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January 19, 2005

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Daniel Machanik


Now that the book on Frank Zappa is closed, I think it's safe to say that the answer to any and all of life's questions and/or mysteries can be found embedded within the lyrics of Frank Zappa.--Daniel Machanik

JP

DANIEL MACHANIK:

Please drop me an email at nco_que_ts143@msn.com and tell me where and how I can contact you.

Bill Johnson

Key person on Zappa big band type albums (including Waka Jawaka and Grand Wazoo as well as the song Hot Rats) was the great Count Basie arranger Billy Byers -- he ghost arrranged for many, including Quincy Jones). Byers is actually credited on one of the Zappa albums for playing trombone. You can be sure that Byers pulled Zappa out of the fire compositionally, too. By the way, Byers got paid top dollar for all his work, especially when he didn't get credited per contract.

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