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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
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Frank Vincent Zappa (21 December 1940 - 4 December 1993) was an American composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, conductor, producer, and filmmaker.
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http://zappa.com
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Releases on file (41)
Sendelica / Superfjord — Zappa Sendelica / Superfjord — Zappa
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 78, 2017, 7")
The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind
(Cuneiform Rune 418, 2016, CD)
Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra (ZERO) — Money? What Money? Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra (ZERO) — Money? What Money?
(Cordelia Records CD061, 2015, CD)
Various Artists — Weasels Re-Ripped Various Artists — Weasels Re-Ripped
(Cordelia Records CD062, 2015, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank
(Cuneiform Rune 285, 2009, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance
(Cuneiform Rune 225, 2006, CD)
Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary
(Rykodisc RCD10651, 2003, 2CD)
Ossi Duri — X Ossi Duri — X
(Electromantic FRFRFRZ 87451, 2003, CD)
Zappatistas — Absolutely Live Zappatistas — Absolutely Live
(Jazzprint JPVP 122CD, 2001, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Astor Place TCD-4005, 1997, CD)
Frank Zappa — Läther Frank Zappa — Läther
(Rykodisc RCD 10574/76, 1996, 3CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
The Band from Utopia  — A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa The Band from Utopia — A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa
(Muffin MRP020, 1995, CD)
Frank Zappa — Civilization Phaze III Frank Zappa — Civilization Phaze III
(Zappa CDDZAP 56, 1994, 2CD)
Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern — The Yellow Shark Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern — The Yellow Shark
(Rykodisc RCD 40560, 1993/1995, CD)
Frank Zappa — Make a Jazz Noise Here Frank Zappa — Make a Jazz Noise Here
(Zappa Records ZR 3883, 1991/2012, 2CD)
Frank Zappa — Broadway the Hard Way Frank Zappa — Broadway the Hard Way
(Zappa Records ZR 3879, 1988, CD)
Frank Zappa — Jazz from Hell Frank Zappa — Jazz from Hell
(Zappa Records ZR 3875, 1986/2012, CD)
Zappa — Them or Us Zappa — Them or Us
(Zappa Records ZR 3870, 1984/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Thing-Fish Frank Zappa — Thing-Fish
(Zappa Records ZR 3871, 1984/2012, 2CD)
Zappa — The Man from Utopia Zappa — The Man from Utopia
(Zappa Records ZR3866, 1983/2012, CD)
Zappa — Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch Zappa — Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
(Zappa Records ZR 3865, 1982/2012, 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)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention — One Size Fits All Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention — One Size Fits All
(Zappa Records ZR 3853, 1975/2012, CD)
Zappa / Mothers — Roxy and Elsewhere Zappa / Mothers — Roxy and Elsewhere
(Zappa Records ZR 3852, 1974/2012, CD)
The Mothers — Over-Nite Sensation The Mothers — Over-Nite Sensation
(Zappa Records ZR 3850, 1973/2012, CD)
The Mothers — The Grand Wazoo The Mothers — The Grand Wazoo
(Zappa Records ZR 3849, 1972/2012, CD)
Las Mothers (The Mothers of Invention) — Just Another Band from L.A. Las Mothers (The Mothers of Invention) — Just Another Band from L.A.
(Zappa Records ZR 3847, 1972/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3848, 1972/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — 200 Motels Frank Zappa — 200 Motels
(Rykodisc RCD 10513/14, 1971/1997, 2CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers of Invention — Burnt Weeny Sandwich
(Zappa Records ZR 3842, 1970/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa — Chunga's Revenge
(Zappa Records ZR 3844, 1970/2012, CD)
Jean-Luc Ponty — King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa Jean-Luc Ponty — King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Blue Note CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0, 1970/1993, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh
(Zappa Records ZR 3843, 1970/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3841, 1969/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Uncle Meat The Mothers of Invention — Uncle Meat
(Zappa Records ZR 3839, 1969/2012, 2CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Cruising with Ruben and the Jets The Mothers of Invention — Cruising with Ruben and the Jets
(Zappa Records ZR 3838, 1968/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — We're Only in It for the Money The Mothers of Invention — We're Only in It for the Money
(Zappa Records ZR 3837, 1968/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Absolutely Free The Mothers of Invention — Absolutely Free
(Zappa Records ZR 3835, 1967/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out! The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out!
(Zappa Records ZR 3834, 1966/2012, CD)

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2017-05-02
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