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Captain Beefheart
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Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called The Magic Band (1965–1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life
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Fast 'n' Bulbous — Waxed Oop Fast 'n' Bulbous — Waxed Oop
(Cuneiform Rune 277, 2009, CD)
Fast 'n' Bulbous — Pork Chop Blue around the Rind Fast 'n' Bulbous — Pork Chop Blue around the Rind
(Cuneiform Rune 205, 2005, CD)
Zappa — Zoot Allures Zappa — Zoot Allures
(Zappa Records ZR 3855, 1976/2012, CD)
Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers — Bongo Fury Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers — Bongo Fury
(Zappa Records ZR 3854, 1975/2012, CD)
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band — Live at Bickershaw Festival - North West England 1972 Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band — Live at Bickershaw Festival - North West England 1972
(Ozit/Morpheus 9006, 1972/2006, CD)
Frank Zappa — Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3841, 1969/2012, CD)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — Grow Fins Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band — Grow Fins
(*, 0, CD)

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