God will truly be entertained, we sure were! Thanks Jimmy! Your musicianship and music will live on to be enjoyed by us old fans and discovered by new ones. Rest in Peace Brother.
Big Fan since the early 70's and a Big Loss to Music.
God Bless you Jimmy- rest in peace.
I met & worked with Jimmy in Albuquerque in 1979; he received freight for the record store I managed. The first time John Lennon's "Starting Over" was played locally, we stood there staring at the radio with our mouths open. When it was over, we laughed & hugged in the joy of the moment. When he found out I played bass, he made me play on a single he recorded called "Albuquerque Bound" & introduced me to Zappa when he came through town. Several months ago, out of the blue, I attempted to contact him via email & he responded.
Sorry, all!<br />That'd be track 19, "Uncle Meat","#0F0FEB
[B]R>I>P[/B] Jimmy!<br />I never met you, but:<br />My mom (an H.U.D. bureaucrat, [I]inter alii[/I]) gave me her perspective on The Mothers because of track 19 (trust me, I have the vinyl) on Uncle Meat! (Those who know me...)<br />"Lonesome Cowboy Burt" vocals gave hope to all baritones or lower in an inchoate tenor world.
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