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Harmonica Frank Floyd - Missing Link

Harmonica Frank Floyd - Missing Link

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Harmonica Frank Floyd - Missing Link (CD NEW)


Label: Memphis International
Format: CD
Release Date: 01 Jan 1900
No. of Discs: 1

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Album Tracks

1. Rocking Chair Daddy
2. Intro: No Grand Opera
3. Swamp Root
4. Married Man's Blues
5. Moonshiner's Daughter
6. Shoop-A-Boop-A-Doodler
7. What Are You Squawkin About
8. Howlin' Tomcat
9. Deep Elum Blues
10. Sitting on Top of the World
11. Step It Up & Go
12. From Memphis to New Orleans
13. The Great Medical Menagerist
14. It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo
15. Without My Teeth
16. Sweet Farm Girl
17. You Don't Know My Mind

By Nick Tosches You're lucky you're not from where Frank Floyd was from. I'm not talking about Toccopola in Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he was born, in the fall of 1908. I'm not talking about the backwoods of Arkansas, where he grew up before heading out on his own as a sapling boy, in 1922, to make his nightly homes in roadside ditches throughout the South. I'm talking about somewhere beyond place and time. I'm talking about nowhere. I'm talking about where the shades of the dead do their danse macabre and pass their jars of Jake and meths to the living who have been drawn into the realm of those shades. You're lucky you're not from there. You're lucky that Harmonica Frank Floyd-current age: deceased-can take you there, can let you come and leave there at will. But you're lucky you're not from there. About forty-five years before Floyd was born, Charles Dickens wrote a novel called Our Mutual Friend, in which one of it's characters, the poor old widow Betty Higden, comments of the foundling, Sloppy, whom she has adopted: 'You mightn't think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices.' By 1922, the year that young Floyd set out from Arkansas, T.S. Eliot had finished his draft of The Waste Land. Above the first lines of this poem, he set the words: HE DO THE POLICE IN DIFFERENT VOICES. After Ezra Pound edited, rewrote, and made greatness of Eliot's poem, these words would not appear. Yet how evocative they remain of the interweaving of elusive and obscure voices that is the realm of shades of The Waste Land. And how these words evoke the realm of shades that is where Frank Floyd and other music-makers of his day were from: that lost and occult realm of influences from the mysterious dark age that preceded the phonograph. The 1920's, when Frank Floyd, hobo and wanderer, became an entertainer in the world of tent-shows and carnivals, were the years when the unknown voices of the past flourished anew through the phonograph. There was no knowing the sources of this flourishing. In 'Blue Yodel No. 9,' recorded in 1930, Jimmie Rodgers sang: 'You'll find my name on the tail of my shirt / I'm a Tennessee hustler, I don't have to work.' It was a couplet that Rodgers had doubtless gleaned during his own medicine-show days. This boastful allusion to the flaunted sartorial mark of the Chinese-laundered street corner sheik had appeared, in variations, in Furry Lewis's 1928 'Kassie Jones,' in Julius Daniels's 1927 'Richmond Blues,' and was to be found in the 1925 book The Negro and His Songs, by Howard W. Odum and Guy B. Johnson. Attempting to trace the lines further back, though they suggest an origin in minstrelsy, we become lost in the realm of the shades. The couplet would be heard in Harmonica Frank Floyd's 'Rockin' Chair Daddy,' released by Sun Records in the summer of 1954. After the few records that Harmonica Frank released, he himself became something of a lost legend, and it was not for some years that he was rediscovered. David Less, one of the eminent figures involved in the rich musical heritage of Memphis, brought new light and new life to Harmonica Frank's faded career. The recordings here presented are an emanation of that new light and life. From a letter to David in Memphis from Frank in Columbus, Ohio, hand-penned in April of 1979: DEAR DAVID LESS EVERYTHING SOUNDS OK BUT JUST A FEW DETAILS TO FILL FIRST I WILL HAFT TO HAVE MY MONEY FOR PERFORMING IN CASH ONLY NO CHECKS AFTER I'M ALL THRU PLAYING AND NO UNION FEES AS I'M NOT IN NO UNION AND TRANPATION TO AND FROM WHERE I STAY TO WHERE I PLAY AT IF ALL THIS IS AGREED UPON LET ME NO SOON PLEASE I WILL TRY TO CALL YOU SOON ALSO SOME ONE TO MEET ME AT THE BUS STATION WHEN I COME DOWN AND A PLACE TO STAY AT DOWN THERE SO LET ME NO YOURS TRULY FRANK FLOYD THE KING OF HARPS February 29, 1980: DAVIED HOW OR YOU FINE I HOPE AS FOR ME OK YES I'M LOOKING FOROED FOR THE GOOD CARP FISH FRY AS I REALLY LOVE CARP FISH I REALLY HOPE YOU GET THE RECKORD ALBUM OUT BY THE TIME I'M DOWN THERE SO I CAN START TO ADVERTISE THEM IN PLA

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