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    Default Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Wishing you a most Happy Birthday Frank... and many more!

    One of the most brilliant, creative and "natural" musicians I have ever heard in my life...

    Frank showed us all "how the cat got the butter and didn't even grease his lips"

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    As a recent introductee to the world of Frank, I am really grateful for his music. What an original, and that mando roars!!

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Quote Originally Posted by bbcee View Post
    As a recent introductee to the world of Frank, I am really grateful for his music. What an original, and that mando roars!!
    Happy birthday Wake!
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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Thanks for posting this, and a Happy Birthday to Frank. I wasn't familiar with him but checked him out on YouTube, and was thoroughly impressed.

    If links don't work, search YouTube for "Frank Wakefield / New Camptown Races". The other mandolin player is Mark Hargis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1P2...b_channel=FDRW

    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    I first heard Frank's music back in the mid-60s on some of the Greenbriar Boys recordings and have always been a big fan of his. I'm curious if anyone in the Cafe knows whether there are any recordings and/or video of Frank performing along with Vassar Clements?
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    Off to the Races, with "Tony putting a hurt on them..."

    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
    And London never fails to leave me blue
    And Paris never was my kinda town
    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield��

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    As the man might say, “ I hope your birthday was dismal and awful.” God bless you Frank!
    Timothy F. Lewis
    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease a very big skillet" J.D. Clampett

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