|Birth name||Robert Frank|
February 26, 1944 |
Memphis, United States
|Occupations||musician, songwriter, composer, arranger|
|Years active||1966-1972, 2001-present|
|Labels||Evangeline, Vanguard Records, Memphis International, Decor|
Robert Landis "Bob" Frank (born February 26, 1944) is an American musician, singer/songwriter and composer. His debut self-titled record was issued on Vanguard Records in 1972 to critical acclaim and is a collectors item. He has recorded and toured with Memphis singer/songwriter John Murry, shared a stage with Townes Van Zandt and was a paid songwriter for Tree Publishing. He currently lives in El Sobrante, California.
Though not widely known, Frank's songs have earned wide critical acclaim. Jim Dickinson, a producer for Big Star and a Memphis music legend, called Frank "the greatest songwriter you've never heard." In Rolling Stone Magazine, Senior Editor David Fricke called Frank's debut "beautifully stark" and compared him to Warren Zevon Frank's collaboration with singer/songwriter John Murry on 2005 LP World Without End was praised in the Village Voice, Uncut Magazine and The Independent UK. His songs have been recorded by Jim Dickinson, Chris LeDoux, Gary McMahan, and others.
- Bob Frank (Vanguard Records, 1972)
- A Little Gest of Robin Hood (Bowstring Records, 2001)
- Keep On Burning (Bowstring Records, 2002)
- Pledge of Allegiance (Bowstring Records, 2004)
- Ride the Restless Wind (Bowstring Records, 2005)
- World Without End (Decor - UK, Evangeline - US 2006)
- "The Gunplay EP" (Decor - UK, Evangeline - US 2006)
- Red Neck, Blue Collar (Memphis, 2008)
- Brinkley, Arkansas, and Other Assorted Love Songs (Evangeline, 2009)
- Ruhlmann, William and McGregor, Don Bob Frank Biography, All Music Guide.
- Official Bio Decor Records Bio, 2008.
- Official web site "Fricke's Picks, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2008.
- Official Web Site "Fricke's Picks, Rolling Stone Magazine.
- Fink, Matt Free Beer Tomorrow Review, All Music Guide.