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The Mothers of Invention

The Mothers of Invention
Aliases
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
The Mothers
Zappa / Mothers
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United States
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In 1964, Frank Zappa teamed up with gigging R&B group "The Soul Giants". The band included vocalist Ray Collins, bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Jimmy Carl Black. Zappa emerged as their creative leader and the band became "The Mothers" (as in mother-f**kers = good musicians). After signing to Verve Records this was appended to 'The Mothers Of Invention' at the insistence of the label.
Members
Frank Zappa Guitar, vocals
Elliot Ingber Guitar
Jimmy Carl Black Drummer, and "the Indian of the group".
Jeff Simmons Bass, guitar, vocals (1970-1971, 1973-1974)
Mark Volman Vocals (1970-1971)
Howard Kaylan Vocals (1970-1971)
Napoleon Murphy Brock
Denny Walley Guitar (1974-1975)
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