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'''Waka/Jawaka''' is a 1972 album by Music/FrankZappa that forms the center piece in what could be called his {{Jazz}} Fusion trilogy, along with ''Music/HotRats'' (1969) and the follow-up ''Music/TheGrandWazoo'' (1972). The album is best remembered for the fan favorites "Big Swifty" and "Waka/Jawaka".

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'''Waka/Jawaka''' ''Waka/Jawaka'' is a 1972 album by Music/FrankZappa that forms the center piece in what could be called his {{Jazz}} Fusion trilogy, along with ''Music/HotRats'' (1969) and the follow-up ''Music/TheGrandWazoo'' (1972). The album is best remembered for the fan favorites "Big Swifty" and "Waka/Jawaka".


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** "Big Swifty" would reappear as "Big Swifty & Associates", the company in "The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary" from ''Studio Tan'' (1978) and ''Music/{{Lather}}'' (1993).

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** "Big Swifty" would reappear as "Big Swifty & Associates", the company in "The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary" from ''Studio Tan'' ''Music/StudioTan'' (1978) and ''Music/{{Lather}}'' (1993).

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'''Waka/Jawaka''' is a 1972 album by Music/FrankZappa that forms the center piece in what could be called his {{Jazz}} Fusion trilogy, along with ''Music/HotRats'' (1969) and the follow-up ''Music/TheGrandWazoo'' (1972). The album is best remembered for the fan favorites "Big Swifty" and "Waka/Jawaka".

'''Tracklist'''

Side 1
# "Big Swifty" (17:22)

Side 2
# "Your Mouth" (3:12)
# "It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal" (4:16)
# "Waka/Jawaka" (11:18)

'''Personnel'''
* Music/FrankZappa: vocals, guitar, percussion, electric bed springs
* Kris Peterson: vocals
* Janet Ferguson: vocals
* Sal Marquez: trumpets, vocals, chimes, flugelhorn
* Alex Dmochowski, aka "Erroneous": vocals, fuzz bass, electric bass
* Aynsley Dunbar: drums, washboard, tambourine
* Tony Duran: vocals, slide guitar
* George Duke: ring-modulated and echoplexed electric piano, tack piano
* Mike Altschul: baritone saxophone, piccolo, bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor sax
* Joel Peskin: tenor saxophone
* Jeff Simmons: vocals, Hawaiian guitar
* Don Preston: piano, mini-Moog
* Bill Byers: trombone, baritone horn
* Ken Shroyer: trombone, baritone horn
* Sneaky Pete Kleinow: pedal steel guitar solo

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: "Your Mouth"
--> ''Your mouth is your religion''
--> ''You put your faith in a hole like that?''
--> ''You put your trust and your belief''
--> ''Above your jaw, and nor relief have I found''
* CallBack and ContinuityNod:
** The water tubs on the album cover show the words "hot" and "rats", giving the first clue that this album is a SpiritualSuccessor to "Hot Rats".
** "Big Swifty" would reappear as "Big Swifty & Associates", the company in "The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary" from ''Studio Tan'' (1978) and ''Music/{{Lather}}'' (1993).
** "It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal" mentions a forest and a frog, referencing "Toads Of The Short Forest" from ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'' (1970).
--> ''And if a forest grows up from the dirt on the floor''
--> ''That the frog with the satchel had just dumped behind the door''
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The cover was designed by Marvin Mattelson.
* EpicRocking: The 17:22 "Big Swifty's". and the 11:18 "Waka/Jawaka".
* IncrediblyLamePun: The album cover shows a sink with the words [[Music/HotRats "hot" and "rats"]] instead of "hot" and "cold".
* {{Instrumental}}: Apart from "Your Mouth" and "It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal" the music is mostly instrumental.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: "It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal"
--> ''You can be scared when it gets too real.''
--> ''You can be scared when it gets too real.''
--> ''But you should be diggin' it, while it's happening (...)''
--> '' 'Cause it just might be a one-shot deal.''
* LongTitle: "It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal".
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: "Waka/Jawaka". Zappa declared in an interview by Jerry Williams, November 1972, that the title was "something that showed up on a Ouija board at one time".
* TitleTrack: "Waka/Jawaka".
* TrrrillingRrrs: "It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal" has a section that is sang this way:
--> ''And if a forest grows up''
--> ''From the dirt on the floor,''
--> ''That the frog with the satchel''
--> ''Had just dumped beside the door''
--> ''You're just startin' to get worried,''
--> ''You ain't going out no more''
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