Friday, November 24, 2017

Obscure Music Friday: Jackson C. Frank

Jackson C. Frank was a 1960's folksinger who released only one album in 1965...but what an album. The cut here, "Blues Run the Game", is particularly beautiful but the rest of his lone album is great as well. Alas his mental health deteriorated shortly thereafter and he spent the rest of his relatively short life in and out of institutions and frequently without money or a home. 

He was a significant influence on later singer-songwriters and his songs have been covered by many artists. But his own renditions have a very affecting, soulful quality.

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