"Waka/Jawaka" by Frank Zappa Is Released

Waka/Jawaka is an album by Frank Zappa, released in 1972.

The album is the jazz-influenced precursor to The Grand Wazoo, and, as the front cover indicates, sequel of sorts to 1969's Hot Rats. Miles Davis's Bitches Brew-era influence is readily apparent on this and its sister album, The Grand Wazoo. The title is an onomatopoetic reference to the rhythmic guitar sound that was becoming popular at the time.

It was reissued in a digitally remastered version on CD by Ryko in 1989 and in 1995.