john balkin

John Balkin was a part of the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra around 1967 when Frank Zappa recorded the orchestral parts for "Lumpy Gravy".
He provided bass for Lumpy Gravy and parts of Burnt Weeny Sandwich. 
John also contributed to releases by Tim Buckley and The Grandmothers.

He also was part of Menage A Trois.


4 frank zappa: lumpy gravy
   (1967, lp, usa, verve)

  tim buckley: happy sad (3)
    (1968, lp, usa, ??) - feat. john balkin  
  tim buckley: lorca (5)
    (1970, lp, usa, ??) - feat. john balkin  
  tim buckley: starsailor (6)
    (1970, lp, usa, straight) - feat. bunk & buzz gardner, john balkin
  the grandmothers: grandmothers (1)
    (1981, lp, ger, line records 6.24636 ap) - feat. various ex-moi

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  the grandmothers: a mother of an anthology
    (1993, cd, us, one way records ow 28880)  = compilation + extra tracks

  bunk gardner: it's all bunk!
    (2007, cd, usa, crossfire publications) - feat. various ex-moi
  bunk gardner: it's all bunk! (reloaded)
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications)
= revised edition - download only

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