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Friday, November 07, 2008

RIP, Jimmy Carl Black.

I was saddened to learn today of the death of Jimmy Carl Black (the Indian of the group). He was always one of my favorite Zappa sidemen, and one of the biggest reasons the Mothers were such a fun, hilarious group. I'll definitely be giving "200 Motels" and "We're Only In It For the Money" some spins tonight in his honor.

Here he is as Lonesome Cowboy Bert from "200 Motels":

And here he is more recently, performing "Trouble Everyday" with the Muffin Men, a gang of former Zappa sidemen who are keeping FZ's music alive: