Chanteur et mandoliniste Bluegrass US Franklin Delano Wakefield le 26 Juin 1934 ā Emory Gap (Tennessee).

One of the chief innovators on the mandolin, Frank Wakefield played straight bluegrass with a number of well-known bands, including Red Allen and the Greenbriar Boys. Born into a musical family in Emory Gap, Tennessee, by age eight he already knew how to play harmonica, guitar and bass. In 1950, his family moved to Dayton, Ohio and soon afterward, he took up the mandolin and formed the gospel-oriented Wakefield Brothers with sibling Ralph, who played guitar. In 1951, the brothers made their first radio appearance in Dayton. After the duo split up, Frank teamed with Red Allen in 1952 to form Red Allen & Frank Wakefield and the Kentuckians. They remained partners through 1972, occasionally pursuing side-projects as well. It with Allen that Wakefield mastered the banjo and dobro, and when he moved with Allen to Washington, D.C. in 1960 he began offering private mandolin lessons; his star pupil was a young David Grisman. Wakefield joined the Greenbriar Boys in 1965 and remained with them through 1970. He also founded the Good Ol' Boys, and in 1971 recorded The Frank Wakefield Band. He cut Pistol Packin' Mama in 1974 with Don Reno, Jerry Garcia, Dave Nelson and Chubby Wise. He also continued to teach, and released an instructional video.

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Talents : Mandolin, Vocalss

Style musical : Progressive Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Instrumental Country

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1961 SP STARDAY 572 (US) Red ALLEN & Frank WAKEFIELD - Trouble Round My Door / Beautiful Blue Eyes
1963 SP REBEL F 242-45 (US) Red ALLEN & Frank WAKEFIELD - Little Birdie / Faded Memory
1963 SP REBEL F 245 (US) Musician's Waltz / Rondo 
1965 SP SILVER-BELLE GS 45-1005 (US) I'll Never Make You Blue / Convict And The Child
1969 SP KAPP K 2002 (US) Frank WAKEFIELD & His COUTRY CLASSICS - Never Fall / Ruby 

Albums

1964 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FA 2408 (US) RED ALLEN AND FRANK WAKEFIELD & THE KENTUCKIANS - BLUEGRASS - Little Maggie / Somebody Loves You Darling / New Camptown Races / Are You Afraid To Die? / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Are You Washed In The Blood? / Deep Elem Blues / Ground Hog / The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake / Catnip / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Shake Hands With Mother Again
1972 LP 12" ROUNDER 0007 (US) FRANK WAKEFIELD - (Frank WAKEFIELD With COUNTRY COOKING) - Sleepy Eyed John / Nobody's Darling But Mine / Darktown Strutters' Ball / Dance Of The Sandcrab / Honky Tonk Angels / Fisher's Hornpipe / White Silver Sands / Bluesgrass / Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #16 / Leave Well Enough Alone / Arkansas Traveler / Tarry Not / Hallelujah On The Fives / Counting On David / Waltz In Bluegrass / Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #2
1974 LP 12" ROUND RX 109 (US) PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA
1976 LP 12" RED CLAY RC 104 (US) RED ALLEN AND FRANK WAKEFIELD - If I Should Wander Back Tonight / Don't Wake Me Till It's Over / Nobody Loves Me, Nobody Cares / I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes / If That's The Way You Feel / We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / East Bound Train / Sweet Love Ain't Around / Weeping Willow / Still Got Life To Go / Roustabout / It's Me Again Lord / Letter To Tom / Searching For A Soldier's Grave 
1978 LP 12" FLYING FISH FF-049 (US) FRANK WAKEFIELD AND THE GOOD OL' BOYS - Bluegrass Band #1 / Blue And Lonesome / T For Texas / Cattle In The Cane / Musician's Waltz / The Hobo Song / Sally Ann / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / The Train That I Ride / David, David / New Musician's Waltz / The Greek
1980 LP 12" TAKOMA BT 7082 (US) BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME - Little Rock Getaway / Blues Stay Away From Me / Lay That Pistol Down / The Crawdad Song / Miss Rogle / Rockwood / That's How I Can Count On You / He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Paul And Silas / Bonaparte's Retreat
1980 LP 12" BAY 214 (US) END OF THE RAINBOW - Charl / Echo Blues / End Of The Rainbow / Mexican Stomp / New Camptown Races / Nilent Sight / Sing Sing Sing / Sittin' On Top Of The World / Two Different Worlds / Waltz In The Bluegrass / When I Stop Dreaming
1992 CD RELIX RRCD-2051 (US) FRANK WAKEFIELD AND THE GOOD OLD BOYS - Bluegrass Breakdown / Ashes Of Love / Deep Elm Blues / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Johnny The Blacksmith / On Top Of Old Smokey / New Camptown Races / David, David / Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #2 / On And On / Glendale Train / Barefoot Nellie / Walking In Jerusalem / Panama Red
1992 CD RELIX RRCD-2055 (US) SHE'S NO ANGEL - FRANK WAKEFIELD AND THE GOOD OLD BOYS - Going Down The Road / No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine / How Mountain Girls Can Love / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / I'll Never Make You Blue / Sitting On Top Of The World / Bluegrass Band #1 / Teardrops In My Eyes / Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / She's No Angel / I Couln't Leave Well Enough Alone / Pistol Packin' Mama / Salty Dog / O.B.S.
1994 CD ACOUSTIC DISC ACD 11 (US) THE KITCHEN TAPES - (Red ALLEN & Frank WAKEFIELD) - I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Turkey In The Straw / Down In The Willow Garden / New Camptown Races / Summertime Is Past And Gone / Bluegrass Breakdown / Muskrat Song / Catnip / Crying Heart Blues / I Can't Forget Old What's Her Name / Are You Afraid To Die / Billy In The Lowground / Over The Hills To The Poorhouse / Bluegrass Stomp / I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Roanoke / Nine Pound Hammer / Well Enough Alone / Paddy On The Turnpike / Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Hey Mr. Mando / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Talk To Your Heart / Raw Hide
1997 CD ROSEWOOD MUSIC ? (US) THAT WAS NOW... THIS IS THEN - Mexican Stomp / Last Thing On My Mind - Why Not Confess / Miss Izzy / Blackberry Blossom / Sleepy Eyed John / Sim And Birdie / Rockwood / Emory Gap Blues / New Camptown Races / Waltz In Bluegrass / Echo Blues / Sabbatical / Adirondack Spring / Black Mountain Rag / Roane County Coal Train
03/2006 CD ORCHARD 105769 (US) DON'T LIE TO ME - El Niņo / Don't Lie To Me / Early Morning Train / I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / Miss Marsha / My Aching Heart / Banks Of The Ohio / Two Lonely Hearts / Bluegrass Mandolin / White Silver Sands / Daughter Of Midnight / Danny Boy
03/2006 CD ORCHARD 050 (US) MIDNIGHT ON THE MANDOLIN - Midnight On The Mandolin / Faded Memory / Charl / The Convict And The Child / Bluegrass Band No. 1 / Alone And Forgotten / The Greek / Affection / Hovanna / Faded Love / Darlin' Cindy / Countin' On David
06/2009 CD PATUXENT MUSIC CD 182 (US) OWNSELF BLUES - Ownself Blues / Saratoga Ride / Flying Strings / This Is For Bill / Theme And Variations In D / The Runaway Train / The Old Cat Sneezed / New Camptown Races / Bach Bouree From Lute Suite In E Minor / Double Stoppin' The Blues / Sabbatical / Rockville Special / Mandolin Solo #2

Š Rocky Productions 27/08/2010