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 Post subject: Caravan With a Drum Solo
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:58 am 
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Where can i find this Zappa tune? It has Keith Moon playing Drums on it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:07 am 
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[quote author=magicfingers_ie link=board=legends;num=1114286293;start=0#0 date=04/23/05 at 12:58:13]Where can i find this Zappa tune? It has Keith Moon playing Drums on it.[/quote]<br><br>I was never recorded and it was only done as a goof. Only played live. KEITH MOON never had anything to do with it at any time.<br><br>Caravan<br>(music: Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol; words: Irving Mills) <br><br>originally released by Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra (Master Records 131, 1937) <br><br>FZ album(s) in which song has appeared: <br>none<br><br>Tour(s) in which song has been performed (from the FZShows Homepage): <br>1972 Oct-Dec (Petit Wazoo) <br>1974 Jul-Dec <br>1984 Jul-Dec <br><br>Comments: <br>Touring versions from Foggy G's We're Only In It For The Touring:<br><br>1972<br>At the request of a hip audience member, the band performs a short rendition of this tune at the 11/11 early show, complete with drum solo. After the drummer gets a little, the band jumps headfirst into a very festive and somewhat chaotic rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In."<br><br>1974<br>Yes, with a drum solo, though its not much of a drum solo as the entire performance only lasts about 30 seconds A one-time-only event for this tour (7/21/74)<br><br>

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:40 am 
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[quote author=magicfingers_ie link=board=legends;num=1114286293;start=0#0 date=04/23/05 at 12:58:13]Where can i find this Zappa tune? It has Keith Moon playing Drums on it.[/quote]<br>no keith on this version:<br><br>1972 nov 11 washington late show<br>01 caravan with a drum solo [sub]Image[/sub]<br>[tt]limited time offer, 3.5 meg mp3[/tt]<br>

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:46 pm 
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I'm reading a Keith Moon Biography at the moment and it states <br>       "He ended his working year(1971)with an unintentional nod to the man he had started it with, getting behind the kit to ensure Frank Zappa's Caravan With a Drum Solo lived up to it's name"


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:27 am 
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It's Caravan with a Drum Solo in the book i read, ok?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:32 am 
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[quote author=magicfingers_ie link=board=legends;num=1114286293;start=0#5 date=04/24/05 at 13:27:17]It's Caravan with a Drum Solo in the book i read, ok?[/quote]<br>  touchy touchy eh?  you must have sand in your vigina.  :D

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:50 am 
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"I wanna hear Caravan with a drum solo." - one of many humorous spoken phrases from Absolutely Free (it appears specifically in America Drinks & Goes Home).  The spoken phrases were ingredients in Frank Zappa's musical/satirical stew. <br><br>I like Caravan - Duke Ellington was fantastic. But isn't that tune kind of faux exotic? I think this is something a goof in a night club would blurt out who doesn't even care that the big band he is listening to has nothing of substance to offer. Apropos of the mindless II-V-I desolation being lampooned in the song America Drinks (to be followed by I7-V7 desolation lampooned in Tiny Sick Tears.)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:54 pm 
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Lumpy Gravy wrote: If he had yelled 'drum solo', it wouldn't have been funny, and Zappa would probably not have remembered it in the first place. <br>See?<br><br>Well, it's true I didn't read your earlier post for some reason. My bad, because it was pretty definitive. But I believe my post added something.<br><br>Guy mispronounces the word because he's a goof. That's funny. And it's an in-joke. But it has some force in the art even if you do not know the in-joke. It has context in America Drinks - goofs who like stale vapid night-club music.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:11 am 
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For your reference, sola means single in Spanish.

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I have a real good version of Caravan with Buddy Rich and Max Roach.

Talk about a hip drum sola!

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Gene Krupa did a great version of Caravan on the old Playboy After Dark show. I know it's on DVD somewhere, but I couldn't find it on youtube.

Try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRwu1ZNa ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHr4XQ9S ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIMJXQ92LP4


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yo, guys
Caravan's also on Money Jungle
I mean, Ellington, Mingus, AND Roach?
That shit's pretty solid


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Cool!

Yea Max Roach's drums sound way better than Buddy. Buddy never really tuned his drums to well IMO. Where as Max's drums just sing!

That is what I always liked about John Bonham. His drums sounded great even though he wasn't that great a soloist.

Another drummer I always liked for drum sound was Michael Shrieve (and his playing kicked ass).

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