Jackson C. Frank

Real Name:
Jackson Carey Frank
Profile:
Jackson Carey Frank (March 2, 1943 – March 3, 1999) was an American folk musician. Although he released only one official album in his lifetime and never achieved much commercial success, he is reported to have influenced several better-known singer-songwriters such as Paul Simon and Nick Drake.

His eponymous 1965 album, "Jackson C. Frank", was produced by Paul Simon while the two of them were also playing folk clubs in England. Although Frank was well received in England for a while, in 1966 things took a turn for the worse as his mental health began to unravel, and his subsequent career took a plunge.

Frank died of pneumonia and cardiac arrest in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on March 3, 1999, at the age of 56.
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Albums

33SX 1788, SX 1788 Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank album art Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank (Album) Columbia 33SX 1788, SX 1788 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SECSP074 Jackson C. Frank - Forest Of Eden album art Jackson C. Frank Forest Of Eden(10", MiniAlbum + CD, MiniAlbum) Secret Records Limited SECSP074 UK 2013 Sell This Version
SECCD086 Jackson C. Frank - Fixin' To Die album art Jackson C. Frank Fixin' To Die(CD, Album) Secret Records Limited SECCD086 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DB 7795 Jackson C. Frank - Blues Run The Game album art Jackson C. Frank Blues Run The Game Columbia DB 7795 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SECSP074 Jackson C. Frank - Forest of Eden album art Jackson C. Frank Forest of Eden(10", TP, W/Lbl) Secret Records (8) SECSP074 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Compilations

CMEDD 762 Jackson C. Frank - Blues Run The Game album art Jackson C. Frank Blues Run The Game (Comp) Castle Music CMEDD 762 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
BING 098 / BING 099 / BING 100 / BING 105 / ISBN: 978-0-9909164-0-6 Jackson C. Frank - The Complete Recordings album art Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings (Comp) Ba Da Bing! BING 098 / BING 099 / BING 100 / BING 105 / ISBN: 978-0-9909164-0-6 US 2015 Sell This Version
BING 100 Jackson C. Frank - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 album art Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings Vol. 3(LP + LP, S/Sided + Comp, RM) Ba Da Bing! BING 100 US 2015 Sell This Version
BING 099 Jackson C. Frank - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 album art Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings Vol. 2(2xLP, Comp, RM) Ba Da Bing! BING 099 US 2015 Sell This Version
BING 098 Jackson C. Frank - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 album art Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings Vol. 1(LP, Album, RE + LP + Comp, RM) Ba Da Bing! BING 098 US 2015 Sell This Version
CRESTCD101 Jackson C. Frank - American Troubadour album art Jackson C. Frank American Troubadour(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Mooncrest Records CRESTCD101 Europe 2020 Sell This Version

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mriggs

mriggs

February 5, 2021
If you are planning to buy the Ba Da Bing albums only buy used from someone who can verify the quality or only buy from a place you can return them. I contacted Ba Da Bing and didn't get a response. My copies are so messed up I won't run my stylus through them. Left channel is so distorted, etc. Some say their copies are fine, great, good for you. I however am in the other category. They are unlistenable. I really want a working copy of JCF, but won't press my luck again. Ba Da Bing doesn't stand by their product. You've been warned. I have the first two and stopped there. I'm super easy going and understandable with records. Ba Da Bing can bite me.
bungler666

bungler666

September 28, 2020
Such a great artist. He didn't deserve the tragic life he lived.
bopper08

bopper08

September 13, 2016
Bad luck followed him like a shadow, a life truly tragic in every sense. His music is just sensational, coming from the bottom of his heart and soul.

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