Jimmy Carl Black, RIP
November 3, 2008 5:44 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (49 comments total)
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Drummer and vocalist Jimmy Carl Black
, "the Indian of the group", who appeared on more Mothers of Invention records
than you could shake a stick at, has passed away. Here's Jimmy drumming with The Mothers of Invention live on French TV 1968
, live on BBC TV 1968
, singing with The Muffin Men, 2002
, and on one of his last gigs, singing Capt. Beefheart's Dropout Boogie
in June 2008, in his duo with mad banjo wizard Eugene Chadbourne which they called The Jack and Jim Show
There had been a benefit concert
planned for November 9, in London, to help raise funds for the cancer operation in Germany that Jimmy Carl had recently had. I'd imagine this will go ahead as planned, but as a memorial concert. You London-based MeFiers might wanna check it out.
Here's another Jimmy Carl Black discography
, from a Captain Beefheart site. Fun quote from Jimmy Carl on that page:
"... in 1975, I did a tour with Captain Beefheart.The difference between his music and Frank's was like night and day. Frank was avant garde, but Beefheart was the real thing, totally left-field. We rehearsed seven days a week, and maybe we'd play our instruments one hour in twelve. The rest of the time, we'd listen to him bullshit."