Jackson C. Frank (album)

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Jackson C. Frank
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original cover design
Studio album by Jackson C. Frank
Released December 1965
Recorded July 1965, 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
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AllMusic 4.5/5 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 was released by Castle Music on November 19, 2001.


"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 composed by Jackson C. Frank except for "Kimbie," by Bascom Lamar Lunsford

  1. "Blues Run the Game"
  2. "Don't Look Back"
  3. "Kimbie"
  4. "Yellow Walls"
  5. "Here Come the Blues"
  6. "Milk and Honey"
  7. "My Name Is Carnival"
  8. "Dialogue (I Want to Be Alone)"
  9. "Just Like Anything"
  10. "You Never Wanted Me"
Bonus tracks (Castle Music, 2001)

Previously unreleased, recorded in 1975:

  1. "Marlene"
  2. "Marcy's Song"
  3. "The Visit"
  4. "Prima Donna of Swans"
  5. "Relations"


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