Jackson C. Frank Complete Recordings Vol. 3 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. 3 contains three album sides which include Frank's demos from his unreleased second album, Marlene and his final recordings from 1997, which were to be part of a new record before his passing in 1999.
A life plagued by tragedy with the most haunting music to show for it, Jackson C. Frank’s story 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, South Korean jazz singer Nah Youn Sun, French singer Graeme Allwright, sampled by Nas for “Undying Love.” While never gaining full recognition as one of the great musicians of the sixties, Jackson C. 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 his life’s high points and deepest, most shadowed valleys.