F R A N K   C H R I S T I A N
Frank Christian  discography
born October 19, 1952, died December 24, 2012 --- R.I.P.

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Frank Christian LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11982Somebody's Got To Do It

- Musician's Lament (Frank Christian)
- Nancy Reynard (Frank Christian)
- All Night Long (Frank Christian)
- Drops From The Faucet (Frank Christian)
- Love Burlesque (Frank Christian)

- Introduction To Where Were You Last Night
- Where Were You Last Night (Frank Christian)
- Song For Autumn (Frank Christian)
- Big-time Bob (Frank Christian)
- Rondo: Rumor For A Roscian Romance (Frank Christian)
- Memphis Blade (Frank Christian)

rec. at Studio 198, Newerk, NJ; Frank Christian, voc, g; Bill Ferns, hca; Jeff Hardy, ac b; Jeff Berman, dr. vibes, washb
album photos by Brian Rose
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Great Divide GDSR 1764

re-released 1992 on CD
Gazell GPCD 2009 "Where
Were You Last Night
"

21985Song Project in Rome

- Three Strangers
- Goodnight
- Where Were You Last Night
- Vacation
- Yonder Mountain
- Another Time And Place
- House Of Water
- Spotlight
- Montchanin
- All You Can Do
- A Saylor Prayer

Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Intondi, Martha Hogen, and Frank Christian
notes by Dave van Ronk
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Folkstudio FK 5019 (It)

Folkstudio
Roma Via G Sacchi 3
Tel. 06/5892374-314150
Folkstudio founder & owner
Giancarlo Cesaroni
January 1998

31992Where Were You Last Night

- All Night Long (Frank Christian)
- Song For Autumn (Frank Christian)
- Introduction To Where Were You Last Night
- Where Were You Last Night (Frank Christian)
- Big-time Bob (Frank Christian)
- Memphis Blade (Frank Christian)
- Drops From The Faucet (Frank Christian)
- Love Burlesque (Frank Christian)
- Rondo: Rumor For A Roscian Romance (Frank Christian)
- Nancy Reynard (Frank Christian)
- Musician's Lament (Frank Christian)
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Gazell GPCD 2009
liner notes: Dave van Ronk

re-release of 1982 LP
"Somebody's Got To Do It"

41995From My Hands

- Three Flights Up (Frank Christian)
- From My Hands (Frank Christian)
- Look At The Stars (Frank Christian)
- Snow Angel (Frank Christian)
- Lock And Key (Frank Christian)
- Two Wheels In The Rain (Frank Christian)
- Brother Can You Spare a Dime? (Jay Gorney/ E.Y. Harburg)
- Night Time (Frank Christian)
- Separate Solitude (Frank Christian)
- Apologies (Frank Christian)
- Turning Of The Screw (Frank Christian)
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Palmetto CD PM-2011
51996Mister So And So

- Gary's Blues (Frank Christian)
- Smile And Show Some Skin (Frank Christian)
- Did She Mention My Name (Gordon Lightfoot)
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (Traditional/John Duffey)
- No Regrets (Rush)
- Mississippi Blues (Willie Brown)
- Can't You Believe Me (Frank Christian)
- Champagne On The Roof (Frank Christian)
- Makin' Whoopee (Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
- Port of Amsterdam (Jaques Brel)
- Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
- Time Takes A Twist (Frank Christian)
- Banquo's Holiday (Frank Christian)
- Sugar Babe (Mance Lipscomb)
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Palmetto CD PM-2021

 

Anthologies / Compilations / Samplers
containing songs performed by Frank Christian
#year
of release
title / songs performed by Frank Christianlabel # / notes
11982 February 1982

- Where Were You Last Night?

CooP SE 101

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

21982The Political Song Revisited
May 1982

- Unemployment Rag

CooP SE 104

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

31982Live at The SpeakEasy
September 1982

- Champions at Keepin' 'em Rollin' (Alman / Christian)

CooP SE 108

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

41984Live at the Bottom Line
January 1984 / April 1984

- Unemployment Rag

Fast Folk FF 104

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

51985 January 1985

- Gary's Blues

Fast Folk FF 201

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

61988An Evening in Greenwich Village
April 1988

- From My Hands

Fast Folk FF 404

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

71988Sixth Anniversary Issue
Fall 1988

- Three Flights Up

Fast Folk FF 405/406

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

81990The Greenwich Village Folk Festival 1989-90

- All Nite Long
Recorded live on October 1,
1989 and October 21, 1990
at the Eisner And Lubin
Auditorium of New York
University, New York City.

Gadfly 222

reissued as CD Gadfly 100591
Oct 1994

91991When October Goes
Autumn Love Songs

- Where Were You Last Night

Philo CD PH 1143
101992Shut Up and Sing the Song - The Songwriter's Exchange 1992

- Places You Will Go (Baumann / Christian)

Fast Folk FF 601

Fast Folk discography

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111992Mike Porco - In Memoriam
June 1992

- Dancin' In The Kitchen (A Children's Song)

Fast Folk FF 602

Fast Folk discography

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121992Tenth Anniversary Fast Folk Revue Part 2 - Live at the Bottom Line
October 1992

- On Two Wheels, In The Rain

Fast Folk FF 604

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

131992Songs from the Garden State
November 1992

- Oscar (Baumann / Christian)

Fast Folk FF 607

Fast Folk discography

order at Smithsonian Folkways

141994Christine Lavin Presents
Follow That Road

- From My Hands
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Rounder / Philo CD 1164
151997Big League Babe

The Christine Lavin Tribute Album, Vol. 1


- The Amoeba Hop
  (Dave Van Ronk / Frank Christian)

Prime CD 37
161997Palmetto Records Sampler

- Three Flights Up

Palmetto CD PM-2017
171998What's That I Hear - The Songs Of Phil Ochs

disc 1:
Magpie - Power And The Glory (3:06)
David Buskin - Boy In Ohio (5:01)
Sammy Walker - Jim Dean Of Indiana (5:40)
Agnelli - Rave And The Charmers - Chords Of Fame (3:49)
Peter Yarrow - There But For Fortune (4:12)
Iain Matthews - Flower Lady (4:58)
Arlo Guthrie - I Ain't Marching Anymore (2:42)
Sonia Rutstein - Is There Anybody Here? (4:04)
Tom Paxton - Draft Dodger Rag (2:53)
Nancy Tucker - Changes (4:53)
The Roches - The Bells (2:45)
Rod MacDonald - Pleasures Of The Harbor (5:27)
Greg Greenway - Tape From California (6:36)
John Wesley Harding - Another Age (3:58)
Eric Andersen - When I'm Gone (5:45)

disc 2:
Kim & Reggie Harris - What's That I Hear (3:12)
Pat Humphries - Hands (5:43)
John Gorka - Bracero (4:20)
Sid Griffin, Billy Bragg - Sailors And Soldiers (3:58)
Steve Gillette, Cindy Mangsen - The Highwayman (6:01)

Megon McDonough, Christine Lavin, Frank Christian - Gas Station Women (3:08)
Dave Van Ronk - Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends (3:31)
David Massengill - Crucifixion (8:18)
Katy Moffatt - Here's To The State Of Mississippi (7:11)
Kim & Reggie Harris, Magpie - Freedom Riders (3:27)
Anne Hills - Iron Lady (5:00)
Rex Fowler - There But For Fortune (4:08)
Karen Savoca - No More Songs (3:37)


compiled by Gene Shay
2 CD set; notes by
Michael Schumacher
& David Cohen



Sliced Bread CD 71176

 

(Guest) Appearances on other Artist's recordings
#year
of release
artist / title / instrument(s) played by Frank Christianlabel # / notes
11983Tom Intondi: House Of Water

- Shoulder To The Wheel
- Who Comes Marchin'?
- Twisting In The Wind
- High Times

- Dance With Me
- House Of Water
- You Call Me Home
- Take Me To The Water
- Then God Will Dance

Tom Intondi, voc, acoustic g; Frank Christian, electric g, acoustic g; Mark Dann, b, electric g, twelve string acoustic g; Dan Hickey, dr; Bernie Shanahan, keyb, harmony voc; Bill Bachmann, electric g, harmony voc; Jeff Hardy, upright b; Chuck Hancock, sax; Tom Terreri, cello; Martha P. Hogan, harmony voc; Helen Arrott, eschatological bombast; George Gerdes, eschatological bombast; David Massengill, eschatological bombast; All songs written by Tom Intondi and Frank Rossi


City Dancer Records Ti2001
1a1985Suzanne Vega
Guitar

A&M 5072
= A&M CD 75021-5072-2
21986Marti Jones
Match Game

guitar
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A&M 5138
31986Christine Lavin
Beau Woes (and Other Problems of Modern Life)

guitar

Philo PH-1107
41986The Smithereens
Especially for You

guitar

Capitol 73208
51987Suzanne Vega
Solitude Standing

Guitar

A&M 5136
= A&M CD 75021-5136-2
61987John Gorka
I Know

Guitar

Red House 18
71990Pierce Turner
It's Only a Long Way Across

guitar

Beggars Banquet 6698-2-H
= RCA 6698
81992Jeffrey Gaines
guitar

Chrysalis 21840
91993Nancy Griffith
Other Voices, Other Rooms

guitar

Elektra 61464
101994Nancy Griffith
Flyer

guitar

Elektra 61681
111994Dave van Ronk
To All My Friends In Far-Flung Places


- Subterranean Homesick Blues
- Where Were You Last Night (Frank Christian)
- Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear
- Ramblin' Boy
- My Name Joe
- Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends
- Entering Marion
- The Drinking Song
- Amoeba Hop
- Things
- Stone Sober Blues
- Joshua Gone Barbados
- Soon My Work Will All Be Done
- To All My Friends In Far Flung Places
- Wrap The World Around Your Finger
- Jersey Girl
- Punky's Dilemma
- I'm Hip
- Harbour Of Love
- Awful Kind Of Blues
- Why The Blues Don't Worry Me
- A Sailor's Prayer
- Many A Mile
- Four Strong Winds
- The Simple Things We Said (Los Choses Los Plus Simple)
- Song To A Seagull
- Heart On The Run
- To All My Friends In Far Flung Places (Reprise)
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Gazell GPCD 2011/12

Dave van Ronk
discography

121995Christine Lavin
Please Don't Make Me Too Happy

guitar

Shanachie 8016
131997Christine Lavin
Shining My Flashlight on the Moon

guitar

Shanachie 8024
141997Jeremy Wallace
My Lucky Day

guitar, producer
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Palmetto CD PM 2033
151998Nancy Griffith
Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful)

guitar

Elektra 62235
161998Gove Scrivenor
Shine On

guitar

Compas 4254
171998
5 CDs
Jack Hardy
Collected Works, Vol. 1: 1965-1983

guitar

1-800-Prime 49
181999Nancy Griffith
The Dust Bowl Symphony

guitar

Elektra 62418
 

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