Frank Stokes

Real Name:
Frank Stokes
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Memphis blues singer and guitarist.
Born: January 1, 1888, Whitehaven (Shelby County), Tennessee
Died: September 12, 1955, Memphis, Tennessee

Performed with guitarist Dan Sane as the Beale Street Sheiks in the late 1920s. Stokes recorded 38 sides for the Paramount and Victor labels.
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Singles & EPs

21738 Stomp That Thing / Nehi Mama Blues — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Stomp That Thing / Nehi Mama Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 21738 US 1928 Sell This Version
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V-38512 I Got Mine / How Long — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes I Got Mine / How Long(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38512 US 1928 Sell This Version
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21672 Mistreatin' Blues / It Won't Be Long Now — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Mistreatin' Blues / It Won't Be Long Now(Shellac, 10") Victor 21672 US 1928 Sell This Version
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21272 Bedtime Blues / Downtown Blues — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Bedtime Blues / Downtown Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 21272 US 1928 Sell This Version
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V-38500 'Taint Nobody's Business — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes 'Taint Nobody's Business(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38500 US 1929 Sell This Version
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V-38531 Take Me Back / What's The Matter Blues — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Take Me Back / What's The Matter Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor V-38531 US 1930 Sell This Version
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23411 Frank Stokes' Dream / Memphis Rounders Blues — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Frank Stokes' Dream / Memphis Rounders Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 23411 US 1933 Sell This Version
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Compilations

LVA-3032 Kings Of The Blues — Frank Stokes Jim Jackson (2) / Furry Lewis / Frank Stokes / Ishman Bracey Jim Jackson (2) / Furry Lewis / Frank Stokes / Ishman Bracey - Kings Of The Blues(10", Comp, Mono) "X" LVA-3032 US 1955 Sell This Version
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RL-308 With Dan Sane And Will Batts — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes With Dan Sane And Will Batts (Comp) Roots (2) RL-308 Austria 1968 Sell This Version
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L-1056 Creator Of The Memphis Blues — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Creator Of The Memphis Blues (Comp) Yazoo L-1056 US 1977 Sell This Version
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MSE 1002 1927-29 The Remaining Titles — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes 1927-29 The Remaining Titles(LP, Comp, Mono) Matchbox Records MSE 1002 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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DOCD-5013 The Victor Recordings In Chronological Order (1928-1929) — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes The Victor Recordings In Chronological Order (1928-1929) (Comp) Document Records (2) DOCD-5013 Austria 1990 Sell This Version
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BLU NC 061 Beale Street Blues — Frank Stokes Furry Lewis & Frank Stokes Furry Lewis & Frank Stokes - Beale Street Blues (Comp) Orbis BLU NC 061 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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2072 The Best Of Frank Stokes — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes The Best Of Frank Stokes(CD, Comp, Mono) Yazoo 2072 US 2005 Sell This Version
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mk316 Downtown Blues — Frank Stokes Frank Stokes Downtown Blues(LP, Comp) Monk (4) mk316 Italy 2010 Sell This Version

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February 13, 2011
Stumbled across "Downtown Blues" by this guy due to a customer ordering the record and then changing his mind. I thought i'd have a listen on Spotify - and wow, this is fantastic. Really good acoustic blues - fans of Robert Johnson would do well to give this guy a listen

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