Jackson C. Frank

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The History of the Albums – n°281

Today, we are going to delve into one of the most atypical and saddest artist stories there is, that of the legendary folk singer and musician Jackson C. Frank. It is the story of a destiny worthy of a Greek tragedy, but which has turned into a mythical treasure. Jackson C Frank has made history in a considerable way, leaving behind him a unique album and one of the greatest folk masterpieces in history. His trajectory is of course extraordinary, in ... read more
"The best-known folk musician of the '60s that no one's ever heard of."

This is what a journalist rightly wrote in an article dedicated to the memory of Jackson C. Frank, who died in 1999 after a lifetime carrying a double burden.

The first is the tragic one that cost him his physical and mental health. At the age of 11, at his school, Jackson was the victim of an arson that killed the vast majority of his class. He, the shy young boy who was destined to become a tenor singer, ended ... read more
Jackson C. Frank's self-titled is a masterpiece. It's sad it never gets the attention it deserves. Though I suppose that shouldn't be too surprising. After all, everything about Frank's life was tragic. From a fire burning down his school, killing multiple friends and leaving him with severe burns when he was only 11 to a fallout with the music industry due to depression, stage-fright and financial issues that left him homeless for decades, fate never seemed to be on his side. This is reflected ... read more
One of the most underappreciated folk singer

Track Review

Blues Run the Game 10/10
Don't Look Back 9.5/10
Kimbie 9/10
Yellow Walls 8.5/10.
here Come the Blues 9/10
Milk and Honey 10/10
My Name Is Carnival 10/10
I Want to Be Alone (Dialogue) 9/10
Just Like Anything 9.5/10
You Never Wanted Me 9.5/10

Average: 9.4/10
When it comes to artists whose careers were cut too short, Jackson C. Frank is definitely on that list. Jackson C. Frank feels like the outsider looking in to the fame and wonder of the classic 60s artists such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and, of course, Simon and Garfunkel, just begging to join in the party. If there is one artists that deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but I damn well know that he is never getting in, that artist would be Jackson C. Frank.

All he did ... read more
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Track List

  1. Blues Run The Game
  2. Don't Look Back
  3. Kimbie
  4. Yellow Walls
  5. Here Come The Blues
  6. Milk And Honey
  7. My Name Is Carnival
  8. Dialogue (I Want To Be Alone)
  9. Just Like Anything
  10. You Never Wanted Me
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Added on: April 9, 2015