I remember my dad always talking about how he liked the indian drummer of the group best in Zappa's band...we miss you already Jimmy carl black. i also remember my dad singing Lonesome Cowboy Burt to me hahaha RIP JCB
It really saddens me to hear of JCBs passing. One of the coolest people ever. Thanks for the awesome music Jim, you will be missed.
I know he did a whole lot more than [I]Lonesome Cowboy Burt[/I], but that is a classic is a classic performance.<br /><br />My story is that I saw the band at Lake Geneva in the summer of 1969. I was afraid to talk with them, but they turned out to be the nicest bunch of guys. The venue was an indoor/outdoor deal, and at one time the entire band with friends were sitting outside on the grass. If only I had asked if I could sit in with them for a photo...I still kick myself to this day.<br /><br />My condolences to all of his friends and family.
god bless you jimmy. i love you like a brother. the times we spent are legendary and i charish all the great memories from singing on our first wedding anniversary to the motor toilet....<br />i am comforted knowing you are home again, reunited with husta...YOU WERE ALWAYS THE MAN
Really enjoyed all your musical moments and contributions to my most favorite musical mentor, Frank. The Mothers were unique in that genre and in Frank's evolution, almost an alter-ego to his other diversions. <br />From one drummer to another, thanks, and I hope to trade stories and adventures when we next meet. Be at peace........
I am sorry to hear of Jimmy Carl Black's passing. He was a truly unique artist whom I admired. When he was in the Mothers I dug him as a role model as I was a half-breed kid from the wastes of Texas who wanted out and I looked up to him for laughs. "Lonesome Cowboy Burt" was pure genius. "Cruisin' With Ruben and the Jets" is for the ages. Jimmy Carl seemed to like people when Frank Zappa seemed to have contempt for people. Jimmy was 100% an American character.
I went to school with Gary, Darrell, Kim and Geronimo. I did not know their Dad, I did know his music and his family. Rest in Peace my Friend. I know you are Jamm'n with the Band up above. To The Black family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Shalom.
Very sad to learn of Mr. Black's passing. I saw him perform in a small club when I was touring in Albuquerque one night. I regret not going up to introduce myself and talk with him.<br />I love characters and he was certainly that. The world is smaller with his passing.
Your music will live on forever in our hearts and souls. R.I.P. Jimmy
WHEN I WAS 18 I HAD A FRIEND (JACK) WHO TURNED ME ON TO JIMMY AND THE MO.I..AT FIRST I DIDN'T GET IT. BUT AFTER A FEW BONES...IT WAS LIKE OPENING UP THE FLOODGATES OF MY MIND. I STILL BELIEVE THAT MUSIC WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT AND INTRICUT STUFF TILL THIS DAY!!