Zappa, Frank / Mothers Of Invention - Joe's Corsage
The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This great release of very, very early Mothers material was bought by me from the ZFT when it first came out. It's quite fabulous!
"Joe's Corsage is a CD of material recorded by Frank Zappa with The Mothers of Invention in the mid-1960s, before the recording of their debut album Freak Out! (1966). The album was compiled by archivist Joe Travers, and its title is a play on Zappa's 1979 work Joe's Garage.
A number of the recordings featured on Joe's Corsage are demo versions of songs that would later appear on Freak Out!. The first set of demos, probably recorded in 1965, feature the guitar of Henry Vestine, who would later be a member of Canned Heat. Also included are covers of the Righteous Brothers' "My Babe", and Marvin Gaye's "Hitch Hike"."-Wikipedia
Frank Zappa – guitar, vocals
Ray Collins – vocals, tambourine, harmonica (tracks 6–8)
Henry Vestine (tracks 2–5) – guitar
Roy Estrada – bass guitar
Jimmy Carl Black – drums
1. "Pretty Pat" 0:33
2. "Motherly Love" 2:21
3. "Plastic People" (Richard Berry, Zappa) 3:05
4. "Anyway the Wind Blows" 2:55
5. "I Ain't Got No Heart" 3:50
6. "The Phone Call/My Babe" (Bobby Hatfield, Bill Medley) 4:06
7. "Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy" (Trad.) 1:02
8. "Hitch Hike" (William "Mickey" Stevenson, Clarence Paul, Marvin Gaye) 2:54
9. "I'm So Happy I Could Cry" 2:43
10. "Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder" (Zappa, Ray Collins) 3:29
11. "How Could I Be Such a Fool?" 3:00
12. "We Made Our Reputation Doing It That Way..." 5:34