Zappa, Frank - Philly '76 : 2 x CDs
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"The live band featured on the recording included Lady Bianca on vocals, who only toured with Zappa's band for a few weeks in the fall of 1976. One cut from this concert ("Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station") was released on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 in 1992. Prior to the release of Philly '76, no other recordings featuring Lady Bianca had been officially released.
Also appearing for the first time on the album are a cover of "Stranded in the Jungle" (originally recorded in 1956 by the Jay Hawks, later covered by The Cadets, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and the New York Dolls, and included in the non-Zappa Family Trust release Frank Zappa's Jukebox) and a verse of lyrics in "Titties 'n Beer" not included in previously released versions of the song, which illuminates Zappa's original title for the song, "Chrissy Puked Twice"."-Wikipedia
"Want Frank back? Me too. This comes close. One of the better '70's tours, this one in Philly. The band was "on", Frank was as usual in great form, the recording Thank God was high quality. Lady B was a wonderful addition and suddenly you can't remember those songs without her... we didn't know what we were missing!
And the music oh the music was so great. 30+ minutes alone between Black Napkins and Advanced Romance. They alone are worth the price of the set..."-Gerald Robert Horvath
Frank Zappa – lead guitar, vocals
Lady Bianca – vocals, keyboards
Ray White – rhythm guitar, vocals
Eddie Jobson – keyboards, violin
Patrick O'Hearn – bass, vocals
Terry Bozzio – drums, vocals