Bob Frank ‎– Bob Frank

Vanguard ‎– VSD-6582
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Wino 2:21
A2 She Pawned Her Diamond For Some Gold 2:43
A3 Waitsburg 2:01
A4 Cold Canadian Pines 3:28
A5 Judas Iscariot 3:19
B1 Before The Trash Truck Comes 1:13
B2 Way Down In Mississippi 2:21
B3 Jones And Me 1:51
B4 Layin' Around 2:08
B5 Return To Skid Row Joe 3:00
B6 The Deer Hunter 1:28
B7 Memphis Jail 2:01

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©Copyright 1972 Vanguard Recording Society, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped Runout): V SD 6582 A XSV224021-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped Runout): V SD 6582 B XSV224022-1C

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LITA 112 Bob Frank Bob Frank(CD, Album, RE, RM) Light In The Attic LITA 112 US 2014 Sell This Version
VSD-6582 Bob Frank Bob Frank(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Vanguard VSD-6582 US 1972 Sell This Version
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August 6, 2015
Well, a genuine Singer-Songwriter (‘the best you’ve never heard’ …as James Luther Dickinson puts it…) whose songs have been covered by many a guitar-stringin' artist down the line!... unlike that other (BIG) Bob this is most authentic, rootsy americanadian (?) delvin' w/a good dose of Van Ronk-ish woodsmoke on the throat & mellow, vibrating colors (yes! he can sing 'n let 'em inspiration-birdies ring!) on patches summin' up for a genuine songpenner's coat; he's THERE deliverin' 'em lines outta straight mind, no semi-poetic trick-back joggle galore, to tell wood from l'or...; take "Judas Iscariot" for example…it sure is derived from bigBOB's "the ballad of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest" but instead of smugglin' sense 'round cliffs of shady ever-commence Frank cuts to the point by pluckin' feathers w/humour to clear any oily spots sticky w/ "poetic" rumour!! (bigBOB's supply of humour is about as vast & pale as his ability to expose musical lines to an eastern scale!! Well, the ‘Bauls Of Bengal’ are pictured somewhere (…) Frank keeps the Blues in its native soil, cranks a Country lick in basic nick, avoiding artistic turmoil... songs like "cold canadian pines", "way down in Mississippi" and the fabulous "the deer hunter" rub shoulders w/ insignificant guardians of mortal coil! ...just in case you feel like crackin' up the myth of a songwriter's effigy, just take a step outta rank 'n put on some Bob Frank!


March 29, 2013
"Wino" is played in Am and it brilliantly accompanied by Frank's very litteral lyrics. The song follows a bum living off of cheap wine and quaters he's bummed of working men. My favoutite tune from the album.

"She Pawned Her Diamond For Some Gold" is about selling a diamond ring for some marijuana. The clever use of sound effects and falsetto during the tune help to make the song even more memorable.

"Waitsburg" is song about working at a canery in the town of Waitsburg, Washington. This is kind of folk song you can only write if you hitch hiked your way east in a '53 black Ford.

"Cold Canadian Pines" is a simple tune but it is quite effective at drawing you in. Frank's shivering vibrato makes the "Cold Canadian Pines" actually feel cold. The sad Harmonica and Fiddle are guaranteed to make you want to walk through the mountains below the border line as the sun lowers in the sky.

"Judas Iscariot" is about a soldier making a $30 bet with a guy called Judas that Jesus Christ is invincible. Jesus smokes some hash with Judas and denies asserts that he can in fact die. The song ends with Jesus hanging dead from a cross and Judas laying dead in a tree.

"Before The Trash Truck Comes" is about a man dying on the ground looking for a quarter or two, for a cup of coffee and a bowl of stew. It is interesting to note that Bob wrote this song with a guy called Cletus Haegert who also produced the record.

"Way Down in Mississippi" is about a big eyed woman in Mississippi. The weird thing about this song is that Bob plays it like a blues a song in a major scale. It's very strange.

"Jones and Me" is about meeting an old friend and discussing things that you both wanted to do but never did. This is another favourite of mine.

"Layin' Around" is exactly that. The tune is about laying around and enjoying life. Pretty basic stuff.

"Return to Skid Row Joe" is about the poet, the writer, the down-and-outer old Skid Row Joe. This is the kind of song you just need to hear. The lyrics vividly describe everything about Joe's song and also bring up the reasoning behind Joe's current state in life

"The Deer Hunter" is a song drenched in symbolism. I believe the lyrics describe the search (or hunt if you will) for love.

"Memphis Jail" is about getting drunk, stealing a car in Nashville and laying on your back in a Memphis Jail. Really a clever tune, nice way to end the record too.