A record that is right up my street; mid-tempo, male voice, great vocal, great backing and so, sooo soulful.
Yet another Stafford play (Oh for a time machine!) that just oozes soul. Frank didn’t think a dream could happen, then one came along – Judy – He loves her and he’s going to keep her. His life is just one sweet song …..
Pass the bucket Frank!
Click [here] to hear the tune.
Frank and the Commanders were a house band at The Stealaway club in Nashville according to an article on the Brown Eyed Handsome Man blog. This is a good article that gives a great background on Frank and what he is doing now, but unfortunately the video and sound links no longer work.
Update 13 Apr 2010: found the video on youtube and put it up on the blog [here]
So what would this cost you? It books at £100 but if you get a mint copy for that you are doing well, I would say about £100 to £150 at the moment though there are a lot of VG+ copies about (like mine) which would come in at about £50 to £75. It doesn’t turn up that often but mid-tempo seems to be out of favour at the moment so you might be lucky.
Alternatively, it is included on Kent’s fantastic CD; Uptown, Down South
which showcases tunes from the Ecello, A-bet, Mankind and Nasco labels.