denny walley

 

In 1991, Denny Walley took part in the "Zappa's Universe" concert series.

Early 2003, Denny Walley started playing with The Magic Band. They played some concerts in April, 2003, and continued in November.

June 2003, he lead the Zappa Corner concerts at the Umeå Internationella Kammarmusik Festival that took place from 2003/06/09 to 2003/06/15. The Zappa Corner band did two concerts.

Denny Walley also performed as a special guest with Big Eyed Beans From Venus, a Beefheart tribute band.

In 2009 and 2010, Denny Walley was special guest at the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany.
At the 2010 edition of the Zappanale festival, he performed with Don Condor & The Texas Outpost, with The Muffin Men, and with The Central Scrutinizer Band.

April 2011, Denny Walley did a short European tour with The Muffin Men, celebrating the Muffin Men's 20th anniversary.

 

discography

  geronimo black: geronimo black  (1)
    (1972, lp, universal city recs) - feat. various ex-mothers of invention
 

  geronimo black: let us live / '59 chevy
    (
1972, 7"-pro, usa, uni 55339)

  geronimo black: '59 chevy / let us live
    (1972, 7", new zealand, mca records mc/s 6145)

21

zappa / beefheart / mothers: bongo fury
   (1975, lp, usa, discreet)
28 frank zappa: joe's garage act I
   (1979, lp, usa, zappa records)

29 frank zappa: joe's garage acts II & III
   (1979, 2lp, usa, zappa records)

  denny walley: who do / tiny tattoo
    (198?, 7", usa, tee-fur tones 101) - feat.vinnie colaiuta, ed mann, tommy mars
 
  geronimo black: welcome back (2)
    (1980, lp, usa, helios recs) - feat. various ex-mothers of invention

  the grandmothers: grandmothers (1)
    (1981, lp, ger, line records 6.24636 ap) - feat. various ex-moi

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  robert williams: buy my record
    (1981, 12", usa, a & m records  sp-12401) - feat. various zappa & beefheart alumni

30 frank zappa: tinseltown rebellion
   (1981, 2lp, usa, barking pumpkin)

31 frank zappa: shut up'n play yer guitar
   (1981, lp, usa, barking pumpkin)
32 frank zappa: shut up 'n play yer guitar some more
   (1981, lp, usa, barking pumpkin)

33 frank zappa: return of the son of shut up 'n play yer guitar
   (1981, lp, usa, barking pumpkin)

34 frank zappa: you are what you is
   (1981, 2lp, usa, barking pumpkin)
  frank zappa: shut up 'n play yer guitar - box set
    (1981, 3lp, eur, cbs)
  robert williams: late one night
    (1982, lp, usa, a & m records  amlh 64889) - feat.bruce fowler, arthur barrow, denny walley

  the grandmothers: lookin' up granny's dress  (3)
    (1982, lp, us, rhino records  rnlp 804) - feat. various ex-moi; incl.zappa compositions

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  michael ward: emergency to order
    (1984, 12", usa, secret records 6521) - feat. ed mann, ray white, denny walley

41

frank zappa: thing-fish
   (1984, 3lp, usa, barking pumpkin)

50

frank zappa: guitar
   (1988, 2cd, usa, ryko)

51 frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.1
   (1988, 2cd, usa, ryko)

57

frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.4
   (1991, 2cd, usa, ryko)  
  frank zappa: anyway the wind blows - disc 1
    (1991, cd, usa, rhino foo-eee records r2 70541)

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  frank zappa: anyway the wind blows - disc 2
    (1991, cd, usa, rhino foo-eee records r2 70541)

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  frank zappa: saarbrucken 1978
    (1991, cd, usa, rhino foo-eee records r2 70543)
  frank zappa: at the circus
    (1991, cd, usa, rhino foo-eee records r2 71020)

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59 frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.6
   (1992, 2cd, usa, ryko)
  the grandmothers: a mother of an anthology
    (1993, cd, us, one way records ow 28880)  = compilation + extra tracks

  snarfel: thirty years of andy cahan
    (1995, cd, usa, hamana records) - feat. various ex-moi

  various artists: the music of captain beefheart
    (1996, cd ,swe, uae) - feat. morgan ågren, denny walley, jimmy ågren, mats öberg;
                                        all compositions by don van vliet
 

67

frank zappa: have i offended someone?
   (1997, cd, usa, ryko)

  denny walley: spare parts  (1)
    (1997, cd, swe, ultimate audio entertainment uae disc 5) - feat.mats & morgan; incl.frank zappa compositions  

  captain beefheart & his magic band: grow fins - rarities [1965-1982]
    (1999, 5cd-box, usa, revenant records revenant 210)

       southern fried- little taste of southern fried (guitar)  
  captain beefheart & his magic band: grow fins vol.III: grow fins
    (2001, 2lp, usa, xeric)

  captain beefheart and the magic band: dust sucker
    (2002, cd, uk, milksafe bf 6003)

  captain beefheart: magnetic hands
    (2002, cd, uk, viper cd 011)

71

frank zappa: halloween
    (2003, dvda, usa, dts entertainment 69286-01101-9-9)

  captain beefheart: railroadism
    (2003, cd, uk, viper cd 015)

 

the magic band: back to the front
    (2003, cd, uk, atprcd 7) - all compositions by don van vliet

  the magic band: live in concert & crow's milk
    (2004, dvd, uk, subdiva) - all compositions by don van vliet

 

the magic band: 21st century mirror men
    (2005, cd + dvd, uk, proper records) - all compositions by don van vliet

79

frank zappa: trance-fusion
    (2006, cd, usa, zappa records)

  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraa birthday bundle
    (2006, itunes, -) - feat. frank, moon, dweezil, ahmet & diva zappa

  jimmy carl black: where’s the $%&§#@’ beer?
    (2007, cd, usa, crossfire publications 9508-2) - feat.various mothers of invention

83

frank zappa: one shot deal
    (2008, cd, usa, zappa records)

the paul green school of rock music feat.denny walley: zappanale 19
    (2008, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa or don van vliet  / feat.denny walley & napoleon murphy brock

  finnish zappa tribute band feat. napoleon murphy brock, denny walley & stanley jason zappa: zappanale 19
    (2008, dvdr, germany, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa

  geronimo black: welcome back
    (2008, download, -, crossfire publications) - feat. various ex-mothers of invention / downloadable version of the 1979 album, with six bonus tracks
  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2008
    (2008, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet & diva zappa

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  various artists: zappanale 19
    (2009, mp3-dvd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
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project/object: zappanale 20
    (2009, dvdr, ger, private release) - all zappa material / feat. ike willis, don preston, robert martin, denny walley & dr.dot

  jimmy carl black: "where's my waitress?" (revised)
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) = revised edition - download only
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  geronimo black: welcome back geronimo black (revised)
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications) = revised edition - download only

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  movie / documentary: let's hear it for jimmy carl black
    (2010, dvdr, ger, arf society) - feat. moni black, geronimo black, helmut king, napoleon murphy brock, roy estrada, don preston, bruce bickford, ike willis

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  the central scrutinizer band: zappanale 21
    (2010, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa  //  feat. ray white, robert martin & denny walley

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  the muffin men: zappanale 21
    (2010, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa  //  feat. ike willis, ray white, robert martin & denny walley
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  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2010
    (2010, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet zappa

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the muffin men: just another band from l4
    (announced, uk, private release) -
feat. denny walley, robert martin, ben watson

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  the muffin men: live at zappanale 21, bad doberan, august 2010
    (2011, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa  //  feat. ike willis, ray white, robert martin, denny walley and ben watson

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  the magic band: oxford, june 6, 2005
    (2011, cd, usa, sundazed) - all compositions by don van vliet

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  beefheart: bat chain puller
    (2012, cd, usa, vaulternative records vr 2012-1)

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  the muffin men: powdered water
    (2012, cd/dvd-promo, uk, private release) - compositions by frank zappa & don van vliet  //  feat. denny walley

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  captain beefheart and the magic band: son of dust sucker
    (2012, cd, uk, ozit dandelion cd 6013)

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the magic band: plays the music of captain beefheart
    (2013, cd, uk, proper music) - all compositions by don van vliet

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frank zappa: joe's camouflage
    (2014, cd, usa, vaulternative records)
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  the magic band: zappanale 25
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by don van vliet

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  muffin men: zappanale 25
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - (almost) all compositions by frank zappa  //  feat. denny walley

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  various artists: zappanale 25 - goodbye session
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - feat. school of rock, the muffin men, eric klerks, max kutner, denny walley // incl. various frank zappa compositions

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  captain beefheart & the magic band: live from paris 1977
    (2014, 2cd, uk, gonzo gzo105cd)
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  movie: where's the beer and when do we get paid?
    (2014, dvd, ger, edition kassenknüller strassenfeger) - feat. jimmy carl black, eugene chadbourne, don preston, bunk gardner, roy estrada, andy cahan, denny walley

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  frank zappa and captain beefheart: providence college, rhode island, april 26, 1975
    (2014, 2cd, uk, keyhole kh2cd9028)
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  frank zappa: the muffin man goes to college (live)
    (2015, spotify, --, sonic boom) = 1975/04/26 providence concert
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  ike willis & zappatika, feat. denny walley, ed mann and jeff hollie: zappanale 26
    (2015, dvdr, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions

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  the banned from utopia: zappanale 26
    (2015, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa; feat. various zappa alumni
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  various artists: zappanale 26 - good bye session
    (2015, dvdr, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions, faet. ike willis, ed mann, mats öberg, jeff hollie, craig steward, denny walley

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the magic band: magnetic draw
    (2015, 2dvd, uk, urban apache) - all compositions by don van vliet

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  the magic band: singing through you
    (2015, dvd, uk, private release) - all compositions by don van vliet

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zappatika and friends: the pony suite - the ritzy 2016 spring tour edition
    (2016, cd, nl, private release) - feat. ike willis, jeff hollie and craig 'twister' steward, denny walley and ed mann

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various artists: zappanale # 26
    (2016, 3cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions, feat. napoleon murphy brock, ike willis, denny walley, jeff hollie, craig twister steward, ed mann, robert martin, albert wing, ray white, tom fowler, robbie mangano, mats öberg

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the muffin men feat. denny walley & ed mann, special guest candy zappa
    (2016, dvdr, ger, arf society) - compositions by frank zappa, don van vliet and jimmy carl black

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paul green's rock academy feat. ed mann: zappanale 27
    (2016, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat. ed mann and denny walley

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various artists: zappanale 27 - good bye session
    (2016, dvdr, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions,
feat. ed mann, denny walley

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random notes

denny has covered a couple of zappa tunes on a title called spare parts. (uae,uae disc 5)

denny walley performed on the last night of zappa's universe performing the blues version of "bamboozled by love" (nov. 10,1991). he and his wife "janet the planet" (yes from baby snakes movie) were seen at the night of zappa music at lincoln center in feb. 1993 (i saw them, they were 3 seats over from me). (source: my eyes & ears)
apparently denny runs a recording studio in the atlanta,  ga area - chamblee i think.  a neighbor of mine is moses mo of mothers finest and is in contact with denny once in a while.
currently (april '95) denny is over in sweden on some captain beefheart reunion tour or something.

 i saw him live on stage at the fasching in stockholm, sweden on the 4th of april 1995. he was playing slide guitar in a beefheart cover band (with the swedish singer freddie wadling as beefheart). the two swedish zappa's universe players, morgan agren and mats oberg, were also in the band. i know the band rehearsed for one week and played two shows. it was an unbelievably good band, and very, very popular.

denny is running mgm scenery works shop. not a recording studio. the performance in sweden was a "tribute" that started up on the 1st of april 1995 in umea combined with art-exhibition with a dozen of his paintings. second concert was on april 2nd and third in stockholm april 4th. also in the band were jimmy aagren on guitar and rolf hedqvist on bass. morgan will probably release some of the stuff on a cd later this year.

check the mats & morgan homepage for more info. 

     peter öberg (peterobe@vbtn.sr.se) sez:
guitarist denny walley played a show at the ume_ jazz festival in sweden on the 26th of october (1996). ex. zappa sideman walley had put together a band that included drummer morgan +gren and keyboardist mats +berg (both ex. zappa's universe) plus three other young musicians.
they performed rhythm&blues classics as mannish boy, i can't be satisfied, diddy wah diddy...the last songs in the regular set were suicide chumpand bamboozled by love, two zappa songs that denny used to sing when he was touring with frank in the fall of '78.
the only encore was china pig performed by denny alone. (the original version of this captain beefheart song appears on the trout mask replica album).

      arthur said:
denny and janet the planet were also present at the ensemble moderne show in new york in april 1996. ensemble moderne performed 'the girl in the magnesium dress', 'get whitey', g spot tornado, and 'dog/meat'.

      from: per wikstrom (uae@com.itv.se)
     ultimate audio entertainment - http://www.morganagren.com/
mats/morgan "live": this album was recorded during the bands latest tour and is jam-packed with knock-yer-socks-off performances. this year mats/morgan celebrate 20 years of being a musical entity, and to celebrate this they enbarke on yet another tour. if you have your way through stockholm on february 27-28 (2001), we are having a release party at fasching, and you're invited!!. guests include denny walley, ali askin, todd yvega, and the ever so amazing artis the spoonman!

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frank zappa  / musicians timeline


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