Frank McComb | The 1995 Bootleg

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The 1995 Bootleg

by Frank McComb

TRUE Soul, R&B and Jazz. If you like what Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancock did in the early '70's, then you'll LOVE this CD.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
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1. 24/365/10
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2. Only In My Dreams
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3. More Thank Friends
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4. So Lovely
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5. Intimate Time
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6. Somebody Like You
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7. Tomorrow's Not Promised
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8. Do You Remember Love?
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9. The Sun (Bonus Track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Please make yourself at home on www.frankmccomb.info, www.myspace.com/frankmccomb and www.myspace.com/frankmccombmusic. Everything you need to know about me and my music is there. You can also visit my company page at www.boobeescoot.com. Thank you for your support.
Frank McComb.


Frank McComb
Biography

Frank McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of blues, jazz, gospel, pop and some hip hop. His virtuoso piano and organ work have made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician, but an underground favorite on the soul and jazz scenes. He has recorded or performed with many of music\'s giants including: Frankie Beverly and Maze, Teena Marie, Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, Terri Lynn Carrington, Phyllis Hyman and Teddy Pendegrass. He has also done double duty music directing starting his career with Gerald Levert\'s Rude Boys (Written All Over Your Face) and most recently with Pop Diva, Anastacia.

It was Frank\'s performance with Prince, the NAACP\'s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner on the 2005 telecast that thrust Frank back onto a world-stage. This night served as an introduction for some, but a re-emergence for many fans who\'ve never seen one of their favorites live.

Holding down his first jazz trio at 17, Frank McComb has been a music master since he first tickled the ivories at age 12 under the tutelage of an aunt. Frank counts Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson as musical heroes. After one listen you can also throw Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Chick Corea into the potpourri of influences heard through Frank\'s various bodies of work.

The world got a taste of his genius on wax and on the road when young lion Branford Marsalis laid down his seminal Hip Hop Jazz recording Buckshot LeFonque which featured DJ Premier and Maya Angelou alongside his legendary ensemble of sidemen and artists. On the release of Buckshot LeFonque\'s second recording \"Music Evolution\" Frank handled the vocals on a hit called \"Another Day\".

It was after a false start at Mojazz (Motown\'s Jazz Label) where an album was recorded, but never saw the streets that Frank hooked up with Branford Marsalis which after time spent led to a recording deal with Columbia Jazz. Columbia\'s indecision on marketing Frank\'s very personal recording \"Love Stories\" led to the end of very short road with Columbia.

Frank has however defied all efforts to shut him down by remaining an active fixture on the live music scene performing around the world from London to Japan. Frank is confronted by fans everywhere who can\'t get the music and are left to purchase bootlegs off the Black Market or even Ebay.

Frank has now (like many) gone the way of an independent warrior. After the exclusive European and Japanese release of his album \"The Truth\" which partnered him with producer Steve Harvey (Donnie\'s Welcome to the Colored Section) and showcased music legends Billy Preston, Paulinho DaCosta alongside Bay area favorite Ledisi; Frank culled together finished recordings from his vault has pressed and packaged them for the masses, worldwide.

Frank\'s current opus, \"Straight From The Vault\" is a rich blend of soul, jazz and pop music that tells stories and speaks to the heart of men and women everywhere. \"The Things You Do\" is a beautiful composition dedicated to women everywhere who do it all for family and husband while remaining fresh and vibrant. \"Still Has A Hold On Me\" tells the story of man who let love slip through his hands because he didn\'t express how he felt. Instrumental tracks are among the milieu of beautiful music also found in Frank\'s Vault. Frank has now poised him self and his music to keep rising to the top.


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SOBO MAGAZINE

Frank McComb Soothes Souls !
Frank McComb's music is incredible ! His lyrics are genius and his voice is heavenly ! We suggest you buy this cd before it sells out !

Stuart Dunning SOULHEAD


What can I say that already has not been said, this is sheer genius! Shame it was not released in 95, This is a lesson to all of us soul/jazz fans " Support your Favourite Artistes" Frank should be getting more props from the mainstream, unlike most of the c**p you get in the charts. This is what should be getting serious airplay. Never the less we are lucky to have such a talent to enjoy. Thank you Frank you bringing such sweet music to our ears !! Stu

Reginald Carter

This is pure Frank-fection. He has done it again.
Frank is the man and there is no one standing. I can not wait to see him and George Duke on the same stage. The world could not take it.

Kyle


pure genius.

tara

worth the wait
thanks frank for opening up the vault. if you dont have this cd please get it.

Nightrain

Soul-Jazz-Funk
The first thing that you notice about our friend Frank McComb's - "The 1995 Bootleg" is the album cover. It's stark white, except for Frank's name and a rather large black construction worker's boot. I suppose that there are several messages that could be taken from this sort of imagery, but for the purposes of this review, we will assume that it's refering to the fact that Frank is in fact "bootlegging" himself with this CD. Soul-Patrol has been a big fan of Frank McComb since his days with Buckshot LeFonque. In fact in many ways Frank McComb could rightly be called the "father of Neo Soul", since he was doing it long before that un godly marketing term ever came to our attention. "The 1995 Bootleg" contains music that Frank says was originally recorded for MoJazz and selling on the black market for as much as $50.00 per cd...unmixed, never mastered, no artwork and obviously as a CDR. So armed with that information, he decided to release it on his own.
After listening to this CD I really am at a loss to understand why Why it wasn't released by Motown back in 1995. This CD is slammin. Do you like Donny, Stevie, Herbie, CTI and Blue Note all rolled into one? If so, then you will dig this album. It's pretty much represents the type of first class consistent instrumental/vocal performance we have come to expect from Frank McComb. However there is one real surprise here when you get to track number
8 "Do You Remember Love?". This song sounds like the type of thing that might have resulted had Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson hooked up and
said: "lets go into the studio and make one slammin/mind blowing funk track & not tell anyone what we are doing".

JAMES DAY

THANK U 4 MAKING THIS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AVAILABLE...AT LAST!
Whether it's uncovered musical treasures (The 1995 Bootleg) or diamonds released from the vault (Straight From The Vault,) Frank Mccomb always proves that real music, FULL ALBUMS, worth listening to, REPEATEDLY...are still being made and HAVE BEEN! The Major Label Machine is broke and we will not receive music of this quality from them. In fact, his story proves it should NOT be fixed...WHY? When we can get CD's like this from Independent artists like Frank? It is not the responsibility of True Music Fans OR Artists to support all these A&R people and Major Record Label Staff, just so they can filter out great music in exchange for Jeans commercials & Soda Pop jingles. The revolution has begun! I believe Frank Mccomb's 1995 BOOTLEG is the perfect tribute to Indie Artists & Labels and those that support them. It is a CELEBRATION of Great Music & Independence. Oh, and of course, a darn good record to boot! (pun intended :-)

Andrea


Finally! Frank has once again opened his vault to share some of his gems. This long awaited release was well worth the wait, but only makes me wonder "how much better can it get?" Hurry..........pick this up, spread the word and be a part of the REAL MUSIC revolution!!

Steve Wilson


I just love this guys music.

1995!!! wow this is still so fresh today. Frank McComb is a world class artist.

Its about time the world took note and looked him up. Its good.

astrid sandsdalen

beautiful
i have a radioshow here in norway
i can`t wait 2 spread this beautiful,sweet music w\soul song by a man that has it all!!! wish u all the best - thank u for spreading all this love
luv, astrid
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