the pal studio band

= Paul Buff & Frank Zappa

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.1" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The Pal Studio Band featured Paul Buff, Frank Zappa and whoever else was around at the time. For the track on this volume, "Can't Stand Up," Buff and Zappa took the recent Dovells hit "You Can't Sit Down" and created their own reinterpretation in the spring of 1963. Zappa taught Paul Buff the drum roll that frequently turns up on this track, and Frank did multiple guitar parts. One of these parts is a fuzz solo that spans the second half of the song. This is the first of the unreleased Pal tracks on this series that feature Frank Zappa."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.2" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The Pal Studio Band returns with a Zappa doo-wop extravaganza that no one has ever heard - "Masked Grandma." Yes, little Frankie is in love with someone's grandmother! Everyone at the Pal stable at the time (Buff, Zappa, Ray Collins) are all over this track. The tape box shows that this song was to be jokingly billed as Little Franky & The Frogs!"

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.3" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"This Pal Studio Band demo version of Frank Zappa's "Why Don't You Do Me Right?" has never been heard. Even though it was very crudely recorded and it exists only on a tape mastered from an acetate, the track is an interesting document of how the song was originally conceived."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.4" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"“Walkin’ Out” by The Pal Studio Band is another Zappa instrumental showcase that has never been heard. Like all the others Pal Studio Band tracks, this dates from April 1963."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.5" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"Our first track by The Pal Studio Band is familiar to Zappa fans as “Speed Freak Boogie,” but that’s not what it was originally called. Frank Zappa wrote the titles of the original tape reel’s songs on the back of a “While You Were Out” note, and the original title was “Cookin’ Turnips.” Doug Moon was the acoustic rhythm guitarist. This is the original presentation of the tape without any embellishments."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.6" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"Our first track is The Pal Studio Band's "Waltz." Written by Frank Zappa and transferred from an acetate, "Waltz" shows Frank experimenting with some guitar phrasing over a moving rhythm track. There are some occasional rough spots, but this is yet another unheard tune from 1963."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.7" liner notes by Greg Russo:
""I'm Losing Status At The High School" was the first version of what Frank Zappa would later call "Status Back Baby" when he did it with The Mothers Of Invention. This Pal Studios version features Allison Buff as the female vocalist. Note the sped-up vocals, a technique that Paul Buff would use years later on Shapes Of Sound's "Twisted Conversation"."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.8" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"We start out with an unissued track by The Pal Studio Band: "Smoky Night." No one remembers who played on it! Regardless, it's an excellent Pal instrumental that everyone should enjoy."
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Now we're talking - the original Ray Collins-sung Pal Studio Band version of Frank Zappa's "Love Of My Life." We've heard Ron Roman's version on an early volume, but this is the real deal with the original lyrics."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.11" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The January 1961 Pal Studio Band version of Frank Zappa's "Never On Sunday" (later: "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance") is up next. Joining Zappa on guitar were drummer Chuck Glave, bassist Caronga Ward, alto sax player Tony Rodriquenz, trumpeter Chuck Foster and pianist Danny Helferin. This mix presents the track with a full intro and ending without crossfades."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.14" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The unknown Mary Gonzales joined Ray Collins on yet another Pal Studio Band version of FZ's "Love Of My Life." Ray redid some of his vocal parts for this edition, which is another interesting variation."

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.15" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The original Pal Studio Band version of "Any Way The Wind Blows" (with Frank Zappa, Paul Buff and Ray Collins) is a little longer than you're used to hearing it - another bonus for you!"

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.16" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"Speaking of Frank Zappa, he produced The Pal Studio Band track "Smoky Night" (Volume 8) in early 1963. From the same FZ-produced sessions come two more numbers: "Sun Dog" and "Cucamonga Surf." The influences of Dick Dale and the popular "Moon Dawg" are in evidence on the first song, while more Dale-inspired guitar chugging accompanies the sax melody of "Cucamonga Surf." Listen for Frank announcing "4" (as in Take 4) just before "Sun Dog" starts! Alternate takes of both songs will appear on Volume 17 along with a final track that Zappa produced from the session: "Straight Ahead." "

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.17" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The previous volume had two Frank Zappa-produced tracks by The Pal Studio Band: "Sun Dog" and "Cucamonga Surf." Not only do we have earlier takes of both songs on this volume, we also have the track "Straight Ahead." If you listen closely to this version of "Sun Dog," you can hear FZ saying "wayo" just before it starts! In addition, the original ending of "Cucamonga Surf" was arranged differently. "Straight Ahead" is exactly that, and check out the screaming 18-second guitar note two-thirds of the way through!"

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.19" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"The Pal Studio Band weighs in with "Fountain Of Love," and it's longer than the mix on "The Lost Episodes." We know that Ray Collins was its lead vocalist, but Paul Buff, not Frank Zappa, was its fuzz bassist. "

from the "Paul Buff presents the PAL and Original Sound studio archives, vol.20" liner notes by Greg Russo:
"We close our series with a Frank Zappa interview segment discussing many of the rarities presented in this series, as well as his Pal recording "Never On Sunday" being pitched to Bob Keane of Donna Records in 1963. Keane turned it down - what a mistake! What's not known about the track is that Paul Buff plays on it and Allison Buff was the female voice, but they did not receive credit at the time."

 

 

various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.1
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.2
 
   (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.3
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.4
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.5
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.6
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.7
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.8
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.11
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.14
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.15
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.16
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa
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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.17
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.19
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa

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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives, vol.20
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat.contributions by frank zappa
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  various artists: paul buff presents the pal and original sound studio archives: the collection
    (2011, flash-drive, usa, crossfire publications) = the complete 35 album series, with bonus liner notes on pdf and 56 extra tracks
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  various artists: paul buff presents highlights from the pal and original sound studio archives
    (2012, 5cd-box, usa, crossfire publications) = a selection of the pal and original sound studio collection // feat.contributions by frank zappa

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