FRANKLIN, RON - ST - LP w/bonus CD
From his adopted hometown of Memphis TN, Ron Franklin's music brings you back to
the time when the urban and the rural, the folk and the blues were not far
apart. With an impeccable underground pedigree which includes working with
his bands The Entertainers and The Natural Kicks; artists such as Jack
Yarber of The Oblivions, trash-garage icon Ross Johnson, as well as Peter
Case and a brief stint with Love and the late Arthur Lee, Franklin's music
is part of the legacy of the wellspring of Southern sound. „"Once every so
often, a musician comes along who's heard it all-like an entire century of
American traditional music-then gets bent on preserving the sound his way.
Memphis' Ron Franklin's that guy right now. Roots are his birthright as he
attempts to reinvent the blues and rock 'n' roll wheel, piece by piece.
He's certainly got the beat-up/broke-down sound, and it's at the bedrock
of his modern primitive songs." - Harp. "While most of Franklin's music
sounds like the perfect amalgamation of garage-rock and blues -- as if the
Kinks' Muswell Hillbillies had been transplanted to the Mississippi Delta
-- these songs are stripped-down and sensitive folkie tunes that are more
reminiscent of Fred Neil and Bob Dylan. On "Do Not Wait 'Til I'm Laid
'Neath the Clay," Franklin yodels like a forlorn Jimmie Rodgers. - Memphis
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