Standing at the Crossroads
This marks Frankie Lee's 5th CD (and 2nd on Blues Express), and brings him full circle in several ways by reuniting him with producer-songwriter Dennis Walker, who was the co-producer of Frankie's "The Ladies & the Babies" 21 years back. Lee Spath, the drummer on that album, is also featured on the new release as is Richard Cousins on bass and Jim Pugh. Dennis Walker penned most of the tunes, some in collaboration with Alan Mirikitani, whose inspired guitar work is heard throughout the album. Few singers have dared to mix blues and gospel songs together on the same album, but Frankie has no problem with it. "The feeling is the same, the story's the same, just the lyrics change", he states. Frankie Lee was just nominated as Bay area Blues Vocalist of the year.