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Topic: Frank Zappa Vocal Contributors
Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Subject: Frank Zappa Vocal Contributors
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 15:43
Over the years, many have taken a turn at the mic for Frank Zappa.  From full blown vocalists to oddball's who contributed "vocal artifacts", they've all become part of the history of the 20th century phenomenon simply known as "Zappa".

This is a multiple choice poll, so vote for all your favourite vocal contributors to the Frank Zappa legacy.


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Posted By: Lima96
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 16:10
Either Ray White or Bobby Martin. I'm going with Ray, since Bobby isn't on the list.

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 16:16
I do like the man's vocals.

Napoleon Murphy Brock is a pretty close second.

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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 16:19
Wanna, wanna, wanna enema.
Enema.

Ray White.


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 16:58
First vote for Ike Willis, because he is the man.

Honorable mention to Louie the Turkey.  I'm one of those people who just loves to hear him laugh.


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 16:59
And my third vote is for Terry Bozzio, for turning "Tryin' to Grow a Chin" into an unforgettable rock experience.

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 17:04
Lancelotti's got a great voice

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 17:30
Originally posted by Lima96

Either Ray White or Bobby Martin. I'm going with Ray, since Bobby isn't on the list.

Oops...my bad.  I meant to type "Bobby Martin" but entered "Bobby White" by mistake.  It's now corrected...it is a multiple choice poll so vote for both!


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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 17:43
Flo & Eddie, then Moon Unit Zappa!

Why are you giving strange looks?


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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 18:06
Who was the guy who would talk like a narrator. Great voice !

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 18:12
Besides the usual suspects (FZ, Ray White & Napoleon) I voted for: 

Captain Beefheart : "The Grand Wazoo", "I'm a Band Leader" (The Lost Episodes)
Bobby Martin : "Stevie's Spanking", "Teen Age Prostitute" (live)
Scott Thunes : "Tryin' to Grow a Chin" ('81 Halloween show)
Terry Bozzio : "Tryin' to Grow a Chin" & "Punky's Whips" (Lather)
Flo & Eddie : "Do You Like My New Car?/Happy Together" (I know it' gross and 7th grade humor, but I can't help myself)
George Duke : "Smell My Beard"
Ricky Lancelotti : "Wonderful Wino" 
Johnny Guitar Watson - "In France"
Lisa Popeil - "Teenage Prostitute", "Lisa's Life Story" (live)
Moon - "Valley Girl"
Herman Kretschmar - "Welcome to the United States", "Master Ringo"

I just could not bring myself to vote for Louis the turkey...the guy drives me nuts Wacko


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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 18:20
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Who was the guy who would talk like a narrator. Great voice !

FZ did most of the narration parts though Captain Beefheart did some too...Do you know the title of the song or remember the words?  


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:12
Napoleon Murphy Brock, followed by Flo & Eddie, Ricky Lancelotti and Frank himself. 

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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:15
Oh the turkey guy is great too! LOL

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:26
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Who was the guy who would talk like a narrator. Great voice !

FZ did most of the narration parts though Captain Beefheart did some too...Do you know the title of the song or remember the words?  
 
The guy who opens with narration on Punky's Whips("Lather").Big smile


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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:32
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Who was the guy who would talk like a narrator. Great voice !

FZ did most of the narration parts though Captain Beefheart did some too...Do you know the title of the song or remember the words?  
 
The guy who opens with narration on Punky's Whips("Lather").Big smile

LOL 

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:43
Hey thanks for letting me know. The guy is such a talent. And I can't help but smile when I think of his opening words on Punk's Whips, priceless.

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 19:48
Hey he's not even an option. Shocked
I guess he doesn't actually sing.  Isn't he on other Zappa tunes too ?


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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 20:58
Ray White


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:32
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Hey he's not even an option. Shocked
I guess he doesn't actually sing.  Isn't he on other Zappa tunes too ?

He also does the spoken intro to "The Illinois Enema Bandit" live version on Lather.  Guess I should have made Don Pardo another option LOL


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Posted By: stegor
Date Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:50
Frank, then Napoleon, but I love the gamut.
Although - I listened to Valley Girl the other day for the first time in decades and I couldn't even get through it. I thought it was hilarious at the time but now...


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 01:59
Frank

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Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 02:41
zappa !


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 13:22
Moon Unit fer sure, fer sure.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 18:31
Bobby

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 20:07
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Hey he's not even an option. Shocked
I guess he doesn't actually sing.  Isn't he on other Zappa tunes too ?

He also does the spoken intro to "The Illinois Enema Bandit" live version on Lather.  Guess I should have made Don Pardo another option LOL
 
I just appreciate the info, I was sure he was on more than just Punky's Whips so thanks again.


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Posted By: TigerSchmedly
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 23:12
Ike Willis is one of my favorites but Napoleon Murphy Brock takes the cake for me


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: July 24 2013 at 23:58
BEEF

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 03:55
Tough poll, my faves are Ray Collins, Frank Z, Roy Estrada (despite his pre-disposition, his demented vocals on 'I Come From Nowhere' are totally nuts LOL), and Ike Willis. 


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 13:32
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Tough poll, my faves are Ray Collins, Frank Z, Roy Estrada (despite his pre-disposition, his demented vocals on 'I Come From Nowhere' are totally nuts LOL), and Ike Willis. 

My favourite Roy Estrada moment is on the FZ "Mystery Disc" during the "Mother's Stage Play" sequence:

Roy: "Ian, I don't think I qualify for the Mothers."
FZ: "They're making up their lines as they go along, isn't it thrilling?"
Roy: "I think I'm holding the group back cause I'm a Mexican...and also because I don't play bass good." 

LOL 


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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 13:56
Frank and the Captain.

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Posted By: KingCrInuYasha
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 15:15
Oh boy, too many to choose. 

Adrian Belew - "City Of Tiny Lights" 
Captain Beefheart - "Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead"
Flo & Eddie - "Tell Me You Love Me"
Frank Zappa - "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama"
Ike Willis - "Stick It Out"
Napoleon Murphy Brock - "Village Of The Sun"
Ray Collins - "Duke Of Prunes"
Ricky Lancelotti - "Fifty-Fifty"
Terry Bozzio - "Trying To Grow A Chin"
Tina Turner - "I'm The Slime" (yes, it's just a backing role, but, seriously, it's Tina Turner)



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Posted By: HackettFan
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 15:20
This isn't working as multiple choice for me. I can only get one choice to go. I don't know if it's because I'm using an iPhone or what. I voted for Napolean Murphy Brock. Great to hear him again with Zappa plays Zappa. I'd also vote for Frank, naturally, George Duke, Captain Beefhart and Adrian Belew.


Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 27 2013 at 22:57
Originally posted by HackettFan

This isn't working as multiple choice for me. I can only get one choice to go. I don't know if it's because I'm using an iPhone or what. I voted for Napolean Murphy Brock. Great to hear him again with Zappa plays Zappa. I'd also vote for Frank, naturally, George Duke, Captain Beefhart and Adrian Belew.

Napoleon and Frank's 1974 "Finnish room service" routine never fails to wipe me out LOL 


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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 28 2013 at 00:04
 Who was it that smokes a diploma ?? LOL


Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: July 28 2013 at 11:57
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

 Who was it that smokes a diploma ?? LOL

That was Napoleon. And Jeff Simmons is the guy who gets him to smoke it.

My favorite vocalist on that list is probably Captain Beefheart, but not so much for his contributions to Zappa's music. I'm going with Napoleon, Ike and Frank himself.


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: July 28 2013 at 16:42
Zappa, Beefheart and Belew. 

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