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FRANKO "WASHBOARD" JACKSON MUSIC

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26th Annual Bunnyhop at Pandoras in Grayton Beach FL Easter Sunday 2015

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An incomplete list of bands Franko has played with in no particular order:

BAD OYSTER BAND: Don Levy, Kent Davis, Frank Cole

FLATLAND STRING BAND

NIGHTRIDERS

SUN SHINEY DAZE

WASHBOARD JACKSON AND THE HOT DAMN JUGBAND

JUGSUCKERS

LOS BLANCOS

WILIE AND THE WAHOOS

HUBBA HBBA

LANDREAUX MATICS

MARK GRISSOM (duet)

STEENOS

WACO RAMBLERS

FRANO AND FIENDS

DUCK PHAT

FLYING PALMETTO BROTHERS

STREET CORNER JIVE

POINT WASHINGTON STRING BAND

GOURMET JUGBAND

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR (1 night. changed everything)

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Onstage at the Clean Coast Festival 2010 in Destin FL organized as a result of the BP oilspill disaster.

HUBBA HUBBA doing "LET THE BIG DOG EAT" about another NWFlorida catastrophy, Hurricane Opal 1995.

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On stage with HUBBA HUBBA at Magnolia Fest in Live Oak Florida 2009

LIVE at the RED BAR

Recorded Feb 2011 on the 16th Anniversary of the Red Bar In Grayton Beach FL. HUBBA HUBBA has played that party since Oli Petit opened the doors.

Tracks:

1. B Movie Boxcar Blues

2. Crazy Bout My Baby

3. John the Conquor Root

4. Then She Got to Know Me

5. Body and Fender Man

6. Boogie Woogie UFO

7. Cry To Me

8. Jealous Kind

9. 300 Pounds 0f Heavenly Joy

10. Who's Foolin' Who / Hey Pocky-a-Way

11. I's Rather Drink Muddy Water

12. Smoke A Big Joint for Jesus

13. 29 Ways

14. Great Big Mama

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Onstage at the ITHACA FESTIVAL in NY.....what year is this?

On trombone; Dave Davies, On Banjo; Jonny Rosenblatt, On Guitar: Kerry Regan, and Gene Tighe on Guitar. Washboard Jackson is back there. Don't remember the fellow on guitar on the far left.

The guitar picker with his hat on backwards in the middle of this jugband has written a song about Washboard Jackson. Kerry Regan, long time member of a band that goes back a long time, says that it cannot be performed until Franko is present to do his part. He has, however provided us with an mp3 so Franko can work out the arm fart solo.

Kerry Regan, composed, arranged and performs:

The Man Who Always Gets the Girl

Spoiler Alert: It's the man who plays the arm fart who always gets the girl.

Same Festival Backstage View

L-R. I don't recognize the fiddle player over there. But the fiddle player with the ball cap on is none other than Bruce Diamond. Next to him is Jonny Rosenblatt on mandolin and behind him Richy Rosenblatt on snare drums. Up front is Washboard Jackson in blue and Jim "Dr. Rhythm" Sherpa on washtub bass.

 

And then the legendary after parties at Shirley and Larry's go on for days. This is some, but by no means all, of the extended jugband family NY chapter. Their history is legendary. This group represents many bands and has collectively and individually made huge contributions to music in their communities.

I hope someone is writing it all down.

Whoever is in this picture, name yourselves..except Color Blind James of course. That's Shirley in the middle with her profile lighted

But, It's the Man Who Plays the Arm Farts........

Listen for yourself:

The Man Who Always Gets the Girl

 

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And here's something else you might like: 

WASHBOARD JACKSON'S GREATEST HITS

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TRACKS

1. DAMN YOU MABEL:   This is an original tune about an infamous pool table in an Okalahoma City bar.

2. MOBILE LINE:   Traditional Jugband tune

3. THAT WOMAN PUT THE MEGABYTE ON MY HARDDRIVE:   Original tune about modern problems of a washboard picker.

4. LET THE BIG DOG EAT:   Basd on a Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton song, Jackson wrote about Hurricane Opel and what happened in Grayton Beach FL

5. FLIP, FLOP, AND FLY:   Traditional Jugband

6. THIRTEEN QUESTION METHOD: Chuck Berry

7. SMOKE A BIG JOINT FOR JESUS:   Original tune about the 1979 Mardi Gras in New Olreans with the police were on strike. Social commentary.

8. CRAZY 'BOUT MY BABY: Snooky Prior

9. GREAT BIG MAMA:   Signature song about the woman who wore the panties that are HUBBA HUBBA's trademark. See them right behind Sam Bush?

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The big electric blues band HUBBA HUBBA has been performing along the gulf coast of north Florida for over 20 years.

Each of the members of the band play professionally with other groups, but once in awhile they get together for a butt shakin' dance party.

Here they are at Pier Park in Panama City Beach FL

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HUBBA HUBBA is Doug Dickerson, Duke Bardwell, Washboard Jackson, Bill Garrett, and Case Cooper

At the Red Bar in Grayton Beach FL with Sam Bush. The new drummer is John Reinlie who is also a washboard understudy :)

 

WASHBOARD JACKSON'S GREATEST HITS

Have a copy of your own. Call the Washboard Picker today 850-225-3024

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Don't be afraid to show us your ears!

EASTER SUNDAY

Pandora's in Grayton Beach

and bring your dancin shoes just to kick em off!

23nd Annual HUBBA HUBBA BunnyHop was too much fun again.

See you next year!

"23 Down, 23 to go" Brandon Montalto.

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