lp cover

cd slipcase

cd album cover

jean-luc ponty

canteloupe island
    sampler, including the entire "king kong" album / incl. various zappa compositions

1976 2lp usa blue note la 632-h2

re-releases
    (2006, 2cd, uk, bgo records bgocd706) - digitally re-mastered 

personnel on side one and two

jean-luc ponty
: electric violin and baritone violectra
george duke: electric piano 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
gene estes: vibes & percussion 1, 6
beull neidlinger: bass 1, 5, 6
arthur d. tripp III: drums 1, 5, 6
ian underwood: tenor sax 1, 5, 6
wilton felder: fender bass 2, 3
john guerin: drums  2, 3, 4
ernie watts: alto & tenor sax 2, 3, 4
frank zappa: guitar 4
wilton felder: fender bass 4
donald christlieb: bassoon 5
gene cipriano: oboe & english horn 5
vincent derosa: french horn and tuben 5
jonathan meyer: flute 5
harold bemko: cello 5
milton thomas: viola 5

arranged by frank zappa / produced by dick bock

personnel on side three and four (recorded live in hollywood in september 1969)

jean-luc ponty: electric violing
george duke: electric piano
john heard: electric bass
dick berk: drums

produced by dick bock

side one

  1. king kong  (f.zappa)

  2. idiot bastard son  (f.zappa)

  3. twenty small cigars  (f.zappa)

  4. how would you like to have a head like that  (j.l.ponty)

side two

  1. music for electric violin and low budget orchestra  (f.zappa)

  2. america drinks and goes home  (f.zappa)

side three

  1. foosh

  2. pamukkale

  3. contact

side four

  1. cantelouple island

  2. starlight, starbright