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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: September 18, 1944

Over the languorous course of 33 years and 16 albums, Michael Franks has mesmerized an international legion of fans with his one-of-a-kind artistry. Seamlessly weaving lyrics of stunning sensuality, wit, reflection and literary eloquence over music that tastefully utilizes top shelf shadings of jazz, soul, pop, chamber and music from around the globe, Michael Franks the songwriter has set a bar in the music world that places him as nothing less than a statesman of song craft. His best known works include “Popsicle Toes,” “Monkey See-Monkey Do,” “The Lady Wants To Know,” “When the Cookie Jar is Empty,” “Tiger in the Rain,” “Rainy Night in Tokyo” and “Tell Me All About It” (covered by artists ranging from Diana Krall and Natalie Cole to Manhattan Transfer and the Carpenters). As if that weren't enough, Michael Franks the singer is gifted with a gentle, deliciously expressive voice - identifiable from note one....
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Featured recording “Rendezvous in Rio”

Rendezvous in Rio

KOCH Records
2006
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    Original Album Series

    Creative Sources
    2012
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    Time Together

    Creative Sources
    2011
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    Born With The Moon In Virgo

    Creative Sources
    2010
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    Rendezvous In Rio

    Creative Sources
    2006
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    Anthology: The Art of Love

    Rhino Records
    2003
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    Watching The Snow

    Creative Sources
    2003
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    Barefoot On The Beach

    Creative Sources
    1999
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