Here is my pick for this week.
Michael Franks (born 18 September 1944 in La Jolla, California) is a smooth jazz singer and songwriter from the United States. He has recorded with a Who’s Who of artists, such as Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, Art Garfunkel, and David Sanborn. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, and The Carpenters.
His best known works include “Popsicle Toes”, “Monkey See, Monkey Do”, “The Lady Wants to Know”, “When the Cookie Jar is Empty”, “Tiger in the Rain”, “Rainy Night in Tokyo”, and “Tell Me All About It”. His biggest hit came in 1983 with “When Sly Calls (Don’t Touch That Phone)”, from the album Passionfruit. Radio hits include “Your Secret’s Safe With Me” from the 1985 album Skin Dive, and “Island Life” from 1987’s The Camera Never Lies. [Source]
Michael Franks’ music evokes memories of my days at LSU and the major crush I had on F.Blunt. His music was playing on the cassette tape player while we made out in his dorm room after drinking a bottle of Asti Spumante. The making out didn’t go any further than some heavy petting. Yep, those were some good times!!! 8)
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I want to say he has performed at the Capital Jazz Fest before. Not sure. Has his music been featured in any films?
Ooops…I didn’t get the email about the theme this week! But I don’t think so.
I’m not too familiar with M Frank’s music, but his voice is extra smooth; i just want to chill out the first selection! It’s a good driving song
That was smooooth!! I went to school in New Orleans – Xavier University, my sister went to LSU for a minute.
wow, he is very smooth! I don’t think I’ve heard of him before. Nice choice!
I never heard of him before but I like what you posted. Very soothing after a long day. Thanks for posting
Girl, not Michael Franks! You gave me a serious flashback with that, lol.
My first boyfriend loved him…the song I remember most was Popsicle Toes. What happened to him?
I’m not that familiar with his stuff, but you learn something new every OSF.
I guess I’m not that familiar with Michael Franks. Thanks for posting. Sounded good.
Nice Michael Franks tunes! I became familiar with his music as youngster when my dad would play his CD’s; great music!