Wednesday, December 26, 2012

R.I.P. Ray Collins

The early Mothers. Left to right: Frank Zappa, Elliot Ingber, Ray Collins, Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada.
Several sources report that Ray Collins, singer of The Mothers of Invention, passed away on December 24.
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)


Anonymous said...

Don't forget "Directly From My Heart To You".

Nebukadnessar Stephenson and Sigurd Huckle said...

Directly From My Heart To You is absolutely one of our favourite Zappa recordings, but we are pretty sure it's Sugar Cane Harris singing, and also playing the violin. Happy New Year!