Jackson C. Frank The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 on 2LP
The definitive recordings of the legendary Jackson C. Frank, all remastered for this release, many from the original sources. The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 contains the original Paul Simon-produced Jackson C. Frank album from 1965, containing the classic "Blues Run The Game." Also includes Jackson's recordings of folk standards from 1961; recordings made at his college radio station and the infamous Peaches & Crust acetate. Plus eight songs never before released in any form.
Plagued by tragedy with the most haunting music to show for it, Jackson C. Frank's life can be heard through his music, which has been covered by the likes of Nick Drake, Simon & Garfunkel, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, John Mayer, South Korean jazz singer Nah Youn Sun, French singer Graeme Allwright, and sampled by Nas for “Undying Love.” While never fully recognized as one of the great musicians of the ’60s, Frank clearly had his fans.
Frank’s recordings span four decades of a hard-lived life, and every experience, every trial, is reflected in his voice. If ever a person’s individual journey could be traced through his music, it’s Jackson C. Frank’s, and The Complete Recordings is nothing less than a representative map of the artist’s high points and deepest, most shadowed valleys.