Some Nostalgia For The Old Folks…

As a long time fan of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, the names of particular musicians have threaded through much of the music I have listened to and collected throughout the years. Names such as Andy Cahan, Lawrence ‘Stash’ Wagner, and Tom Leavey. Together and separately, through compositions and through associations (sometimes as members and as contributors) they formed links with such bands as Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Lowell George & The Factory, Little Feat, and Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, and Geronimo Black.

Listen to these clips – from 1978’s “Dance Me An Answer” (Cahan/ Wagner) above – to the 1969 track “April Fool” featuring Zappa and Geronimo Black members (Jimmy Carl Black, Bunk Gardner, Tom Leavey, Denny Walley, Tjay Contrelli, Roy Estrada, Ray Collins, Cris Prichard and Andy Cahan) and other Cahan clips:

Check out Andy Cahan’s YouTube page for other great video clips, or his website to purchase these tracks for yourself like the CD, Snarfel (30 Years Of Andy Cahan).

Author: urbangraffito

I am a writer, editor, publisher, philosopher, and foole (not necessarily in that order). Cultural activist and self-described anarchist.