Bob Frank

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Bob Frank
Birth name Robert Frank
Born (1944-02-26) February 26, 1944 (age 70)
Memphis, United States
Origin Memphis
Genres folk
Occupations musician, songwriter, composer, arranger
Instruments Singer-songwriter
Years active 1966-1972, 2001-present
Labels Evangeline, Vanguard Records, Memphis International, Decor
Website [1]

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.[1] 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.[1] He currently lives in El Sobrante, California.

Critical reception[edit]

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."[2] In Rolling Stone Magazine, Senior Editor David Fricke called Frank's debut "beautifully stark" and compared him to Warren Zevon[3] 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.[4] His songs have been recorded by Jim Dickinson, Chris LeDoux, Gary McMahan, and others.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William and McGregor, Don Bob Frank Biography, All Music Guide.
  2. ^ Official Bio Decor Records Bio, 2008.
  3. ^ Official web site "Fricke's Picks, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2008.
  4. ^ Official Web Site "Fricke's Picks, Rolling Stone Magazine.
  5. ^ Fink, Matt Free Beer Tomorrow Review, All Music Guide.

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