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Love Turns the Wheel

by Bob Frank

After all is said and done, what's the only thing that makes life worthwhile?
Genre: New Age: Adult Alternative
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“… an outlaw songwriter’s outlaw songwriter, a Vietnam veteran …tougher than Kristofferson and more spry than Cash, an often-jolly light in typically dark corners.” — Grayson Haver Currin, Pitchfork

“With song titles like ‘Wino’ and ‘Before the Trash Truck Comes,’ Bob Frank’s 1972 self-titled album probably wasn’t kicking around your parents’ Beatles and Rolling Stones-heavy vinyl collections (if it is, see if you can snag it from them; it’s a collector’s item now). But with strains of Johnny Cash, John Prine, and even Peter, Paul, and Mary, Bob Frank wrote utterly compelling '70s folk rock, which is not a sentence I’d string together very often. A living legend you’ve never heard of, seeing him perform in these intimate venues seems like a tremendous opportunity.” — Selected Things

“Awesome down home Southern Fried Acid Folky Blues stoner vibe rarity, "She Pawned Her Diamond for some Gold" tells the story of the girl who smoked her last bowl, and penniless needed s'more, so she... Killer. Really scarce LP and brings a $100 in circles, dig??? I thought you did.” — description of Vanguard album being auctioned off on ebay, 9-21-05.

Bob Frank has been writing songs since 1957, when he was 13 years old and got an old Kay f-hole guitar and a little cowboy songbook. In 1972, Vanguard released the now legendary album, "Bob Frank." That album was re-issued in 2014, in vinyl as well as CD. In the meantime, Bob was making CD's on his own label, Bowstring Records, with Jim Dickinson, the North Mississippi All Stars, Jimbo Mathus, Jimmie Crosthwait, Jim Monahan, Tim Mooney, John Murry and other notorious characters. "Love Turns the Wheel" was written by Bob in another life. This version of it was recorded in San Francisco, at Tim Mooney's studio, Closer Recording. Engineered by Tim and produced by John Murry, it's actually a track from an album that was never released, "The Scenic Route."

Did you say something? Oh, I thought you wondered when it was recorded. There's some fantastic musicians playing on here. Listen to the trumpet heralding in the first stanza.



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