|The early Mothers. Left to right: Frank Zappa, Elliot Ingber, Ray Collins, Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada.|
Collins was the lead vocalist on the group's early albums as Freak Out! and Cruising With Ruben & The Jets. He died at the age of 76.
Radio Dupree picks five essential songs sung by Ray:
* Oh No (Weasels Ripped My Flesh)
* Anything (Cruising With Ruben & The Jets)
* How Could I Be Such a Fool (Freak Out!)
* Fountain of Love (Cruising With Ruben & The Jets)
* Mr. Green Genes (Uncle Meat)