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Henry Franklin

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Henry Franklin

Henry Franklin has been played on NTS shows including Carolina Soul, with Blue Lights first played on 19 September 2016.

Born October 1st, 1940, Henry Franklin is a native of Los Angeles whose earliest memories of jazz were through his father, Sammy Franklin, a renowned trumpeter and bandleader.

As a child, Henry was encouraged to take music seriously and with that he understood its emotional power. Though he would take to the clarinet, piano and tap dancing early, it wasn't until the day he picked up the bass that music began to define him. So began Henry's life-long love affair with music.

"It just felt natural," he…

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Blue Lights
Henry Franklin
Black Jazz Records1974
Blue Lights
Henry FranklinBlack Jazz Records1974
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Cosmos Dwellers
Henry Franklin
Catalyst Records1977
Cosmos Dwellers
Henry FranklinCatalyst Records1977
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Venus Fly Trap
Henry Franklin
Black Jazz Records1974
Venus Fly Trap
Henry FranklinBlack Jazz Records1974
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Beauty And The Electric Tub
Henry Franklin
Black Jazz Records1972
Beauty And The Electric Tub
Henry FranklinBlack Jazz Records1972
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The Skipper
Henry Franklin
Black Jazz Records1972
The Skipper
Henry FranklinBlack Jazz Records1972
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Soft Spirit
Henry Franklin
Black Jazz Records1974
Soft Spirit
Henry FranklinBlack Jazz Records1974
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