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Frank Bey was born on January 17, 1946, in Millen, Georgia, located 42 miles south of Augusta. He was the seventh of gospel singer Maggie Jordan's 12 children. He began singing in church at age 4 with the Rising Son Gospel Singers, a group that included his older brother Robert and two female cousins. They soon had radio programs of their own on two stations in the Augusta area. He also sang with his mother, often at local concerts with such gospel stars as the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Harmonizing Four, Soul Stirrers, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. At 14, Frank began singing with Robert Sharpe and the Untouchables, a local R&B band. He had to sneak out of the house to do it because his mother didn't approve of secular music.

At 17, he moved to Philadelphia to work as a driver for his friend Gene Lawson, Otis Redding's advance publicity man. Redding often rode in the backseat, and on occasion, when one of Redding's opening acts didn't show up on time, Frank was asked to open.

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Later in the '60s, Bey led a racially integrated band called Modern Mixes that performed throughout the eastern regions of Canada and the United States. From 1973 to '77, he was a featured vocalist with Moorish Vanguard, a large soul band that recorded one single for Polydor but broke up due to dissention within the group over a dispute with the label and James Brown, who claimed producer's credit. Bey's band mates stranded him in Florida and left him so devastated that he stopped singing for 17 years. He returned to Philadelphia, where he became a building contractor and opened a seafood restaurant and bar. He eventually resumed performing at the restaurant and later at Warm Daddy's, the Philadelphia club at which Noel Hayes first encountered him in 1999. Bey had recorded his first CD, Steppin' Out on his own Magg label, in 1996, but ill health prevented him from properly promoting it. The singer spent over four years on kidney dialysis before receiving a transplant. Though weakened, Bey never stopped performing throughout the ordeal. He recorded his second CD, Blues in the Pocket for Jeffhouse Records in Philadelphia. A year later KPOO radio host, Noel Hayes first brought him to San Francisco to work with Anthony Paule and his band. He's now working on the east coast with his "East Coast Band."

Discography

Frank released his first CD, “Steppin Out” in 1998. It sold very well. It showcased Frank’s ability to perform multiple blues styles, including swing, standard slow blues, delta, country, and folk.

Frank Bey is a natural at crowd-pleasing. Audiences are always left chanting for more. His rich and exquisite style is presented with such feeling that each member of the audience can relate Frank's song to his or her own experiences.

Frank takes his audience on a trip down memory lane. They cannot help but “Turn back the hands of Time.” His repertoire includes Blues and R&B Classics such as “Down Home Blues”, “The Blues is All Right”, “Tore Down”, “Ain’t That Loving’ You”, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”, and “A Change is Gonna Come”.

 

Bey-Paule_BandBlues-in-the-PocketSoul for your BluesEveryday Will be like a HolidayFrank & AnthonySteppin' Out

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Schedule

June 10, Grace Baptist Church, starting Time 2:00 PM
June 12, CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 3:00 PM & 4:30 PM
June 22, Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA (TBA)
June 24, Bisquets & Blues, San Francisco, 7:30 & 10:00 PM
July 13, Tremblant Blues Festival, Tremblant, Canada (TBA)
July 16, CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May, 3:00 & 5:00 PM
August 20, CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, 429 Beach Avenue, Cape May, 3:00 & 5:00 PM
August 30, Natalie, Cape May, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Oct 20-28th, Legendary International Blues Cruise, Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba (with stops)

 

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MAG RECORDS, INC.
P.O. Box 44319
Philadelphia, PA  19144

 

frankbey@frankbeymusic.com

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