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Frankie Lee Frankie Lee

Lee was born April 29, 1941, in rural Mart, TX. He began recording in 1963 with Don Robey's Duke/Peacock label out of Houston. He recorded three singles that attracted regional attention: "Full Time Lover," "Taxi Blues" and "Hello, Mr. Blues." Soon Ike Turner invited him to join the Ike & Tina Turner Revue road show. Lee then began working with Albert Collins and sang with his band from 1965-1968.

By 1971, Lee was in Los Angeles, working with his cousin Johnny "Guitar" Watson recording for Elka Records, with Watson producing. In 1973, Frankie moved to Oakland, the West Coast home of the blues. In the late 70's, a young guitarist by the name of Robert Cray played in Frankie's back-up band. In the early 80s Lee landed a contract with Hightone Records and recorded his debut album in 1984. Frankie Lee relocated to New York in 1988 where he performed regularly at clubs such as the Ritz, the Lone Star, and Tramps, and worked in similar clubs from Boston to Florida. Lee was signed to record for the Flying Fish label in 1992, released an album with Doug Newby & the Bluzblasters. An album for Blind Pig was released in 1994 followed by an outing on Blues Express in 1999.

Album Discography

Frankie Lee Ladies And The Babies "The Ladies And The Babies" (HMG 1984)

1. Ladies and the Babies, The
2. Woman Don't Live Here No More
3. Lu Ann
4. Face It
5. Stoned, Cold, & Blue
6. Nasty Stuff
7. Don't Make Me Go Home
8. My First Million Tears
9. It's Cold Out Here
10. Steppin' in the Shoes of a Fool

Doug Newby & Frankie Lee & The Bluzblasters "Sooner Or Later" (Flying Fish 1992) Doug Newby & Frankie Lee & The Bluzblasters "Sooner Or Later" (Flying Fish 1992)

1. Leave My Woman Alone
2. Full-Time Lover
3. What You Gonna Do?
4. Face It
5. Don't Lie
6. Taxi Blues
7. Sooner or Later
8. Before You Criticize Me
9. Can't Take No More
10. Cold Out Here
11. Doug's Stomp

Frankie Lee Going Back Home "Going Back Home" (Blind Pig 1994)

1. Finders Keepers
2. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
3. One Stone at a Time
4. What's the Matter Baby
5. Don't Make Me Cry
6. Got to Keep on Movin'
7. Let the Good Times Roll
8. Love You Save Today, The
9. Ain't That Peculiar
10. Rock My Soul
11. Goin' Back Home
12. Party Down

Frankie Lee - Here I Go Again"Here I Go Again" (Blues Express 1999 & 2001)

 1. I Really Love You
2. Don't Let My Baby Ride
3. Here I Go Again
4. Playin' With My Friends
5. Open The Door
6. Whole Lotta Nothin'
7. Smokestack Lightnin'
8. Can I Walk You To Your Car
9. Crossroads
10. Cry Me A River
11. The Snake
12. Rock My Soul

Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee "African Wind" (Northern Blues 2004) Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee "African Wind" (Northern Blues 2004)

1. Missing
2. Mean Woman Blues
3. Love A Woman's Soul
4. Tell Me Mama
5. African Wind
6. The Groit Man
7. Got No Lifeline
8. Black Hanna
9. Cut With Dynamite
10. Kidnapped By The Blues
11. Texas Son
12. Who's Playing Who
13. Lonesome Road
14. True Love
15. Cane Flute Soul

Frankie Lee "Standing At The Crossroads" (Blues Express) "Standing At The Crossroads" (Blues Express 2006) LISTEN

1. I Wish I Had a Dime
2. High Horse
3. I Need Lots of Love
4. Prayer for Peace
5. Where You Been All My Life
6. Better Than That
7. Let's Think Twice
8. Mary Don't You Weep
9. Standing at the Crossroads
10. How Far Can You Fall
11. Think What It's Doing to Me
12. I Really Got the Blues
13. I Ain't Ever Had the Blues (Like This Before)

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