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A1Wino
A2She Pawned Her Diamond For Some Gold
A3Waitsburg
A4Cold Canadian Pines
A5Judas Iscariot
A6Before The Trash Truck Comes
B1Way Down In Mississippi
B2Jones And Me
B3Layin' Around
B4Return To Skid Row Joe
B5The Deer Hunter
B6Memphis Jail

Bob Frank
Bob Frank

Light In The Attic | Item No: 350527
Vinyl LP | 1972 / US – Reissue | New
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Originally released in 1972 on Vanguard Records, Bob Frank’s self titled debut album took elements of Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Ian Tyson and filtered it through a pot-smoked haze infused with Frank’s long-time friend, Memphis guru Jim Dickinson. Dickinson and Frank shared a mutual admiration that ran so deep that on Dickinson’s own 1972 debut album Dixie Fried (released on Atlantic Records) he recorded one of Bob’s songs, ‘Wild Bill Jones.’ Despite the Dickinson/Memphis connection, Bob Frank’s only LP for Vanguard has remained a forgotten, hard to find vinyl relic. Until now….

Carefully re-mastered from the original tapes, historical maverick (and noted expert on the Memphis scene) Alec Palao recently interviewed Frank in detail and assembled a lengthy essay for the CD and LP liner notes that detail Frank’s personal and musical journey.

As Dickinson once deadpanned, “Bob went to Vietnam and Nashville. I don’t know which was worse.” It was also an itinerant period, when Frank spent many a stoned evening staggering alone through the mid-south urban gothic landscape of church steps and sleaze bars, with his guitar glued to his arm, if not an actual extension of it. Songs would emerge from dreams or drunken visions. But this was not artless acid folk, but a series of picaresque, well-sketched vignettes delivered in a clearly-enunciated vernacular, and all very much in Frank’s own style.

On these 1972 recordings, session men Charlie McCoy and Eric Weissberg (both known for their work with Bob Dylan via Blonde on Blonde and Blood on the Tracks, respectively) came along for the ride.
Item Details
Item No:350527
Artist:Bob Frank
Titel:Bob Frank
Label:Light In The Attic
Katalog-Nr:LITA112
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1972
Genre:Rock / Indie
Style:Folk
Available since:05.03.2014
Condition:New
Price: 22,99 € 18,39 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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