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Frankie Lee Sims

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A traditionalist who was simply a staunch person in the Texas nation blues movement from the past due ’40s and early ’50s (combined with the likes of his cousin Lightnin’ Hopkins, Lil’ Boy Jackson, and Smokey Hogg), guitarist Frankie Lee Sims developed a twangy, calling electric guitar design which was irresistible on fast amounts and stung hard on the downbeat stuff. Sims found a acoustic guitar when he was 12 yrs . old. By then, he previously left his indigenous New Orleans for Marshall, TX. After Globe War II finished, he played regional dances and night clubs around Dallas and crossed pathways with T-Bone Walker. Sims lower his first 78s for Natural herb Rippa’s Blue Bonnet Information in 1948 in Dallas, but didn’t flavor anything resembling local achievement until 1953, when his bouncy “Lucy Mae Blues” do well straight down south. The guitarist documented pretty prolifically for Los Angeles-based Niche into 1954, after that turned to Johnny Vincent’s Ace label (and its own Vin subsidiary) in 1957 to slice the mighty rockers “Strolling with Frankie” and “She Loves to Boogie Genuine Low,” both which pounded harder when compared to a ballpeen hammer. Sims stated to play acoustic guitar on Ruler Curtis’s 1962 instrumental strike “Spirit Twist” for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label, but that appears unlikely. The assumption is that he documented for Robinson in past due 1960 (the battered material of three long-lost acetates surfaced in 1985 for the English Krazy Kat label). Sims mainly missed from the folk-blues revival of the first ’60s that his cousin Lightnin’ Hopkins cashed in on handily. When he passed away at age group 53 in Dallas of pneumonia, Sims was apparently in big trouble with regulations because of a shooting event and have been dogged by taking in problems.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frankie Lee Sims
Died May 10, 1970, Dallas, Texas, United States
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Music Songs Lucy Mae Blues, Walkin' With Frankie, What Will Lucy Do, She Likes to Boogie Real Low, Frankie's Blues, Well Goodbye Baby, Married Woman, Hey Little Girl, I Warned You Baby, Rhumba My Boogie, Wine & Gin Bounce, I Done Talked and I Done Talked, Send My Soul to the Devil, Walking Boogie, Don't Take It Out on Me, Jelly Roll Baker, Woman Why'd You Break My Heart, My Talk Didn't Do Any Good, Don't Forget Me Baby, Home Again Blues, I'm Long Long Gone, Boogie 'Cross the Country, Misery Blues, Hawk Shuffle, I'll Get Along Somehow, Cross Country Blues, Raggedy and Dirty, Frankie Lee's 2 O'Clock Jump, Single Man Blues, Yeh, Baby, Don't Be Mad with Me, As Long As I Live
Albums Boogie Cross the Country, Walking with Frankie, Lucy Mae Blues, Hey Little Girl, How Long, Frankie's Blues - [The Dave Cash Collection], Highlights Of Frankie Lee Sims, No Good Woman, Masterpieces Presents Frankie Lee Sims: 10 Greatest Blues Hits, Essential Blues, Abc of the Blues Vol. 40, The Blue Guitar (Mono Version)


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1 Wellington, New Zealand: Editing The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale (2017). [August 2016]
2 He is a vegetarian.
3 NWA Academy of Fine Arts (film department) Rogers, AR [January 2007]
4 Burbank, CA: Editing Come Morning (2012). [November 2011]
5 At the 2013 Oxford Film Festival, Sims was awarded a special jury award for cinematography for his work in Come Morning (2012).
6 Though Come Morning (2012) was his feature directorial debut, Sims was also the writer, director of photography, and editor. In an interview since then, he said he'll never again direct and shoot a film at the same time.
7 He wrote Come Morning (2012) when he was 24.
8 His documentary, Murderous, was a selection at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2006.
9 Instructor of film analysis and production at Northwest Arkansas Academy of Fine Arts 2007-2008.
10 While at university, his films Say I Love You and One Night (2006) won the audience award and best narrative short, respectively, at the Arkadelphia Student Film Festival.
11 The Battle of Marks' Mill (2005), directed and photographed by Derrick Sims, premiered December 13, 2005 before IMAX screenings of Ride with the Devil (1999).


Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viva la Revolución 2017 Short pre-production
The Rectory pre-production
The Remains 2016/I
Reunion 2015/I
Classroom 6 2015
Little Sparks 2015 TV Series 6 episodes
Open House 2014/II Short
Echoes in an Empty Apartment 2014 Short
Miss Miao 2014 Short
Separator 2013 Short
A Christmas Wedding 2013
Cast 2013 Video short
Confession of a Mother 2013 Short
Making Light In Terezin 2012 Documentary
The Basement 2012/III Short
The Interview 2012/VII Short
Come Morning 2012
Call Time 2012 TV Series 2 episodes
Omit 2012 Short
The Death of Love 2012 Short director of photography
Who's Watching the Kids 2012
Sola 2012 Short director of photography
Jules & Me 2011 Video short
Late Bloomer 2010
The River Within 2009
One Night 2006/II Short
The Battle of Marks' Mill 2005 Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suite 101 2017 post-production
The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale 2017 post-production
Viva la Revolución 2017 Short pre-production
Donna 2013/I Short completed
Little Sparks 2015 TV Series 6 episodes
Echoes in an Empty Apartment 2014 Short
Kinda Like a Love Story 2013 Short
A Christmas Wedding 2013
The Power of Love 2013/I
Red Light & Green Wine 2013 Short film editor
Making Light In Terezin 2012 Documentary
The Interview 2012/VII Short
Come Morning 2012
Who's Watching the Kids 2012
Dead Men the Series 2012 TV Series 7 episodes
Valley of Death 2011 Short
Late Bloomer 2010
The River Within 2009
No Greater Love 2008 Short
One Night 2006/II Short
The Battle of Marks' Mill 2005 Short

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale 2017 colorist post-production
Donna 2013/I Short colorist completed
The Remains 2016/I color consultant
Classroom 6 2015 colorist
Little Sparks 2015 TV Series colorist
Echoes in an Empty Apartment 2014 Short colorist
The Power of Love 2013/I additional colorist
The Trail 2013 colorist
Ruby Booby 2013 colorist
The Basement 2012/III Short colorist
The Interview 2012/VII Short colorist
Come Morning 2012 colorist
Eddie and Arrow 2012 Short colorist
Dead Men the Series 2012 TV Series colorist - 2012
Valley of Death 2011 Short colorist
Late Bloomer 2010 colorist
The River Within 2009 colorist
No Greater Love 2008 Short colorist
One Night 2006/II Short colorist

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Face of Evil 2016 assistant camera completed
The 37 Documentary camera operator completed
Classroom 6 2015 gaffer
Little Sparks 2015 TV Series camera operator - 2015
Preying for Mercy 2014 TV Movie camera operator
Echoes in an Empty Apartment 2014 Short gaffer
Touch 2013/VI Short gaffer
Cast 2013 Video short gaffer
Confession of a Mother 2013 Short gaffer
Making Light In Terezin 2012 Documentary gaffer
Realitory: Welcome to the Machine 2012 Short key grip
The Basement 2012/III Short gaffer
The Boarder 2012 second assistant camera
Late Bloomer 2010 gaffer
The River Within 2009 gaffer
War Eagle, Arkansas 2007 camera operator
One Night 2006/II Short gaffer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale 2017 post-production
Viva la Revolución 2017 Short pre-production
Little Sparks 2015 TV Series 6 episodes
Come Morning 2012
The Battle of Marks' Mill 2005 Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale 2017 post-production
Viva la Revolución 2017 Short pre-production
Come Morning 2012
One Night 2006/II Short
The Battle of Marks' Mill 2005 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale 2017 producer post-production
Viva la Revolución 2017 Short producer pre-production
Miss Miao 2014 Short producer
Come Morning 2012 producer
The Battle of Marks' Mill 2005 Short producer

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Echoes in an Empty Apartment 2014 Short digital effects
Apartment 310 2012 Short titles
No Greater Love 2008 Short digital compositor

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Echoes in an Empty Apartment 2014 Short sound editor
The Interview 2012/VII Short sound editor

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Face of Evil 2016 dit completed
War Eagle, Arkansas 2007 assistant script supervisor

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wild Horses 2013/I Short set dresser

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Jury Award Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi, USA Best Cinematography Come Morning (2012)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Jury Award Oxford Film Festival, Mississippi, USA Best Narrative Feature Come Morning (2012)
2012 Feature Film Award Austin Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Come Morning (2012)


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