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Who is your favorite dummer in Zappa's career?
Jimmy Carl Black 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
Aynsley Dunbar 9%  9%  [ 5 ]
Ralph Humphrey 9%  9%  [ 5 ]
Chester Thompson 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
Terry Bozzio 34%  34%  [ 20 ]
Vinnie Colaiuta 24%  24%  [ 14 ]
David Logeman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Chad Wackerman 12%  12%  [ 7 ]
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Vinnie is a genius, but Terry is a Terry. And that's even better.

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Even though I revere Vinnie, I voted Ralph Humphrey.

Gee, only now I realized there is a Paul Humphrey! The excellent performer of Lemme take you to the beach, Son of MGG and Gumbo Variations!

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I am particularly fond of his Chunga's album performances: Specially the title track, Transylvania and Ladies of the Road.

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1 Bozzio

2 Colaiuta

3 Thompson and Humphrey

4 Wackerman

5 Gordon

6 the others

... but honorable mention to Jim Carl Black, for his "historical" importance


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Road Tapes Venue 2 makes a stronger-than-ever case for Ralph Humphrey (see also my comments in the Road Tapes 2 thread).

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As a person Jimmy, as a drummer Ralph. This is very hard :(

EDIT: I mean Chester, get him and Ralph mixed up.

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Vinnie. Terry's a close second.


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I've been a Vinnie fan from day one listening to Zappa. Except for hearing Dinah Moe Humm a few times because a cousin of mine constantly played it, the first entire Zappa album that I ever really appreciated was Joe's Garage, and it still ranks as one of my favorite albums! Listening to Tinsletown Rebellion also sold me on Vinnie!

Bozzio is definitely a close second...

Getting into body of work between those two, you have to appreciate what they've done outside of Zappa! Vinnie did a lot of serious jazz work, and some of his intricacies with people like Sting, Chris Botti and jazz artists is just amazing...I've never seen anyone with THAT KIND OF CONTROL of a drum kit! He does a lot with a little!

Bozzio strikes me because of the prog fusion stuff he did... Missing Persons first album to me is prog as opposed to new wave, and what he did with UK was pretty wild!


I've never been convinced that Chad was that great...I thought he was technically good, but didn't seem to have that extra something the other two had.

Ralph and Chester were pretty wild, both together and separately, some of Ralph's recorded work is off the charts!


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Check out Vinny on the new Jeff Lorber cd, Hacienda. Brilliant work and the band does a great arrangment of King Kong, JLP plays on that cut.

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Thanks! I'll have to check that out...I'm hoping he's doing the Sting/Paul Simon tour next year, as well!


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I think technically Vinnie is the best. His work he did was insane, very technical. Check out the Megadeth album The System Has Failed for his thrash style drumming.

BUT When it all comes down to it I think Chester is a wild card, didn't work with Zappa for the longest time but what he did REALLY counts. "Don't you ever wash that thing?" just rips in the drumming department, hats off to Ralph too.

JCB was a great improvisor though.

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