Frank Zappa ‘Black Napkins’ Guitar Solos Supercut

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Earlier this month we reported on a supercut containing 19 “Inca Roads” guitar solos that Frank Zappa laid down between 1970 and 1988. The Zappa freak behind that supercut, br1tag, is back at it with another YouTube clip featuring Zappa solos from a different song – “Black Napkins.”

“Black Napkins” was originally released on Frank’s 1976 album Zoot Allures. The live version of the instrumental was debuted in 1975 and quickly became a centerpiece of Zappa’s live shows. The “Black Napkins” supercut featured below contains 20 solos recorded between 1975 and 1988.

  • 0:00 1975-10-24 Providence – Black Napkins
  • 6:38 1975-10-25 Passaic – Black Napkins
  • 10:16 1975-10-31 (E) New York – Black Napkins
  • 14:24 1976-02-03 Osaka – Black Napkins
  • 18:29 1976-03-04 Berlin – Black Napkins
  • 28:41 1976-10-12 (E) New Orleans – Black Napkins
  • 35:17 1976-10-12 (L) New Orleans – Black Napkins
  • 42:51 1976-10-16 Miami – Black Napkins
  • 49:01 1976-10-24 (E) Boston – Black Napkins
  • 53:34 1976-10-27 Pawtucket – Black Napkins
  • 1:00:53 1976-10-31 (E) New York – Black Napkins
  • 1:10:25 1976-10-31 (L) New York – Black Napkins
  • 1:16:49 1976-11-19 Detroit – Black Napkins
  • 1:20:38 1977-01-30 (E) Wiesbaden – Black Napkins
  • 1:26:35 1977-02-03 Paris – Black Napkins
  • 1:33:27 1980-04-29 (E) Upper Darby – Black Napkins
  • 1:36:57 1980-12-03 (L) Salt Lake City – Black Napkins
  • 1:42:08 1984-11-23 (E) Chicago – Black Napkins
  • 1:45:09 1978-10-13 (L) Passaic – Black Napkins
  • 2:01:19 1988-05-04 Rotterdam – Black Napkins