The Hot Rats Sessions

December 20th 2019
Zappa Records
Piano Music (Section 1)
133
Piano Music (Section 3)
342
Peaches En Regalia (Prototype)
357
Peaches En Regalia (Section 1, In Session)
649
Peaches En Regalia (Section 1, Master Take)
125
Peaches Jam - Part 1
388
Peaches Jam - Part 2
630
Peaches En Regalia (Section 3, In Session)
417
Peaches En Regalia (Section 3, Master Take)
127
Arabesque (In Session)
421
Arabesque (Master Take)
417
Dame Margaret's Son To Be A Bride (In Session)
270
It Must Be A Camel (Part 1, In Session)
502
It Must Be A Camel (Part 1, Master Take)
137
It Must Be A Camel (Intercut, In Session)
233
It Must Be A Camel (Intercut, Master Take)
242
Natasha (In Session)
244
Natasha (Master Take)
192
Bognor Regis (Unedited Master)
659
Willie The Pimp (In Session)
140
Willie The Pimp (Unedited Master Take)
914
Willie The Pimp (Guitar OD 1)
886
Willie The Pimp (Guitar OD 2)
378
Transition (Section 1, In Session)
377
Transition (Section 1, Master Take)
145
Transition (Section 2, Intercut, In Session)
110
Transition (Section 2, Intercut, Master Take)
163
Transition (Section 3, Intercut, In Session)
149
Transition (Section 3, Intercut, Master Take)
133
Lil' Clanton Shuffle (Unedited Master)
766
Directly From My Heart To You (Unedited Master)
618
Another Waltz (Unedited Master)
1676
Dame Margaret's Son To Be A Bride (Remake)
234
Son Of Mr. Green Genes (Take 1)
496
Son Of Mr. Green Genes (Master Take)
647
Big Legs (Unedited Master Take)
1962
It Must Be A Camel (Percussion Tracks)
108
Arabesque (Guitar OD Mix)
417
Transition (Full Version)
382
Piano Music (Section 3, OD Version)
341
Peaches En Regalia (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
219
Willie The Pimp (1987 Digital Re-Mix) (23751)
557
Son Of Mr. Green Genes (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
540
Little Umbrellas (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
184
The Gumbo Variations (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
1017
It Must Be A Camel (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
315
The Origin Of Hot Rats
35
Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #1
62
Peaches En Regalia (1969 Mono Single Master)
212
Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #2
61
Little Umbrellas (1969 Mono Single Master)
185
Lil' Clanton Shuffle (1972 Whitney Studios Mix)
762
Little Umbrellas (Cucamonga Version)
120
Little Umbrellas (1969 Mix Outtake)
190
It Must Be A Camel (1969 Mix Outtake)
323
Son Of Mr. Green Genes (1969 Mix Outtake)
639
More Of The Story Of Willie The Pimp
84
Willie The Pimp (Vocal Tracks)
127
Willie The Pimp (1969 Quick Mix)
869
Dame Margaret's Son To Be A Bride (1969 Quick Mix)
226
Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #3
52
Bognor Regis (1970 Record Plant Mix)
491
Peaches En Regalia (1969 Rhythm Track Mix)
264
Son Of Mr. Green Genes (1969 Rhythm Track Mix)
640
Little Umbrellas (1969 Rhythm Track Mix)
191
Arabesque (Guitar Tracks)
417
Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #4
59

MUSICIANS: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART—vocal on “Willie The Pimp” (courtesy Straight Records) • SUGAR CANE HARRIS—violin on “Willie The Pimp” & “The Gumbo Variations” • JEAN LUC PONTY—violin on “It Must Be A Camel” (courtesy World Pacific Records) • JOHN GUERIN-drums on “Willie The Pimp”, “Little Umbrellas” & “It Must Be A Camel” • PAUL HUMPHREY—drums on “Son Of Mr. Green Genes” & “The Gumbo Variations” • RON SELICO—drums on “Peaches En Regalia” • MAX BENNETT—bass on “Willie The Pimp”, “Son Of Mr. Green Genes”, “Little Umbrellas”, “The Gumbo Variations” & “It Must Be A Camel” • SHUGGIE OTIS—bass on “Peaches En Regalia” • • • ENGINEERS: DICK KUNC— Whitney Studios • JACK HUNT—T.T.G. • CLIFF GOLDSTEIN—T.T.G. • BRIAN INGOLDSBY—Sunset Sound • Recorded 16 track August through September 1969 • • Director of Engineering for Bizarre: DICK KUNC • Art Direction & Concept by Frank Zappa, NT&B. • Cover design: CAL SCHENKEL • Cover photos: ANDEE NATHANSON • Interior design: JOHN WILLIAMS • All Compositions composed & arranged by Frank Zappa, controlled worldwide by the Zappa Trust, dba Munchkin Music. All rights reserved.

THE HOT RATS SESSIONS

All original recordings Produced by Frank Zappa
Produced for release by Ahmet Zappa & Joe Travers
All 16 Track and 2 Track analog tape hi-res transfers by Joe Travers, UMRK & Joe’s Garage
Original 1969 Recording Engineers:
T.T.G. Studios: Jack Hunt, Cliff Goldstein
Sunset Sound Studios: Brian Ingoldsby
Whitney Studios: Dick Kunc

2019 mixes by Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Ct Studios
Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering 2019
Cover Photo & Additional Infrared Photos: ©1969 Andee Nathanson
Sessions Photography: 1969 Bill Gubbins
Tape & Tape Box Photography: Michael Mesker
Additional images courtesy of The Vault
Art Direction & Design: Michael Mesker
Hot Rats Board Game by Fantoons Animation Studio
Project Manager: Melanie Starks
Special Thanks to Andee Nathanson, Bill Gubbins, Scott Parker, & Matt Groening.

"Directly From My Heart To You" written by Richard Wayne Penniman aka Little Richard

Profound thanks to Ian Underwood. His collaboration with the composer and contribution to Hot Rats cannot be overstated. The album would not be what it is without his prodigious multiinstrumental abilities, high standards and complete commitment to the music.