Happy Birthday, Jimmy! Cheers :-)
Happy birthday Jimmy, wherever you are!! Andy Friz, Carlo, Marty and myself are playing a little gig for Jimmy on Monday 9th Feb in the Caledonia pub in Liverpool. We're called The Jimmy Carl Black Memorial Barbecue House Band and we're going to play old Zappa favourites we used to do with Jimmy, as well as bluesy songs Jimmy used to sing. Free entry of course. Come down if you're around, listen to music, have a few beers and talk about Jimmy! XT
Happy Birthday Jimmy! Wherever you are, I hope that you have enough beer AND you've got finally paid for all the great things you've done! Music is the best!
My most sincere condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Jimmy Carl Black. His partner Husta and my mother were teachers in side-by-side special education self-contained programs at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin, Texas and were very close. I met Jimmy Carl Black through their friendship. What I remember about Jimmy was how he really connected with an aborigine from Australia through Jimmy's Native American Indian culture and ancestry. A neighbor of ours hosted an aborigine from Australia and Jimmy and Husta came to the event with my mother and I. I remember also when Husta moved to Italy and taught at the DoDDS school in Vicenza before moving to Germany. When I was married in 1992, Husta and Jimmy sent a wedding gift of a honey pine revolving spice rack with 16 jars of spices and herbs. It was a shock to my mother when she received the letter notifying her of Husta's unexpected death in 1995. Rest in peace, Husta Landers and Jimmy Carl Black.
Just a couple pages left in the book... Loving it... We were friends back in Austin.. I was the bartender at Soap Creek Saloon.. I have the poster of the month that he played with Pound for Pound framed hanging on a wall...I would love to send a copy of it to you if wanted... I was at all of his shows and especially remember the one where SRV showed up... Heck there were only about 5 people there that night... They played longer then he remember.. I know I had to lock up that night...Great memories...
Congrats to the great book!
<p><strong>For Mother's Sake, the Kindle edition</strong></p><p>At 5 minutes past midnite Texas time today, Feb 1st 2014 Amazon were instructed to release the Kindle edition of Jimmy's book.</p><p>It may take up to 12 hours to be available on Amazon. </p>
What a trip! just got wind of the Long journey Jimmy is on and wish him well as I know the Great Spirit has excepted him with open arms. I last talked to Jimmy 6 years ago and he was going to do some recording in Germany. My computer took a dump and lost all the contacts, blah blah blah. I enjoyed emailing back and forth and knew Jimmy was cool enough to shoot the shit with an old "Mothers" fan. The best to Jimmy's family..........Good night Jimmy where ever you are!
Jimmy Carl Black: what a man! I met him in 1980 and we always stayed in touch. I remember a beautiful session in our Siesta Studios in Holland with the Muffin Men! And the day my cohort Menno Kalmann and I spent at his and Monika's house when I made a four hour radio documentary about Freak Out! 'The Timekeeper" as he called himself clearly had a very paradoxal attitude towards his time with Frank Zappa who I also knew well. His open approach to this period and his life in general is typical for this beautiful book. What a read! And how well documented and put in perspective with all the fantastic footnotes. So what if there are some inaccuracies (corrected in the aformentioned footnotes): so what if he may have opinions you do or don't agree with? So what that he witnessed and participated in the origin of one of the most important musical groups EVER? You have to read this book! Therefore, you HAVE to buy this book! You will love it, trust me... I know what I am talking about. At least I like to think so...