Jackson C. Frank

Jackson C. Frank

Real Name:
Jackson Carey Frank
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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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Jackson C. Frank Discography

Albums

Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank (Album) Columbia UK 1965 Sell This Version
SECCD086 Jackson C. Frank Fixin' To Die(CD, Album) Secret Records Limited SECCD086 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Jackson C. Frank Blues Run The Game Columbia UK 1965 Sell This Version

Compilations

CMEDD 762 Jackson C. Frank Blues Run The Game(2xCD, Comp) Castle Music CMEDD 762 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
SECSP074 Jackson C. Frank Forest Of Eden(10", MiniAlbum, Comp + CD, MiniAlbum, Comp) Secret Records Limited SECSP074 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings (Comp) Ba Da Bing! US 2015 Sell This Version
BING 100 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(2xLP, Comp, RM) Ba Da Bing! BING 099 US 2015 Sell This Version
BING 098 Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings Vol. 1(LP, Album, RE + LP + Comp, RM) Ba Da Bing! BING 098 US 2015 Sell This Version

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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.
jazzjazz

jazzjazz

August 31, 2016
If this mans life were a Hollywood film it would sound so far fetched! Tragic is an understatement. His only album is stunning. Blues run the game is something very special, but I keep coming back to Tumble in the wind from the kitchen tapes. World weary and so so poignant. Not a dry eye in the house.. Bless him.

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