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Frank Zappa

Willie the Pimp (9:24)

One of Zappa's most instantly recognisable riffs kicks off this track from Hot Rats, the first album of his to mark a shift away from the vocal-heavy satirical style of the Mothers Of Invention and focus on his guitar soloing.

On this cut he's joined by drummer John Guerin, Max Benet on bass, Sugar Cane Harris (violin), and Ian Underwood (keyboards). Old schoolmate Captain Beefheart offers a few lines of vocals sung…

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Frank Zappa:Willie the pimp
I'm a little pimp with my hair gassed back
Pair a khacki pants with my shoes shined black
Got a little lady...walk the street

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