Peaches en Regalia
"Peaches en Regalia" is an instrumental jazz fusion composition by Frank Zappa. It was released on Zappa's album Hot Rats in 1969 and has been recorded many times since. It was also released as a single in 1970, with "Little Umbrellas" as the B-side. Zappa used the piece on many of his tours, often as either the opening or the encore of a show.
|"Peaches en Regalia"|
|Single by Frank Zappa|
|from the album Hot Rats|
|Genre||Jazz fusion, instrumental rock, progressive rock|
|Frank Zappa singles chronology|
"Peaches en Regalia" has been included in the "underground" version of The Real Book, despite being compositionally more complicated than typical jam session tunes. Having a song included in the book has been described as "the ultimate insider credential for a jazz composer".
A cover of the piece recorded by Zappa Plays Zappa (including Zappa's son Dweezil and former Zappa alumni Steve Vai and Napoleon Murphy Brock) won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in February 2009.
|1971||Fillmore East – June 1971||Live (as "Peaces En Regalia" on original vinyl album art)|
|1981||Tinsel Town Rebellion||Live as "Peaches III"|
|1991||Any Way the Wind Blows||Recorded live in 1979, released as part of the Beat the Boots series.|
|1992||Swiss Cheese / Fire!||Recorded live in 1971, released as part of the Beat the Boots II series.|
|2010||Hammersmith Odeon||Recorded live in 1978 at the famous London venue.|
|2011||Carnegie Hall||Recorded live in 1971.|
On tribute albumsEdit
|1994||The Muffin Men||Say Cheese & Thank You|
|1994||Riccardo Fassi Tankio||Plays the Music of Frank Zappa|
|1995||Harmonia||Harmonia Meets Zappa|
|1996||Omnibus Wind Ensemble||Music by Frank Zappa|
|1997||Ed Palermo||Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa|
|1999||The Dangerous Kitchen||Pays Tribute to Frank Zappa|
|2004||Ensemble Modern||Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa|
|2004||The Muffin Men||Bakers Dozen|
|2004||Pollo Del Mar||Lemme Take You to the Beach (Various artists)|
|2005||Colin Towns||Frank Zappa's Hot Licks|
|1994||Jon Poole||What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body?|
|1995||Meridian Arts Ensemble||Prime Meridian|
|2000||Dixie Dregs||California Screamin'|
|2000||The Grandmothers||Eating the Astoria|
|2006||Dweezil Zappa||Go with What You Know|
|2006||Daniele Sepe||Suonarne 1 per educarne 100|
|2009||Les cris de Paris (a cappella)||Encores (alpha)|
|2011||Phish||2011/07/01 I Super Ball IX, NY|
Don Miguel Vilanova (aka Botafogo), an Argentine blues musician, had a band in the late 1980s, inspired by the blues and specifically Zappa's song "Peaches en Regalia", the name of which was translated literally into the Spanish as "Durazno de Gala".
- François Couture: Peaches en Regalia review on AllMusic—retrieved on March 14 2009
- Frank Zappa shows — retrieved on March 14 2009
- Ted Gioia: Peaches en Regalia review Archived 2008-10-16 at the Wayback Machine at jazz.com — retrieved on March 14 2009
- Grammy.com Archived December 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine: 51st Grammy Awards winners — retrieved on 15 March 2009
- Bien al Sur, Historias del Blues en la Argentina by Gabriel Gratzer and Martín Sassone. 2015. Gourmet Musical. p. 78.
- on YouTube