The Blues of Pete Franklin: Guitar Pete’s Blues

Design – Don Schlitten
Producer – Art Rosenbaum, Kenneth S. Goldstein
Recorded By – John Sheppel
Sleeve Notes, Photography By – Art Rosenbaum
Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Pete Franklin

Label: Prestige Bluesville ‎– BV 1068
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1962
Rereleased: 1993

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A1 I Got To Find My Baby
Written-By – Doc Clayton*
A2 Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Written-By – Curtis Jones
A3 Prison Bound
Written-By – Leroy Carr
A4 Black Gal
A5 Grievin’ Me
Written-By – Tampa Red
B1 Rocky Mountains
B2 Six White Horses
B3 Sail On
Written-By – Bumble Bee Slim
B4 My Old Lonesome Blues
Written-By – Leroy Carr
B5 Guitar Pete’s Blues
Written-By – Pete Franklin


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Online Reviews

“Great old time blues by a young man. At the time of this session, Pete Franklin was in his early thirties. That was in 1961, but Pete didn’t play like the blues players of his age, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Otis Rush or Jimmy Rogers. His music goes back to the thirties, and pays tributes to Leroy Carr,Scrapper Blackwell, Tampa Red or Walter Davis. Franklin has a beautiful,smoky voice, and plays piano and guitar with great skill and taste. There is some melancholy in this album, great playing, and talented versions of old standards like “black gal”, “six white horses”, Curtis Jones’ “lonesome bedroom blues” and Tampa’s “grievin’ me”. If you’re a lover of pre-war blues, and if you like blues from Naptown, you’ll sure enjoy this record.” — Jean-Marie Juif/Amazon Review