On August 7, 1967.

Lumpy Gravy

On August 7, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Lumpy Gravy”, the debut Frank Zappa album. It was recorded in February 1967, and was produced by Nick Venet. “Lumpy Gravy” is an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound, performed by a group of session players Zappa dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra.

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa – conductor
  • Glenn Phillips – vocals
  • Tommy Tedesco – guitar
  • Al Viola – guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes – guitar
  • Tony Rizzi – guitar
  • Michael Lang – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Paul Smith – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Pete Jolly – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Bob West – bass
  • Jimmy Bond– bass
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Roy Estrada– bass, chorus
  • Frank Capp – drums
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Alan Estes – percussion, drums
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, drums
  • John Rotella – percussion, woodwind
  • Emil Richards – percussion
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Jimmy Zito – trumpet
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Richard Parissi – French horn
  • Vincent DeRosa– French horn
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn
  • Arnold Belnick – strings
  • Harold Bemko – strings
  • Joseph DiFiore – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – strings
  • Ray Kelly – strings
  • Jerome Kessler – strings
  • Alexander Koltun – strings
  • Bernard Kundell – strings
  • William Kurasch – strings
  • Harry Hyams – strings
  • Leonard Malarsky – strings
  • Jerome Reisler – strings
  • Joseph Saxon – strings
  • Ralph Schaeffer – strings
  • Leonard Selic – strings
  • Tibor Zelig – strings
  • James Getzoff – strings
  • Philip Goldberg – strings
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwind
  • Jules Jacob – woodwind
  • Ted Nash – woodwind
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Harold Kelling – vocals
  • Larry Fanoga (Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood) – vocals, chorus
  • Jimmy Carl Black– chorus
  • Monica Boscia – chorus
  • Louis “Louie the Turkey” Cuneo – chorus
  • Bruce Hampton – chorus
  • Cal Schenkel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Sink Trap
  2. Gum Joy
  3. Up and Down
  4. Local Butcher
  5. Gypsy Airs
  6. Hunchy Punchy
  7. Foamy Soaky
  8. Let’s Eat Out
  9. Teenage Grand Finale

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