WRITER, PRODUCER, COMPOSER, BACKGROUND, AND NOW, "SOLO ARTIST"
FRANK McKINNEY is truly a man who loves to create, produce and perform great music. His talents consists of all the dimensions of the pioneering artist such as Bootsy Collins, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, Maze, Stanley Clark, and others helped in paving his own path in the music world. He has written three cds to his credit; they include his self named cd "Frank", his sophomore cd entitled, "Get 'em Up!", and his project called, "A Musical Journey" and Gotta Get My Groove on Tonight. Now he adds to his collection of music his latest CD entitled "I Can Make You Feel Good". His music is a variety of R&B, Funk, Southern Soul, Soul Blues, Hip-Hop, and Jazz - music for everyone's listening pleasure.
Frank began his musical career at a very early age in his hometown church and high school in the city of Albany Ga, playing in the local school band and the famous "Albany State College Marching Band." He also grew up playing in small local bands called, "Destiny" and "R.M.S." bands with his peers. He currently resides in Decatur Ga playing in and co-ownershiping with the others owners of the dynamic sounding band, "Heart 2 Heart" for over 27 years. In 1991 the group, "Heart 2 Heart" signed with Interscope Records. There they recorded their big hit single, "Judy's Booty". Frank has performed with some of the all time greats; Morris Day and the Time, S.O.S. Band, The Barkays, Con Funkshun, Brick, The Gap Band, Clarence Carter, Tyrone Davis, Millie Jackson, Zapp and Roger Troutman, and many others.
Frank has written and produced on over twenty cds. Cds such as; Pat Cooley, "Cougar" and her single , "Boy Toy and 3 songs on her, "Warm Hugs" cd; Bobbye "Doll" Johnson "Been There and Done That", maxi-single "Let The Doorknob Hit Ya!", "Rocking This Boat", and "All the Woman" cd; The Heart 2 Heart Band: "I Can Make You Feel Good", "Irresistible" and "Mind Your Business" cd; Ms Monique, "Soul Sessions", Master Blaster Horton, "Love Me Right", Lotsa Poppa, "Whip It On Me" cds. Frank has written on the Gospel scope for artist such as; Harold Daniels, "Eternity" and The Mighty Sons of Praise, "Jesus Lives" cd; just to named a few. Frank"s talent has been used to write and co-produce on cds like; Willie Clayton (The Little Gaint),"Classic Soul" the song called"Won't You Be My Lollipop?", Clarence Carter, "On Your Feet" cd the song called, "The Soup Song", and on his "One More Hit" cd songs called "Are You Ready For The Blues" and "A New Love". Also on Clarence Carter cd, "All Y'all Feeling All Right?" he co-produced on the songs, "Let's Do It Before We Get Sleepy", "I Like Your Touch" and "Put Up Or Shut Up!" and four songs for Kathy Hawkins an artist on Clarence Carter's label and finally to add to all this he has over 25 singles .
Frank has always been inspired by his strong love for God, his passion for music, and his love of spiritual revelations and positivity. Frank has written and produced on 18 albums from R&B to Southern Soul, blues, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop. He has to his credit a catalog that contains over 1,500 songs of all genres. He is a hard working individual with talent of superb limits. He is an all-around musician who plays lead guitar, tuba, piano, and is master of the bass guitar. Frank has been all over the United States and abroad playing his music, in such countries as; Japan, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, and Spain.
Frank's goal is to touch the world over with love, positivity, and sincerity. His music has already touched the hearts and souls of many, many homes.. His prayer for everyone is that, "God will bless and keep you all strong...."