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The new Movie with Napoleon Murphy Brock as front man, lead singer, sax and flute player and exciting dancer will be released soon - Oct 30th, 2015
The live recording from the actual night that Frank Zappa first met Napoleon Murphy Brock has been completed. This very significant historical document is now available and ready to be shipped to you to complete your collection of the history of The Mothers Of Invention. Frank was actually in the audience this very night, listening to two sets of music performed by Napoleon Murphy Brock and his 5-piece musical ensemble called "COMMUNICATION PLUS".
After Zappa saw and heard this performance, he said to NMB, "Hello, my name is Frank Zappa, and you are my new Lead Vocalist." Having never heard of Frank Zappa or The Mothers of Invention, Napoleon asked Frank who was in his band. When he replied with the names Jon Luc Ponty, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler, and Ralph Humphey, Frank told Napoleon that this ensemble would now be complete with him, Napoleon (as the Lead Vocalist, saxophonist, flutist and Front Man), and that no audition, other than what he had heard that evening, would be required. All that Napoleon need do was to come to 5831 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, listen to the band, and accept, if he liked what he heard.
Napoleon had no idea what he would hear, see, or experience, but continued forward with an open mind. After listening to the band play five songs - non-stop - he knew at that very moment that he had come face to face with his destiny. There had been years of preparation for this historical evaluation that was not totally understood during those years, but the preparation continued with the knowledge that, one day, it all would be revealed to him. This was that moment, and the picture was clear.
Napoleon accepted. And then the journey began....
Frank knew that something most important was yet to take place. Napoleon, with his voice, saxophone, flute, "and Fantastic Dancing", was to be the Interpreter of the music for the fans. This incarnation of The Mothers was raised to a new level of theatrical expression, energy, enthusiasm and entertainment.
Originally recorded on Teac Reel To Reel 4 Track, the recording was restored and digitally enhanced in Hamburg, Germany, at Master Pinguin Studio's Audio Lab by owner director master engineer Ralph Kessler. www.masterpinguin.de. The original stereo analog sound was preserved.
You will be able to hear exactly what Frank heard. But a word of advice to the listener: The best way to put yourself in the area of thought processes that Frank experienced during this performance, and to be able to imagine what he imagined, having this combination Lead vocalist/sax/flute player, who also played sax and flute parts and solos while singing in the same song, you must remove yourself from where other people are talking. Frank would always say, "LISTENING IS AN ART": It is impossible to listen to these tracks while someone is in the room talking while you are trying to listen. If you listen in focused silence, you might be able to imagine how Frank visualized Napoleon doing what he heard and saw him doing on stage that very night, but in HIS compositions and the compositions of Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention.
The name of the CD: "THIS IS WHAT FRANK ZAPPA HEARD" Communication Plus Live at the Red Noodle Waikiki - Hawaii.
To order this valuable historical CD to add to your collection:
1. Go to: www.paypal.com
2. Select "SEND MONEY"
3. Enter this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Select amount you wish to pay, as well as payment method.
5. Press "continue" and follow prompts.
When this process is completed, Napoleon will receive an e-mail from Pay Pal telling him that your payment has cleared; then he will go to your e-mail (which you submitted to get the order started) and look over your autograph request and personalize it, as you requested. The CD will be sent to you with no shipping or handling charge. PLEASE NOTE: If you have not submitted your autograph request, please do so by sending your request email@example.com. When your payment has cleared, your CD will be shipped. ALL CD'S WILL BE AUTOGRAPHED UPON REQUEST, AND EACH WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOGRAPHED GRAMMY PHOTO OF NAPOLEON FREE OF CHARGE.
Thank you in advance for ordering this incredible piece of Zappa/NMB history. And remember, this is dance music, Old School style. And enjoy! Frank did!!!!!!
As history will attest.... MUSIC IS THE BEST.
HELLO FAN, REMEMBER, YOU DO NOT NEED A PAY PAL ACCOUNT TO ORDER THROUGH PAY PAL. YOU ONLY NEED A VALID CREDIT CARD.
Here is the information that you need. Remember, because you did not pre-order, you will need to add shipping cost to the $15 cost of the CD. Since you are in the U.S., it should not be anymore than an extra 2 dollars. Please remember to add you autograph request. It will be as you wish.
The cost of the CD is $15, plus $3.95 for shipping and handling, if you are in the U.S., or 20 Euros if you are in Europe. 15 Pounds if in England. All orders paid for in English Pounds, will also receive an additional surprise gift. No shipping or handling fee by you will be required. If you are in Canada, you should send the equivalent of 20 euros. Thank you in advance. And please let me know what your autograph request is.
NOTE: If you do not have a credit card, or you do not want to deal with Pay Pal, just send a check or money order to my P. O. Box, and I will get it to you as soon as the check clears. Money orders are instant.
P.O. BOX 817
SAN JOSE, CALIF 95106
NOTE: After you place your payment on Pay Pal, if you did not "pre order", be sure to send me an e-mail with your personal autograph request. To whom, etc, and please add your mailing address. Thank you in advance for your order.
Peace, and God Bless,
in the section "Performances" you will find the tour schedule for the first of two U.S. tours for The Grand Mothers Of Invention. The tour is called, "ONE SIZE FITS ALL". Which means that we will be featuring all of the music from One Size Fits All in it's entirety. Other fan favorites will also be featured. These others might change from show to show, but each show will feature ALL selections from "ONE SIZE FITS ALL".
Hope that you can come and participate with us in celebrating the music of Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention, and we are looking forward to seeing you there and saying "hello" at our "MEET AND GREET" sessions at the end of each show at the Merchandise Table. If you know other Zappa fans on your e-mail list, please forward this schedule to them so that they can also come to a show and celebrate the fun. Because as we all know from the Frank Zappa experience: MUSIC IS THE BEST!!!!! And it is our pledge to come to your town and keep this music alive. You can visit our web site and Face Book page for comments at: The Grand Mothers of Invention.com.
PEACE AND GOD BLESS,
NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK
I have been off line for a while now, but now I am back. Last
years schedule was awesome, but at the same time, I didn't have much time for
myself, my kitty, or for my family. So I took some time off to spend with
family, and prepare for 2013. Here's wishing you a belated Merry Christmas,
and a belated Happy New Year. Please forgive me if my actions in any way seemed
personal towards you, because they were not in any way, just needed a break.
I look forward to seeing you all this year at a show, or just a phone call of e-mail
to say "hey".
We have truly been blessed in this life, we just sometimes need to look around
and remember, so we don't forget.
Peace, God Bless, Good Health, and don't forget to SMILE!!!
LOVE FROM NAPI AND SAMMIE TWO TOO,
This is from Thursday night October 6th, 2011. Micheal Jackson channeled his way into the performance, and by doing so caused me to sing his signature "lick" during a song called Pygmy Twylight, go to you tube. The actual link is the one above. Then click on UNCLE REMUS/PYGMY TWYLYGHT. I think it's the third picture/square down on the right. We were there three nights selling out 6 shows. The Shows featured: The Ed Palermo Big Band Zappa, with special guests Napoleon Murphy Brock and Mike Kenelly.
Zappa fans are only too aware of Brock's vocals, sax and flute on Zappa albums like Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury and Thing Fish, not to mention his work with keyboardist and fellow Zappa alumni George Duke, as well as the recent incarnation of the Grande Mothers Re-invented. Read the whole story at http://vintagerocknews.blogspot.com/2009/10/zappa-vocalist-napoleon-murphy-brock-to.html
The CD was recorded on August 8th, 1973 Live at the Red Noodle Waikiki, Hawai.