Jackson C. Frank

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades: 2000s


Jackson Carey Frank, 1943, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 3 March 1999, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA. Singer-songwriter Frank made a strong impression in the mid-60s folk scene with songs such as ‘Blues Run The Game’. This was contained on his 1965 debut, recorded in London with production from Paul Simon and guitar support from Al Stewart. Like Simon and Shawn Phillips, he was one of several American folk performers who temporarily resided in Britain during this period. Frank’s life thus far had already been a troubled one. At the age of 11 he had been badly burned in a fire at his school in Cheektowago, Buffalo, his life only saved when classmates patted snow on his burning back (18 other children died). The reason for his journey to England was the belated arrival of his large compensation cheque (over $100, 000), which he intended to invest in a brand new Jaguar car.

He wrote ‘Blues Run The Game’, his very...

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