Chanteur et mandoliniste Bluegrass US Franklin Delano Wakefield le 26 Juin 1934 ŗ 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

04/1957 SP WAYSIDE W 105 (US)

Marvin Cobb, Frank Wakefield & The Chain Mountain Boys - Tell Me Why My Daddy Don't Come Home / New Camptown Races

12/1957 SP WAYSIDE W 150 (US) Frank WAKEFIELD & Buster TURNER - You're The One / Leave Well Enough Alone
1959 SP BMC 45-1002 (US)

The RED HEADS - Red ALLEN - Frank WAKEFIELD - Red SPURLOCK - Youíll Always Be Untrue / Love And Wealth

1961 SP STARDAY 45-572 (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-245-45 (US) Musician's Waltz / Rondo 
06/1965 SP SILVER-BELLE GS-45-1005 (US) I'll Never Make You Blue / Convict And The Child
04/1969 SP KAPP K-2002 (US) Frank WAKEFIELD & His COUTRY CLASSICS - Ruby  / Never Fall





Albums

1964 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FA 2408 (US) RED ALLEN, 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 - The GOOD OLD BOYS - Ashes Of Love / Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Long Gone / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Deep Elem Blues / Pistol Packin' Mama / Banjo Signal / Toy Heart / Leave Well Enough Alone / Too Wise Special / On Top Of Old Smokey / Barefoot Nelly / Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan / Glendale Train
1976 LP 12" RED CLAY RC 104 (JAP) 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 
1977 LP 12" Old Homestead OHCS-115 (US)

The Greenbriar Years - Joe Isaacs with Frank WakefieldRichard Greene  & Friends - Kickin' Mule / Little Maggie / Living Sweethearts / Why Have You Left Me / Bottle Of Brandy / Blessed Saviour / Lonesome Drifter / Wild Bill Jones / You'll Be Blue / Joe's Breakdown / Bottle Of Brandy / Mantle Of Green

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
1978 LP 12" Vetco LP 3030 (US)

The Early Years Vol. 1 - Roy Lee Centers with Jack Lynch & Band featuring Frank Wakefield & Fred Spencer - Worried Man / Shady Grove / Tears On My Pillow / You're Always Welcome / Home, Sweet Home / God Gave You To Me / I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind / Little Birdie / Wildwood Flower / Constant Sorrow / Cumberland Gap / It's Not Right / How I Long To Change Your Name

1980 LP 12" TAKOMA TAK 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 - Mexican Stomp / When I Stop Dreaming / Nilent Sight / End Of The Rainbow / Sitting On Top Of The World / New Camptown Races / Echo Blues / Two Different Worlds / Charl / Waltz In The Bluegrass / Sing Sing Sing
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 & 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
1996 CD ROSEWOOD MUSIC RA-62096 (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
2000 CD PATUXENT MUSIC PXCD-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 

04/2001 CD FOLKWAYS SFW CD 40127 (US) FOLKWAYS YEARS 1964-1983 - Red ALLEN, Frank WAKEFIELD - 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 / Catnip / Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Shake Hands With Mother Again / All The Good Times Are Passed And Gone / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Can You Forgive / Old Joe Clark / Knocking At Your Door / Green Apples / Hello City Limits / Victim To The Tomb / Are You Teasing Me / My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Dig A Hole In The Meadow / I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling / Stone Wall / Troubles Around My Door / I Guess I'll Go On Dreaming / Christian Life
2003 CD PATUXENT MUSIC PXCD-075 (US)

Don't Lie to Me - El Nino / 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

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
07/2011 CD PATUXENT MUSIC CD-227 (US)

A Tribute To Bill Monroe - When You Are Lonely / Rawhide / That's All Right / Bluegrass Breakdown / A Beautiful Life / Letter From My Darling / Panhandle Country / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Pike County Breakdown / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Blue Grass Stomp / Swing Low Sweet Chariot /  Close / Wheel Hoss / On And On / One I Love Is Gone

10/2013 CD PATUXENT MUSIC CD-247 (US)

Frank Wakefield, Taylor Baker and Friends - Echo Blues / Beautiful Dreamer / Ghost Riders In The Sky / Home Sweet Home / Beer Barrel Polka / Under The Double Eagle / Red River Valley / The Girl I Left Behind Me / The Last Thing On My Mind / Red Wing / Bonaparte's Retreat / Golden Slippers / Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 1

08/2014 CD PATUXENT MUSIC CD-258 (US)

The WDON Recordings, 1963 - Frank Wakefield - Red ALLEN - Deep Elem Blues / Somebody Loves You Darling / You'll Always Be My Blue Eyed Darling /  Pistol Packin' Mama / Will You Be Satisfied That Way / Old Joe Clark / Give Me The Flowers While I'm Living / I Guess I'll Go On Dreaming / I'm Blue And I'm Lonesome Too / All I Want Is You / Poor Ellen Smith / Alone And Forgotten / I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye / I Thought I'd Never Fall In Love Again / Sweet Sunny South / I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / Wayfaring Stranger / Little Rosewood Casket / Don't Laugh / Red Apple Rag / I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Sing, Sing, Sing

04/2016 CD PATUXENT MUSIC CD-283 (US) Frank Wakefield and Leon Morris - You're The One / Blue Monday / My Endless Love / Find 'em Fool 'em And Leave 'em Alone / Made Up My Mind / Lena / Here Today And Gone Tomorrow / I Donít Believe Youíd Do Me Wrong / I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Musicianís Waltz / Play Me The Waltz Of The Angels / Never Fall / Sitting Here Waiting For You / Rondo
04/2019 2 LP 12" RockBeat ROC-3427 (US)

Drink Up & Go Home - Frank Wakefield, David Nelson, Brantley Kearns, Jerry Garcia, Pat Campbell, The Good Old Boys :
DISC 1 : Ashes Of Love / Deep Elem Blues / Dim Lights / Fireball Mail / I'll Never Make You Blue / All The Good Times / She's No Angel / Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Wildwood Flower / Teardrops In My Eyes
DISC 2 : Lonesome Road Blues / Long Gone / Leave Well Enough Alone / White House Blues / T For Texas / Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player / First Whippoorwill / New Camptown Races / Pistol Packing Mama / Jerusalem Moan / Drink Up & Go Home / Orange Blossom Special

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