Monday, April 02, 2007

Frank Frost !



Frank Frost was my dad !

Ok, sorry, I wish he was.
But man, he was born in in Auvergne, Arkansas.
Which is, for you french readers, a good joke.
Well well well.

Frost & his ally Sam Carr were one of the first acts Sam Philips picked up for his newly formed company. Hey Boss Man!, issued on Sun's Phillips International subsidiary as by Frank Frost and the Nighthawks, was a wonderful collection of uncompromising Southern blues.
Pelvis Presley's ex-guitarist Scotty Moore produced Frost's next sessions in Nashville in 1966 for Jewel Records.
Chicago blues fan Michael Frank sought out Frost in 1975. He located Frost playing inside Johnson's Clarksdale tavern, the Black Fox. Mesmerized by their sound, Frost soon formed his own record label, Earwig, to capture their raw, charismatic brand of blues.
In the years following, Frost waxed his own Earwig album (1988's Midnight Prowler) and appeared on Atlantic's 1992 Deep Blues soundtrack -- an acclaimed film that reinforced the fact that blues still thrives deep in its southern birthplace.
Frost returned in 1996 with Keep Yourself Together. He died from cardiac arrest October 12, 1999 at his home in Helena, AK; he was 63.
(credits- Bill Dahl)

Frank Frost:
* Ride With Your Daddy Tonight *
* Never Leave Me At Home *
* Everything's Allright *


Picture by David Stevens

Ps: Sorry I missed April's Fool yesterday ! But on the other hand, I couldn't find worst than 'Moskau' posted last year...

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks rev'

8:54 AM  
Anonymous G.T. said...

Je t'ai touvé un autre vénérable fidèle, qui attend de toi une réponse sur mon blog à la suite de l'article sur South of hell. Afin de savoir s'il y a un autre moyen qu'Itunes pour entendre la "bonne parole" !

6:57 PM  
Anonymous mrtickles said...

I hate to admit this, but "Moskau" is about my favorite piece of music you've posted (other than the surf tunes).

1:37 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Gt: Merci mon pépère, m'en occupe ce weekend.
mrtickles: don't forget to Komm wir tanzen auf dem Tisch,Bis der Tisch zusammenbricht,Ha ha ha ha ha, hey!

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Ry Cooder used Mr. Frost on his soundtrack for the movie Crossroads

6:40 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

True ! Thanks, I almost forgot that beautiful soundtrack !

10:41 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Hey btw, don't miss this one posted by our blogmeister friend Funky 16 corners !

11:59 AM  

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