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Los Persuaders - Tijuana c/w El Gruniondotdotdot
artworkLos Persuaders are Paul Buff and Frank Zappa's project band The Persuaders, also called The Rotations and The Hollywood Persuaders to differentiate from The Persuaders on Chattahoochee. This is the Mexican release of Original Sound OS-39.
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TJB Surf (Instrumental)

Reverbed second guitar, and a huge debt owed to Balboa Stomp and Herb Alpert by Paul Buff's studio band on this one. It's so very close to Surfers Stomp with just slight variations created by the organ in the breaks and a twinge of the Tijuana Brass. Frank Zappa probably played guitar. Not surfy at all, but a cool tune. Also issued as "Tijuana Surf."

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Blues (Instrumental)

This is a bluesy Frank Zappa guitar instro, traditionally arranged and fluid. It's not particularly interesting, except from a historical perspective, though it's very well played and recorded.