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ZOOT ALLURES Tour 1976-77







ticket stub & ad courtesy of Paul Fernandes & Dan Lampinski





CD art design courtesy of Eric Theissen




01 The Purple Lagoon (Intro)
02 Stinkfoot w/ Mexican Hat dance
03 The Poodle Lecture

04 Dirty Love
05 Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
06 Tryin' To Grow A Chin
07 The Torture Never Stops
08 City OF Tiny Lights
09 You Didn't Try To Call Me
10 Manx Needs Woman

11 Titties 'n Beer
12 Black Napkin
13 Advance Romance

In-a gadda-da-vida (snippet)
14 The Purple Lagoon (Outro)
15 Dinah-Moe Humm
16 Muffin Man
17 The Purple Lagoon (Outro)
18 What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
19 Stranded In The Jungle
20 The Purple Lagoon (Outro)




Frank Zappa (vocals, guitar)


Ray White (guitar, vocals)


Eddie Jobson (keyboards)


Patrick O' Hearn (bass, vocals)


Bianca Odin (vocals)


Terry Bozzio (drums, vocals)



Master audience recording by Dan Lampinski




Frank Zappa - Leroy Concert Theater, Pawtucket, RI - Oct. 27, 1976



Frank Zappa - Black Napkins Oct.28, 1976



Frank Zappa - Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA - Oct. 24, 1976



Frank Zappa - 1976 Zoot Allures (full album)




*Note: if you were there and would like to share your memories, pictures or tape please send it


 In October 1976 Zappa toured with vocalists Ray White and Lady Bianca another strongly gospel-influenced singer), Eddie Jobson (freed from Roxy Music as Bryan Ferry split for a solo career) on violin and keyboards and the O'Hearn/Bozzio rhythm section. With so few participants, there was less need for the elaborate arrangements used for larger forces, and the music was exceptionally fluid - the sound wet and live. The was room for a great deal of spontaneity.

Frank invited Lady Bianca to tour with him as a backing vocalist and pianist but this only lasted a month as she felt uncomfortable singing some of his highly sexual lyrics.

Lady Bianca was in the band when the tour started in Miami on October 16, 1976, and She quit sometime between November 11th-16th '76. The last tape with Bianca is Quebec November 11th and the first without her is Toronto November 16. She sang "You Didn't Try To Call Me" and "Black Napkins" in virtually every show.

Lady Bianca is featured on “Wind Up Workin’ in a Gas Station” from the Rykodisc Cd “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6”. Other performances can be found on various Zappa bootlegs.



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