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Jackson C. Frank

Jackson C Frank - American Troubadour CD Album



This album is an overview of the work of Jackson C. Frank, friend and peer of the likes of Paul Simon, Bert Jansch and (his girlfriend for a while), Sandy Denny. It just about spans his entire career, from his first 1965 single to 3 tracks recorded in 1994. It also includes 5 tracks never before released, which he performed when presenting the "My Kind Of Folk" radio show in 1968.

His most well-known song "Blues Run The Game" (included here in the rare single version, along with the non-album b-side) has been covered by Simon and Garfunkel,  Counting Crows, Bert Jansch and Eddi Reader, and Nick Drake recorded 4 of his songs.

In recent years, Jackson's work has come to be recognised much more widely, and his music (particularly "Blues Run The Game") has been included in many TV programmes and  films, with "My Name Is Carnival" featuring in 2019's huge hit "Joker".

Sessions include

"My Kind Of Folk"  Nov 13, 1968

"Shotwell Sessions," recorded June 5, 1972

"Rude Sessions," recorded May 9, 1974

"Mekeel Sessions," recorded in May, 1975

"The Anderson Sessions," recorded in September, 1994


Extensive sleeve notes detailing the tragic life of this Folk artist.


Track Listing

1          Blues Run The Game 02:47

2          Can't Get Away From My Love         02:48

3          Instrumental   02:35

4          Juliette            04:40

5          China Blue      04:18

6          Madonna Of Swans    02:01

7          Box Canyon    03:02

8          Cover Me With Roses            02:29

9          Spanish Moss  04:28

10        Stitch In Time             02:35

11        Marlene           04:55

12        Cryin’ Like A Baby    03:33

13        Relations         03:54

14        Have You Seen The Unicorns            00:36

15        Goodbye (To My Loving You)          03:57

16        October           04:06

17        Mystery          02:35

18        Blues Run The Game 03:21

19        Dialogue (I Want To Be Alone)         03:08

20        Golden Mirror 04:51

21        Just Like Anything     02:12

22        My Name Is Carnival 04:08