Michael Franks

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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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