John Smothers

Profile:
'Shadow' and personal minder to Frank Zappa. Also referred to in FZ recordings as 'Bald-headed John'. Smothers' pronunciation was much an inspiration for Zappa's 'conceptual continuity' lyrics.

Very much a 'presence' in Zappa's touring & live performances (after the incident when FZ was pushed off-stage) Smothers originally ran a limousine & bodyguard business in Baltimore called 'Smothers Brothers'.

Writing & Arrangement

SRZ-2-1502 John Smothers - Joe's Garage Acts II & III album art Frank Zappa Dong Work For Yuda Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts II & III (Album) Zappa Records SRZ-2-1502 US 1979 Sell This Version
RCD 10060/61 John Smothers - Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III album art Frank Zappa Dong Work For Yuda Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (Comp, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10060/61 US 1987 Sell This Version
LFM2CD575 John Smothers - Berlin 1978  album art Frank Zappa Dong Work For Yuda Frank Zappa - Berlin 1978 (Album) Leftfield Media LFM2CD575 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Featuring & Presenting

BSV-P3120, MP 4000 John Smothers - Baby Snakes - A Movie About People Who Do Stuff That Is Not Normal album art Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes - A Movie About People Who Do Stuff That Is Not Normal Honker Home Video, Honker Home Video BSV-P3120, MP 4000 US 1987 Sell This Version

Technical

D2 74219 John Smothers - Baby Snakes album art Frank Zappa Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (Album) Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74219 US 1988 Sell This Version