Jimmy Carl Black

Real Name:
James Carl Inkanish, Jr.
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Born: 1st February 1938, El Paso, Texas, USA.
Died: 1st November 2008, Traunstein, Germany.

American drummer and vocalist. Best known for his work with Frank Zappa and original drummer in the first line-up of 'The Mothers', with his introductory line "Hi, boys and girls - I’m Jimmy Carl Black, and I’m the Indian of the group”. Also referred to by Don Van Vliet as "Indian Ink" during their musical association. Black co-founded several groups and featured on many recordings after departing Zappa's band - with whom he made the first 8 albums. However, JCB appeared on some Zappa works thereafter, such as the vocalist on "Harder Than Your Husband" - a number on which he can also be seen performing with FZ (in Albuquerque) on friend John Cline's vid-clip on YouTube (To which FZ agreed).

JCB met his wife Moni (Monika Black) at a gig (whilst drumming with the Farrell/Black Blues Band) in Traunstein, Germany when he was 58. He spoke no German and she spoke no English, although the fact she had been a devoted Mothers fan for 25 years obviously helped communications and they married 11 months later. Soulmates until he passed away, Moni regularly accompanied him to Zappanale events. Black had almost completed a book of his life story when he died and it was finally published in the Fall of 2013, entitled "For Mother's Sake - The Memoirs And Recollections Of Jimmy Carl Black 1938-2008".

Black was first a member of The Soul Giants with Roy Estrada and Ray Collins, who were joined by Zappa, whose concepts subsequently morphed the band into a Mothers line-up. After his long association with FZ, Black formed Geronimo Black with Bunk Gardner in 1970 (Geronimo Black also being the name of his 3rd son). He then co-founded The Grandmothers with Gardner, Don Preston and Collins in 1980. He also formed his own label 'Inkanish Records', performed with The Muffin Men and and has collaborated with a diverse number of artists, including: Arthur Brown, Mannish Boys, Ant-Bee, Eugene Chadbourne (Jack & Jim Show), Sandro Olivia (Black Olive), Zjakki Willems, The X-tra Combo, Ener Bladezipper, Ella Guru and the artist who also worked on "The Jimmy Carl Black Story", Jon Larsen.
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Albums

AM-1013 Jimmy Carl Black - A Lil' Dab'l Do Ya album art Jimmy Carl Black & The Mannish Boys Jimmy Carl Black & The Mannish Boys - A Lil' Dab'l Do Ya(LP, Album) Amazing Records (2) AM-1013 US 1987 Sell This Version
Jimmy Carl Black - Brown, Black & Blue album art Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black - Brown, Black & Blue (Album) Blue Wave, Blue Wave US 1988 Sell This Version
Jimmy Carl Black - Locked In A Dutch Coffeeshop album art Eugene Chadbourne / Jimmy Carl Black Eugene Chadbourne / Jimmy Carl Black - Locked In A Dutch Coffeeshop (Album) Fundamental US 1994 Sell This Version
PR CD 03 Jimmy Carl Black - Cockroach Albert - Live At The DocumentaX And Elsewhere album art Behind The Mirror (3) & Jimmy Carl Black Behind The Mirror (3) & Jimmy Carl Black - Cockroach Albert - Live At The DocumentaX And Elsewhere(CD, Album) Placebo Records (4) PR CD 03 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Carl Black - The Secrets Of Crater 6 album art Behind The Mirror (3) Feat. Jimmy Carl Black Behind The Mirror (3) Feat. Jimmy Carl Black - The Secrets Of Crater 6(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Behind The Mirror (3)) none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Jimmy Carl Black - The Jack And Jim Show - The Early Years album art Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black - The Jack And Jim Show - The Early Years (Album) Not on Label US 2001 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Carl Black - An Evening With  - Live Im Kunsttempel, Kassel, am 15. Juli 2000 album art Jimmy Carl Black & Behind The Mirror (3) Jimmy Carl Black & Behind The Mirror (3) - An Evening With - Live Im Kunsttempel, Kassel, am 15. Juli 2000(CDr, CD-ROM, Ltd, Num) Crater Entertainment none Germany 2001 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Carl Black - Live At Mohawk Bar & Grill, Buffalo, NY, 1995 album art Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black - Live At Mohawk Bar & Grill, Buffalo, NY, 1995(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2001 Sell This Version
Jimmy Carl Black - Hamburger Midnight album art B.E.P. - Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada, Mick Pini B.E.P. - Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada, Mick Pini - Hamburger Midnight (Album) Inkanish Records US 2002 Sell This Version
IR0001 Jimmy Carl Black - Mercedes Benz album art Jimmy Carl Black & The X-tra Combo Jimmy Carl Black & The X-tra Combo - Mercedes Benz(CD, Album) Inkanish Records IR0001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
MONSTR03 Jimmy Carl Black - The Chad Black Monster Band album art Eugene Chadbourne And Jimmy Carl Black With Monstre (2) Eugene Chadbourne And Jimmy Carl Black With Monstre (2) - The Chad Black Monster Band(CDr, Album) L'Eglise De La Petite Folie MONSTR03 France 2006 Sell This Version
TBP11473 Jimmy Carl Black - Freedom Jazz Dance album art Jimmy Carl Black Freedom Jazz Dance(CD) Azzurra Music TBP11473 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Carl Black - Live In Nagoya, Japan, June 12, 2008 album art Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black - Live In Nagoya, Japan, June 12, 2008(CDr, Album) Inkanish Records none Germany 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1914 Jimmy Carl Black - Jimmy Carl Black Raps About Geronimo Black album art Jimmy Carl Black Jimmy Carl Black Raps About Geronimo Black(7") UNI Records 1914 US 1972 Sell This Version
HR-445-6 Jimmy Carl Black - Albuquerque Bound album art Jimmy Carl Black Albuquerque Bound(7") Helios Records (2) HR-445-6 US 1980 Sell This Version
109414 Jimmy Carl Black - Skin / The album art Brave Combo / Jimmy Carl Black And The Grandmothers Brave Combo / Jimmy Carl Black And The Grandmothers - Skin / The(Flexi, 7") Eva-Tone Soundsheets 109414 US 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

Jimmy Carl Black - When Do We Get Paid? album art Jimmy Carl Black When Do We Get Paid? (Comp) Divine Records UK 1996 Sell This Version

Videos

MA-001 Jimmy Carl Black - Jack and Jim - 2001 : a space odyssey - Rotterdam, holland septembre 9, 2001 album art Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black - Jack and Jim - 2001 : a space odyssey - Rotterdam, holland septembre 9, 2001(DVD-V) Modern Alchemy MA-001 US 2007 Sell This Version
MA-02 Jimmy Carl Black - The Jack And Jim Show Live @ The Stone, NYC 2007 album art Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black - The Jack And Jim Show Live @ The Stone, NYC 2007(DVD, NTSC) Modern Alchemy MA-02 US 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

5504 Jimmy Carl Black - Clearly Classic album art Jimmy Carl Black Clearly Classic(11", Shape, Ltd, Num, Cle) Inkanish Productions 5504 US 1981 Sell This Version