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22 January 2006


Christian Obermaier

>I always assumed that "Ray" was Ray Charles. I can't remember why. Can you think who it might have been?

It's Ray White, one of his guitarists, standing right next to him, who apparently mucked up one of the gazillion chord changes a Zappa musician is forced through to finally arrive at the vocal passage, and this didn't go unnoticed by the master himself, so in his unimitable spontaneity, he handed him the dunce cap, right there for everyone to see. As this version is edited from two concerts, cut right between instrumental and vocal parts, we might never actually hear the slip that caused this little gem.


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