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!!
He picked me up while I was hitchhiking across Los Angeles during the late 60's. Had a great time, and the first time I ran into Santa Marta Gold. God Bless you Bro' I have always had good memories of that ride, it was a definite "Sign of the Times". R.I.P.
saw the mothers in dallas in 68 and at the denver pop fest in 69. met don preston outside the fest & saw motorhead dive out of a 3rd story<br />window into the hotel pool. exchanged emails with JCB while writing a column for a music biz newsletter several years ago. it was a pleasure sharing virtual communication with jimmy. frank was a genius however my favorite FZ period was the original Mothers of Invention. what a band. the music of my youth is still the music of my life. Long Live The Mothers of Invention!
Wow, I'm very saddened by this news. Jimmy will be missed here for sure. I saw him a few years ago with the Grandmothers and I got to the venue to record the show and the place would not allow it. This was after getting permission from the band via email, but it wouldn't fly. Jimmy happened to walk out front while this was going on, and told the venue I was recording for him that night and was a crew member for the night, lol. Anyway they let me record the show, I sent Jimmy cd's of it shortly after. He was a great guy and an great drummer. RIP
Thanks for keeping the music real. Glad to have met you a few years ago in New York City. Save me a few more shows up there.