The Hot Rats Sessions
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.