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JIM ABBOTT

JACKSON C. FRANK (BOOK)

BA DA BING!


Format: BOOK
Cata No: BNG01
Barcode: 9780990916406
The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a
school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and
mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age
before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles.
And yet he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of
Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The album
would go on to be seen as one of the greatest folk
albums of the decade—maybe of all time—and its opening
track “Blues Run the Game” has become a standard
covered by hundreds.
Jim Abbott’s book is the result of years of research piecing
together evidence, relations and apocryphal stories
from Frank’s life. It is also part memoir, as Abbott cared for
Frank through the final decade of his life. Their friendship
was fraught with difficulties, which Abbott portrays with
the honesty of a journalist. In doing so, he draws a portrait
of a uniquely gifted songwriter, blessed with talent and
besotted by demons. At 250 pages, Abbott’s memoir shows
a flawed and caring individual whose struggle was best depicted
in his songs.
Following the release of Jackson C. Frank: The Clear,
Hard Light of Genius, Ba Da Bing will release three volumes
of Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings in
early 2015, compiling work from throughout his life, including
unreleased material.

• Portrait of cult, yet influential folk artist
• Part painstakingly researched biography,
part personal memoir of caring for Frank
through the final decade of his life
• Softcover, 255 pages
• Precedes the early 2015 release of a triplevolume
set of reissues

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