Jackson C. Frank (album)

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Jackson C. Frank
Wiki Frank.jpg
original cover design
Studio album by Jackson C. Frank
Released December 1965
Recorded July 1965
Studio CBS Studios, London
Genre Folk, blues
Length 32:25
Label Columbia (EMI)
Castle Music
Producer Paul Simon
Singles from Jackson C. Frank
  1. "Blues Run the Game" b/w "Can't Get Away From My Love"
    Released: 1965, Columbia DB7795
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Jackson C. Frank is the 1965 self-titled debut album by Jackson C. Frank, released by Columbia (EMI) in December 1965. It was produced by Paul Simon, and both Al Stewart and Art Garfunkel attended the recording. Frank was apparently so nervous at the time that, in order to play and sing, he had to have screens around him. The album was recorded in less than three hours in London at CBS Studios.

In 1978, it was re-released as Jackson Frank Again by B&C Records, with a fresh cover sleeve, and an audio CD titled Blues Run the Game was released by Mooncrest in 1996, with a second CD edition issued by Castle Music on November 19, 2001 retaining the original artwork.


"Blues Run the Game" has been recorded by many musicians, notably Simon and Garfunkel, Sandy Denny, Counting Crows, British folk guitarist Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Bonnie Dobson, Mark Lanegan and Laura Marling.

The track "I Want to Be Alone", also known as "Dialogue", appeared on the soundtrack for the film Daft Punk's Electroma.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jackson C. Frank except for "Kimbie," by Bascom Lamar Lunsford.

Side One
1."Blues Run the Game"3:34
2."Don't Look Back"2:59
4."Yellow Walls"3:01
5."Here Come the Blues"4:03
Side Two
6."Milk and Honey"3:39
7."My Name Is Carnival"3:47
8."Dialogue (I Want to Be Alone)"3:20
9."Just Like Anything"2:23
10."You Never Wanted Me"3:20
Total length:32:25


  • Producer: Paul Simon
  • Liner notes: Jackson C. Frank, Bert Jansch