Michael Franks
Michael Franks
Michael Franks is a smooth jazz singer and songwriter from the United States. He has recorded with a variety of well-known 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, Shirley Bassey and The Carpenters.
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Twenty-Five Holiday Songs to get Warm to
Huffington Post - 2 months
Its that time of year again and its always nice to get in the spirit of the season with some great holiday music. Here are a few memorable if not typically played holiday songs, made a little hipper by these wonderful jazz artists. I hope you find some joy in them as I do. Happy Holidays to all my family, friends and followers. Looking forward to a swinging New Year! Guitarist John McLaughlin's beautiful Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel Ray Charles and Nina Simone: Baby It's Cold Outside Cyrille Aimee with Doug Munro and Le Pompe Attack : The Christmas Song Frank Sinatra: Let It Snow Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra: I'll Be Home For Christmas Fats Waller: Swingin' Them Jingle Bells Erroll Garner: White Christmas Bill Evans: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Dave Brubeck: Silent Night Jim Hall and Toots Theilemans: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Cassandra Wilson: The Little Drummer Boy Miles Da ...
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Slip Away: The Other Mark Murphy
Huffington Post - 3 months
The name Mark Murphy is synonymous to me with the recently passed jazz singer who epitomized a style that was uniquely his own. Edgy, unconventional in his approach and superlatively creative. He will be missed. Surely a hard act to follow.That is probably why I was initially hesitant to give this Mark Murphy a try, but as it turns out I am glad I did. This singer/songwriter Mark Murphy is originally from Montreal. The Canadian followed his musical muse pursuing his Bachelors of Music at University of Miami before settling in New York City in 1995. He worked in the record business for a time while continuing to gig and hone his craft around the metro NY/NJ area. Eventually he combined his love of music with a business degree he received from Lehigh University and founded his own music company and school in South Orange, New Jersey. His latest release Slip Away, features Murphy's folk-inspired vocals with some of the crème de la creme of the jazz world, spinning magic into h ...
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Wellcome Trust reveals winner of its photography contest
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
The photograph was taken by London-based Michael Frank, and is of an historic specimen from the Lanyon Anatomy Museum of the Royal Veterinary College in London.
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'Haunting' Pony Uterus Wins Top Prize in Medical Image Contest
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The pony uterus was one of 20 health and medical images to win top honors in the 14th annual competition sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, a research-funding agency. The judges of the 14th annual image contest were unanimous in their choice for first prize, noting the emotional response evoked by the pony uterus image. Michael Frank, of the Royal Veterinary College, captured the winning photograph, revealing the uterus of the 5-month-pregnant New Forest pony specimen preserved in formalin at the Anatomy Museum of the Royal Veterinary College in London.
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Songbirds Cast Doubt On Theory About Baby Talk
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Karen Ravn Babies learn to babble before they learn to talk, at first simply repeating individual syllables (as in ba-ba-ba), and later stringing various syllables together (as in ba-da-goo). Songbirds exhibit similar patterns during song-learning, and the capacity for this sort of syllable sequencing is widely believed to be innate and to emerge full-blown — a theory that is challenged by a paper published on Nature's website today1. A study of three species — zebra finches, Bengalese finches and humans — reports that none of the trio has it that easy. Their young all have to learn how to string syllables together slowly, pair by pair. “We discovered a previously unsuspected stage in human vocal development,” says first author Dina Lipkind, a psychologist now at Hunter College in New York. The researchers began by training young zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) to sing a song in which three syllables represented by the letters A, B and C came in the order ABC–ABC. ...
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Sierra: Cold Comfort: A Gear Guide for Camping in the Snow
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Crisp air, fresh animal tracks, bug-free evenings, and water all around -- in the form of snow. A winter campout is a gorgeous way to experience nature. Here's a selection of gear to keep you safe and (relatively) warm.  The MS Snow Trainer Insulated GTX by SALEWA is the perfect boot for winter trekking's harshness: It's warm and exceptionally light, and its outsoles are made of a unique grippy rubber that stays pliable in the cold. A built-in gaiter prevents snow from spilling over the top and soaking your toes. And while you won't want to wear them to a wedding, you'll be styling through the slush. $279, backcountry.com In the coldest heart of winter, anyone who skis, snowshoes, or hikes will still work up a sweat. Which is why the Nano Puff hybrid jacket from PATAGONIA is designed to stay warm even when wet. It's made of recycled polyester and has thin Polartec R2 fleece panels to vent your 'pits and back. The seam pattern won't bunch under straps or harnesses, eith ...
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Tickets: Jonathan Butler, Rachelle Ferrell, Miranda Lambert, Ringo Starr
ajc - over 4 years
Rachelle Ferrell will perform as part of the Summer Nights Jazz Festival at Wolf Creek Amphitheatre in August. Tickets are on sale now. Photo: Brenda J. Turner / KACOM.COM ON SALE NOW Summer Nights Jazz Festival with Jonathan Butler, Rachelle Ferrell, Michael Franks, Maysa, Warren Hill. 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Wolf Creek Amphitheatre. $40-$65. TM. Brendan James, Brian Jarvis, Risa Binder. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Vinyl. $15; $12 in advance. TA. CANCELED Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, B.O.B., Karmin. 7 p.m. July 5. Gwinnett Arena. $35-$125. TM. Maxwell. 8 p.m. July 27-28. Philips Arena. LN. ON SALE JULY 6 Brother Grey. Aug.10. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 in advance. TA. UPCOMING SHOWS Nada Surf. 8 p.m. July 3. The Loft. $20; $16 in advance. TA. Sarah McLachlan. 7:30 p.m. July 3. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. $36-$56. LN. Tab Benoit. 8 p.m. July 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA. Scotty. July 5. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 in advance. TA. Juvenile,  A$AP …
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Worst fears about the PSA being realised - Radio New Zealand
Google News - over 5 years
He says the next couple of weeks will reveal whether the disease has spread further. Seeka chief executive, Michael Franks says seven hectares of the company's own vines have had to be removed, at a cost of $500000 in lost income
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Eddie Gomez Trio Midwest Tour, September 2-9 - Jazz Police (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Among pop artists, Gomez has worked with Bobby Darin, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Michael Franks, Judy Collins and “The Gadd Gang,” Steve Gadd's all-star R&B/jazz band. In addition to serving as a studio musician, Gomez has recorded as a leader for
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Kiwifruit vine disease impacts on Seeka asset value - Radio New Zealand
Google News - over 5 years
Chief executive Michael Franks says PSA V has, however, had an impact on several aspects of the business. He says at the end of June the directors revalued Seeka's land and building assets down $7.6 million. Mr Franks says the disease was detected in
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Virulent strain of PSA only in BOP kiwifruit orchards - Radio New Zealand
Google News - over 5 years
Seeka kiwifruit company's chief executive Michael Franks says the team at Otago University has made a stunning discovery. He says the fact they have identified that the virulent strain is confined to Bay of Plenty is a useful finding which will focus
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Seneca Casinos announce shows for October and November - Buffalo News (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Tickets start at $37. Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show will make a stop at the Bear's Den for two performances (3 and 8 pm) on Oct. 15. Tickets start at $45. Smooth jazz singer-songwriter Michael Franks will perform at 8 pm Nov. 12 in the Bear's Den
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Michael Franks: Time Together - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
If you visit the website for Michael Franks, you will see two pictures of the singer and songwriter with a beloved dachshund, Flora, including an appeal for a no-kill animal shelter and an undeniably charming photo montage
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A Life Changing Health Event Changes Musician/Composer Richard Derwingson's ... - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Richard's vocal style has been compared to past greats Nat King Cole and Mel Torme and to contemporary jazz vocalists Michael Bublé, Kurt Elling and Michael Franks, who is one of the lyricists on the CD. Track #8, "Umbrella in the Rain”,
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What's Hot This Weekend 08/12/11 - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - over 5 years
This week: 9th Annual Hoodie Awards, BB King, Delbert McClinton, Gipsy Kings, Michael Franks, Ed Kowalczyk, Darryl Worley, Jay and Silent Bob, Tim Allen, Gilbert Gottfried, George Lopez, Agbeko vs. Mares, Little Big Town, Pepper, Lost 80's Live,
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'Time Together' With Michael Franks - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
by NPR Staff Smooth jazz singer-songwriter Michael Franks tells the stories behind the songs on his new album Time Together. Smooth jazz singer-songwriter Michael Franks tells the stories behind the songs on his new album Time Together
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John Graham Kessel - The Coloradoan
Google News - over 5 years
John loved Jazz music, and listened to all the greats from Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington, to more modern Jazz musicians like Norah Jones, John Pizzarelli, and Michael Franks. During World War II he served as a Navy
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City manager Newsletter - PublicCEO.com
Google News - over 5 years
Novato City Manager Michael Franks is a former Santa Rosa Assistant City Manager. Santa Clara City Manager Jennifer Sparacino recommended that the City deny NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Montana's request to lease two city-owned plots next to the
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Jazz breaking news: Josh Kyle Hits The Ground Running With Hip Debut Album ... - Jazzwise magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Kyle has a high, almost falsetto alto voice slightly reminiscent of a Michael Franks or Jimmy Scott, even Chet Baker on 'The Thrill is Gone', but he is clearly no copyist. Standouts include 'Proof' (a fine version of Herbie Hancock's 'Actual Proof'
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Franks
    FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 45
    In 1990, his song "Speak To Me" became the main theme for Russian TV program Muzoboz.
    More Details Hide Details 1975 - Popsicle Toes 1977 - The Lady Wants To Know 1978 - When The Cookie Jar Is Empty 1979 - When It's Over 1980 - On My Way Home To You 1980 - One Bad Habit 1980 - Baseball 1982 - Jealousy 1982 - Love Duet(with Renee Diggs) 1982 - Comin' Home To You 1983 - Can't Seem To Shake This Rock 'N Roll 1985 - Your Secret's Safe With Me 1985 - When I Give My Love To You(with Brenda Russell) 1985 - Queen Of The Underground 1985 - Michael Franks 1987 - Island Life 1987 - The Camera Never Lies 1987 - Doctor Sax / Face To Face 1990 - The Art Of Love 1990 - Speak To Me 1991 - Practice Makes Perfect 1991 - Woman in the Waves 1992 - The Dream(with Yellowjackets) 1993 - Soulmate 1996 - Christmas Time Is Here(with David Benoit) 2003 - Christmas In Kyoto 2004 - Smash Up 1
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 38
    His biggest hit came in 1983 with "When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone)" from the album Passionfruit.
    More Details Hide Details Radio hits include "Your Secret's Safe With Me" from 1985's Skin Dive, and "Island Life" from 1987's The Camera Never Lies.
  • 1976
    Age 31
    In 1976 Franks released his second album The Art of Tea, saw Franks begin a long relationship with Warner Brothers Music.
    More Details Hide Details The Art of Tea featured Joe Sample, Larry Carlton and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders and included the hit song "Popsicle Toes". His third album, Sleeping Gypsy (1977), which includes the song "The Lady Wants to Know", was partially recorded in Brazil. Around this time, percussionist Ray Armando gave Franks a cabasa, which became a signature instrument for him to play on stage when he was not playing guitar. Burchfield Nines (1978), which includes the song "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty", reflects his move to New York City and features more of an East Coast sound. Since then, Franks has recorded more than 15 albums. His best known works include "When I Give My Love to You", "Popsicle Toes", "Monkey See, Monkey Do", "Lotus Blossom", "Tiger in the Rain", "Rainy Night in Tokyo", and "Tell Me All About It".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 28
    In 1973, he recorded an eponymous album, later reissued as Previously Unavailable, which included the minor hit "Can't Seem to Shake This Rock 'n Roll".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on September 18, 1944.
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