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Frank Edwards

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Like a number of nation blues performers, Frank Edwards cannot be thought to possess consistent gigging and saving possibilities during his nearly 80 years within the music business. His documenting career started in the first ’40s around the Okeh label, producing a few sides that non-etheless appear to have had some type of effect, even catching the eye of a big NEW YORK booking company that normally advertised more “uptown” forms of entertainment, such as for example dance orchestras or radio performers. Within the middle-’40s, the Taps Company was wanting to create plenty of desire for Edwards to lure him back again to the big town from Atlanta, a meeting that unfortunately under no circumstances took place. Because it proved, Edwards wouldn’t normally release recordings once again for many years. In the past due ’40s, manufacturer Fred Mendelsohn from the Regal label lower several paths with Edwards in Atlanta, but this materials had not been released commercially before ’60s. The Trix label finally released a full record of Edwards in 1972 entitled Done Some Travelin’, which is regarded a masterpiece. Edwards’ professional lifestyle also comes after the design of nation blues performers who going north from Mississippi circa the next World Battle. His journeying partner at that time was fellow bluesman Tommy McClennan. Edwards documented for Okeh manufacturer Frank Melrose in 1941, eight edges where the back-up was supplied by Robert Dark brown, also called Washboard Sam. The discharge of these edges was unfortunately influenced by the outbreak from the war as well as the ensuing documenting ban, although many of the tracks did turn out. Following this enterprise, Edwards headed back again south, selecting Atlanta and evidently staying place there. Edwards protected electric guitar, harmonica, and vocals, and actually did not want any other support. His repertoire included quite initial interpretations of blues and jazz requirements such as for example “HELLO Little School Lady” and “Once the Saints Proceed Marching In,” in addition to original tunes on a number of topics: jail (“Alcatraz Blues”), clothes styles (“Mini Gown Individual”), and, well, poultry raids (“Poultry Raid”). Regardless of the selling point of such materials, he had not been able to regularly support himself like a musician, obtaining are a carpenter, painter, and plumber. But aside from two years carrying out a home fire that burned off his electric guitar, he always performed the blues. A scant two hours ahead of his loss of life, Edwards finished a documenting session in NEW YORK. He experienced a coronary attack on the trip home and passed away within an ambulance on the path to the hospital.

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Full Name Frank Edwards
Date Of Birth July 22, 1989
Died March 22, 2002, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Profession Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Gospel singer
Nationality Nigerian
Awards City People Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Gospel Artist of the Year
Music Songs Under The Canopy, Mma Mma, Onye, Ebube, Okaka, Wetin You No Fit Do?, Miracle God, You Too Dey Bless Me, I Lift My Voice, Ka Anyi Bulie, Very Big God, If God Be For Me, I No Fit Shout, Drop It at My Feet, Idi Mma, God Over Everything, Redemption Dance, Chukwu Ebuka, Oyege, Nara Ekele, Agam Enye Gi Ekele, Oba Awon Oba, Even If The Sky Is Falling, Onye Mmeri, Ogene Doh, Eze Eligwe, Nye Ya Ekele, I See Him, Unto The King, Let The World Know, Ebenebe, Ibuchi
Albums Georgia Country Blues, Frank Edwards Compilations, Pt. 2, Frank Edwards Collections: Vol. 3, Frank Edwards Collections, Vol. 2, Angels On The Runway, Unlimited - Verse 1, Chicken Raid, Born In July, Grace, Definition, Birthday EP, Frank Edwards Compilations, Sweet Man Blues
Movies King Kong, The Frighteners, Prologue


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The God Painter 2013 Short Uncle Misha
King Kong 2005 Venture Crew
The Insiders Guide to Happiness 2004 TV Series Terry
The Strip 2003 TV Series Tiny
Duggan 1999 TV Series Derek McCaffery
The Legend of William Tell 1998 TV Series Village Elder
The Enid Blyton Secret Series 1998 TV Series Oliver West
Shortland Street 1997 TV Series Dan Winchester
The Frighteners 1996 Resuscitating Man
The Umbra Conspiracy 1995 Video Game President Chambers (as Frank 'Rock' Edwards)
Carry Me Back 1982 Brian MacAlister
Pictures 1981 Payton
Prologue 1970/I
Security: Subversion 1958 Short
Smoke and Weather 1958 Short Narrator (voice)
Modigliani of Montparnasse 1958 Dickson - l'américain (uncredited)

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Miscellaneous

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 hand double - uncredited

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