Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, the Mothers of Invention's fourth LP, is a collection of such music, all Zappa originals (some co-written with MOI singer Ray Collins). To the unexperienced, songs like "Cheap Thrills," "Deseri," and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" may sound like an average doo wop song. Biography From December 1967 through February of the following year, The Mothers of Invention recorded a Doo-Wop revival album under the fictitious name Ruben & The Jets, led by Ruben Sano.Shortly after the release Zappa met Ruben Guevara who pointed out he shared a name with the fictitious bandleader and played music of that style. Zappa was always a huge fan of Doo-Wop and referenced it regularly in his music, but with this album he went further. Label: Mercury - SRM 1-659,Mercury - SRM-1-659 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Santa Maria Press • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Avantgarde, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop 'Cruising With Ruben & The Jets' is one of the more interesting early Zappa releases, even though the music itself isn't. referencing Cruising With Ruben & The Jets, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat, 2317 069 Couple of fake uk-pressings are possibly made, but it seems that one is withour matrix numbers, and matrix numbers of another are pressed, not handwritten, which also exists. Three years after the release of Cruising With Ruben … View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1973 Santa Maria Press Vinyl release of For Real on Discogs.