Frank Craven's Music Workshop Parade | Rosey & Blue Tunes for Sweet & Sour Hearts / Canciones Alegres Y Tristes Para Corazones Agri-Dulces

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Rosey & Blue Tunes for Sweet & Sour Hearts / Canciones Alegres Y Tristes Para Corazones Agri-Dulces

by Frank Craven's Music Workshop Parade

A varied collection of guitar styles and songs, Folk, Blues, Flamenco and new age jazz. Happy and sad songs that stem from the adventure of loving relationships. Some tunes are sung in English & Spainsh as a bilingual sing-a -long.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Goodbye GrandPa / Adios Abuelo (feat. Glenn Feit)
3:07 $0.99
2. Flanging Connubulations/ Empalmando El Conubio
2:40 $0.99
3. Mouth Organ Oragsm/Orgasmo Del Organo Bucal
4:49 $0.99
4. Shammanic Wail / Llanto Del Shaman
2:01 $0.99
5. When You Lose Your Loved One
2:23 $0.99
6. Bad Woman Blues (feat. Jose Volga Cepeda)
3:08 $0.99
7. Rancho Franky
0:20 $0.99
8. Solo Ella (feat. Cachito de Pan)
1:50 $0.99
9. Love Grows
1:24 $0.99
10. Madrugada /After Midnight (Guitar Instrumental)
2:29 $0.99
11. Gloria (Catalan) [feat. Chuck Hammond]
2:58 $0.99
12. I Have Faith / Tengo Fe (feat. Glenn Feit)
5:05 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Frank Craven grew up in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain and offers up an artistic/poetic bilingual musical journey of heartache and happy tunes that peek into a private world we all share.

He has done various concerts and recitals, plays and TV shows. Fashion Happening Harp solos in night clubs,
Guitarman at Webster Hall 1994-5, TGS band 30 Rock, Cosby show, Aquarius scene in HAIR (Dir. Milos Foreman),various films as a street guitarist and an ongoing background player at parties, restaurants, hospitals.
U.N. (Water not weapons)...many campfires and jams keep the ya yas cranking.
He recorded the first & last song at POWERCORD STUDIO in Orlando Fla. and the whole CD at SYNCHROAUDIO in Torreon Mexico.



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another review of a GREAT album
this is my second review, but I can't stop listening to this album...I've been listening to Frankie for more years than I'm sure he wants some fans to know he's been making music. With this record he shows growth and his unbelievable depth of inspiration. You take an artist like Frankie (and let's face all rock and roller's want to be viewed as cool)and every now and again they produce a work that shows just how honestly gifted they really are and the fans that already "get" them know that the record is just the tip of a deep reservoir of soul. Few albums work for me first time I play them all the way through. "Rosie & Blue.." is the rare exception. Great job! Thank you, Frankie.


Rancho Franky (ja ja)
Have you really listened to "Rancho Franky"? Is it a simple throw-away tune, or the story of a nation's self-destruction and physical decay told as metaphor for personal creative burnout. Either way, it works for me.

Al D.

Praise from a fellow musician
Frank is a guitar virtuoso! I play many of the same licks. What I’ve tried to do on guitar over the years is to make it capable of being really fat-sounding, as well as doing all the chicken-pickin’ and the classic Telecaster things that you think about. But with that pickup in the wood like that, you get this resonance and this fattened-up lower end and low midrange that’s really cool. As long as somebody’s willing to do the digging in that you’ve got to do to play a Telecaster anyway, it really responds, and that’s something I’m really happy with. Highly recommend this album.

Lew A.

An Album of "Stories"
Like a good collection of short stories...think John Cheever. The artist becomes bigger than the work. As the ego loosens its hold and the narrator’s true-self starts to shines through, his life has become meaningful and liberating. Frank had actually been believing all the stories


Voice of his generation
One of the most gifted voices of his generation, Frank can do just about anything stylistically as well as technically … The question that's still unanswered is how best to channel such talent. Give it a listen. Not for everyone, but you must appreciate the musicianship.


Frank's take on classical music
You know, people from my background are made to feel that it’s wrong to have opinions about classical music ... So I found it quite healthy, particularly at school, to think about classical composers and rock bands in the same way. The reason I loved Andres Segovia, for instance, was that he was still alive and writing. To me that was as exciting as a great old rock band still being around. Same with Frank Craven. His music can be quite dark (or upbeat), but it feels similar to the strange folk music scene from Barcelona in the 1970s..

g. pondersmith

Buy this now...if you dare
A fantastic album of stunningly original lyrics and music that will grab the open-eared listener and hold them. Many of the arrangements are angular, jarring and dissonant but they are very interesting, well-rehearsed, unique and to me, refreshing. It's a record of odd songs that range from soulful to absurd. Craven sounds a bit like Howlin' Wolf with more range and dynamics and has a playfulness not found anywhere else. No one writes like Craven. Catalan Folk meets Monk, goes electric, raw and throws out what rules remain after that. It will hard for some to listen to. For those who can get it, it holds great rewards. Recommended for the adventurous. A classic - one for the ages.

Hans the Friend

Give it a try! Great Music
The sound is great. Frank's voice is fantastic, if an acquired taste (all the best voices are). This is uncategorizable, really... folk rock, alt (and I mean very) alt-country... Frank is to rock and country what Monk is to jazz. You never know where he's going to go, he may play it straight but he more likely will hit it with that modernist Monk "wrong but so right" sideways clunk. The lyrics are great, serious and playful at the same time. "Mourth Organ Orgasm" sounds anything but an orgasm, is more smooth and laid back than this, but easily matches its ability to take basically formulaic music styles and make them surprising, fresh, subtle shocks to expectations.

Kev B.

Solo Ella
Solo Ella is my favorite. Frank's description sounds like something my ex-wife once wrote about me in a poem. We love each other, but there are some things that we couldn't compromise on and we realized that it wouldn't work out between us.

Marty Gomez

review - part II
His poetic words are wonderful but they are intended to unlock doors in you where your own meanings reside. Each time you listen to one of his songs you find a new meaning, that should never end. I dont' think he even has one idea in mind with his poems, they are more like fireworks going off in the sky, just feel.
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