawaka
Bass [Fuzz] – ErroneousFlugelhorn, Chimes – Sal MarquezPiano, Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Don PrestonPiccolo Flute, Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Mike AltschulTrombone, Baritone Horn – Billy Byers, Kenny Shroyer
11:18

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
  • Printed By – Montreuil Offset

Credits

  • Bass – Erroneous
  • Cover, Illustration – Marvin Mattelson
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar
  • Engineer – Kerry McNabb
  • Producer, Guitar, Written-By – Frank Zappa
  • Recorded By [Supervisor] – Marshall Brevitz
  • Slide Guitar – Tony Duran (tracks: A, B1, B2)
  • Trumpet – Sal Marquez

Notes

on spine : FRANK ZAPPA - WAKA / JAWAKA - HOT RATS - 44 203 U
front cover, left below : 0598- P 1972-WARNER BROS. RECORD INC.
front cover, top right : BIZARRE REPRISE 44 203
back cover, top right : 44 203 (MS 2094) B
back cover, left below : DISTRIBUTION WEA FILIPACCHI MUSIC / MONTREUL OFFSET IMPRIME EN FRANCE

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side): MPO WEA 44203 A P1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side): MPO WEA 44203 B P1
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Price Code: B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MS 2094 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records MS 2094 US 1972
RCD 10516 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10516 Japan 1995
VACK-1215 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Videoarts Music VACK-1215 Russia Unknown
RCD 10094 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10094 US 1988
REP 44 203 Frank Zappa Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 44 203 Germany Unknown



Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats album
Fusion, Prog Rock
Performer: Frank Zappa
Title: Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats
Category: Jazz / Rock
Country: US
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