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  (in credits order)

Frank Zappa ... Himself

George Duke ... Himself
Ruth Underwood ... Herself
Chester Thompson ... Himself
Tom Fowler ... Himself
Napoleon Murphy Brock ... Himself
Tommy Mars ... Himself
Ed Mann ... Himself

Steve Vai ... Himself
Ray White ... Himself
Scott Thunes ... Himself
Bobby Martin ... Himself
Chad Wackerman ... Himself
Massimo Bassoli ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Ochmanek ... Himself
John Smothers ... Himself - Zappa's Bodyguard

Directed by
Dick Darley 
Clark Santee 
Frank Zappa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Zappa 

Produced by
Richard Baker .... producer
Dick Barber .... associate producer
Bill Boggs .... producer
Bennett Glotzer .... associate producer
Steven Magedoff .... associate producer
Karen McLaughlin .... associate producer
Original Music by
Frank Zappa 
Film Editing by
Terry Greene  (as Terry W. Greene)
Art Direction by
Jim Newton 
Makeup Department
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (as Jerry Souci)
Production Management
Alan Santos .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Locke .... associate director
Kac Young .... associate director
Art Department
Cal Schenkel .... design consultant
Cal Schenkel .... graphics
Sound Department
Tom Ancell .... audio
Mel Becker .... audio assistant
Kerry McNabb .... sound mixer
Mark Pinske .... audio mixer
Mark Pinske .... sound
Mike Shoskes .... production audio mixer
Bob Stone .... sound
Jaime Vellve .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Lew Adams .... camera operator
Juan Barrera .... camera operator
Peter H. Blank .... camera operator (as Peter Blank)
Barry Brown .... camera operator
Ken Dettling .... lighting
Rennie DiCuia .... videotape operator
Jeff Engel .... lighting director (as Jeff Engle)
John Feher .... camera operator
E. Chip Foody .... gaffer (as Chip Foody)
Greg Harms .... video
Ken Lamkin .... camera operator
Robert Leacock .... camera operator
Michael Lieberman .... camera operator (as Mike Lieberman)
Thomas Nordegg .... camera operator
Jake Ostroff .... camera operator
Marc Palius .... camera operator (as Mark Palius)
Paul Ranieri .... video
Jack Reader .... camera operator
Jim Tetlow .... lighting director
Animation Department
Bruce Bickford .... animation
Editorial Department
Gordon Baird .... videotape editor
Gary Barron .... telecine
Ron Menzies .... assistant videotape editor
Frank Zappa .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Delia Gravel Santee .... music associate (as Dee Santee)
Other crew
Wendy Acey .... production assistant (as Wendy Charles)
Sabina Barach .... production assistant
Rick Bennewitz .... technical director
Bruce Coine .... stage manager
Susan Franks .... production assistant
Paul Hof .... production assistant
Keith Kevan .... stage manager
Mark Schubin .... technical supervisor
Cal Slater .... switcher
John Smothers .... security
Paul Stiegelbauer .... technical director

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Awesome, and worth the price of admission, 28 February 2006
Author: iam-tpop from United States

I am a big Zappa fan. the performance of Napoleon Murphy Brock (unbelievable talent) on Florentine Pogen and the live "room service" rap session is something that should not be missed, I have a very keen sense of music and admire musical talent from a musicians perspective, Dub Room special delivers a feeling of the live electricity that Zappa shows deliver. HIGHLY Recommended. Be assured that the Inca Roads portion of this DVD is edited to include claymation during most of the song, this is an important part of the DVD where I would have loved to see the band play. What a lineup including Chester Thompson Genesis live tour drummer, George Duke jazz Superstar Ruth Underwoods percussion contributions are also very worthy and of course little stevie vai, say no more this DVD delivers.

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