You mean Emil "Six Doubles" Radocchia?
The percussionists had banks of instruments, and this time, not because they got paid more for each extra noise maker they touched, but because they respected Frank and his music. They had access to Emil's collection and Frank loved percussion! Even though Emil wore a t-shirt saying, "4 doubles" and was making something on the rentals too, it wasn't about that. Here was a guy who had played under Stravinsky, owned and played a Harry Partch microtonal "Diamond Marimba" and he lived for percussion and what you could do with it.
The next thing we're gonna do is an excerpt from an old album, a defunct album. This record isn't even available any more, poor thing. This is a part of Lumpy Gravy. But it's one of the parts of Lumpy Gravy that nobody likes. The original title of this thing was "Sink Trap", which is that thing that goes in the sink to keep the hair out . . . The concert-master on that date was a gentleman named Sid Sharp. And he played the violin solo that was on this piece . . . so we changed the name of the piece to "The Sid Sharp Special" henceforth. But tonight it's going to be "The John Wittenberg Special", and he's gonna honk out the violin part of it.
|Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary (2019)||Previously Released Parts||Approximate correspondence with the original Lumpy Gravy version|
|3.3. Lumpy Gravy (Exract)/Improvisations|
|0:00-0:54||2. Lumpy Gravy (Quaudiophiliac) 0:01-0:54||Lumpy Gravy Part 2 (Envelops The Bath Tub) 12:06-12:41|
|2:04-2:16||2. Easy Meat (Tinsel Town Rebellion) 2:58-3:10|
|2:16-2:32||13. Grout II. (Leather Era Outtakes) 0:12-0:28|
|3.4. Evening At The Hermitage|
|0:00-2:05||3. Hermitage (One Shot Deal) 0:00-2:00|
|1975 09 18 Royce Hall UCLA||Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary (2019)|
|21. Greggery Peccary Fragments Pt. 1||3.12. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary|
|22. Greggery Peccary Fragments Pt. 2|
The one disappointment revealed in archiving the concert recording from the evening show of September 18th is the last reel of tape ran out during the end vamp of the final song "Strictly Genteel," thus missing the actual end of the concert and the surprise guest appearance of one Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart on saxophone.
Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos