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ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud album FLAC

  • Performer: ZZ Top
  • Title: Rio Grande Mud
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Style: Blues Rock, Pop Rock
  • MP3 album: 1638 mb
  • FLAC album: 1277 mb
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud album FLAC

Francine" is a song recorded by the American rock band ZZ Top from their album Rio Grande Mud, released in 1971. Francine" gave ZZ Top their first bona fide hit reaching on the Billboard charts. It is the only single released from the Rio Grande Mud album. Dusty Hill also recorded a Spanish sung version as well, though Gibbons frequently handles the vocals on stage.

Rio Grande is ZZ-Top’s sophomore effort. A kick-ass effort, from start to finish. The band starts off with Francine. Just Got Paid, a track that would become a prime cut on album oriented rock radio (AOR) in the early seventies. ZZ-top’s music is rooted in the blues and Billy Gibbons homage tribute to Muddy Waters on Mush Mouth Shoutin is a fine example. Ko Ko Blue is another fine track. Since RIO GRANDE MUD is 1972, and DE GUELLO is 1979, you get a feel for the change they went through. For a better overview play Triple X after these two, and the cycle is pretty well complete. The three cover about 3 decades. The impressive part is that the playing is still great, and the sound is distinctive. All I found that was somewhat less on RIO GRANDE was the lower bass guitar level, and a few more instrumentals were tossed in for good measure.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Francine
Vocals – Dusty HillWritten-By – Gibbons*, Cordray*, Perron*
2 Just Got Paid
Written-By – Ham*, Gibbons*
3 Mushmouth Shoutin'
Written-By – Ham*, Gibbons*
4 Ko Ko Blue
Written-By – Gibbons*, Hill*, Beard*
5 Chevrolet
Vocals – Dusty HillWritten-By – Gibbons*
6 Apologies To Pearly
Written-By – Ham*, Gibbons*, Hill*, Beard*
7 Bar-B-Q
Written-By – Ham*, Gibbons*
8 Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell
Written-By – Gibbons*
9 Whiskey'n Mama
Written-By – Ham*, Gibbons*, Hill*, Beard*
10 Down Brownie
Written-By – Gibbons*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bill Ham-Scat Productions
  • Copyright (c) – London Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
  • Published By – Hamstein Music Co.


  • Bass – Dusty Hill
  • Drums – Frank Beard
  • Engineer – Robin Brian*
  • Harmonica, Vocals, Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar – Billy Gibbons
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Bud Lee
  • Photography By [Liner Photo] – Dennis Hunt
  • Producer – Bill Ham


Differences in relation to this issue ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud is in the appearance of labels and BaOI.

"CDD Pre-Mastering by WCI Record Group" - From the 4 panel Insert.
"Made in Germany" - from the CD face

From Back cover
The music on this Compact Digital Disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to preserve as closely as possible the sound of the original recording. Because of the high resolution, however, the Compact Disc can reveal limitations of the source tape.

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf. Presse en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf. (Warner "W" Logo) A Warner Communications Company.

Includes a 4 panel insert which includes track listing, Cover art, credits, and photograph.

This is not a remaster but a pre-master made from the original tape recordings.
Post 1994 and Pre-2003 release as it has SID codes and is made by Record Service GmbH.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992738026
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-27380-2 6
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 4): 759927380-2 WMME
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Inner hub): (Warner "W" Logo) 44
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Inner hub): (Warner 'W' logo)
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 4): IFPI L012
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5813
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0579
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0505
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 05D2
  • Price Code: WE 835
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
XPS 612 Z Z Top* Rio Grande Mud ‎(LP, Album) London Records XPS 612 US 1972
BSK-3269 ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records BSK-3269 Canada 1987
M 72194 ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud ‎(8-Trk, Album) London Records M 72194 US 1972
BSK 3269 ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3269 US Unknown
BSK-3269 Z Z Top* Rio Grande Mud ‎(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Warner Bros. Records BSK-3269 US Unknown

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