Wikipedia : This day (September 18, 1944), in La Jolla, California, is born Michael Franks, a soft jazz singer.
Michael Franks : 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.
@Facebook : With 20 albums to his credit, along with a number of major hits, Michael’s gentle songs have topped jazz charts and delighted listeners for years. His newest album is Time Together, which was released in June, 2011.
@last.fm : He never studied music in college or later, but earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in comparative literature in 1966 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1968. He had a teaching assistantship in a Ph.D. program in American literature at the University of Montreal before returning to teach part-time at UCLA.
Audio : Barefoot On The Beach . Popsicle Toes . Never Satisfied . The Lady Wants to Know . When You Smiled At Me . Eggplant . Under the Sun . When The Cookie Jar Is Empty . Heart Like An Open Book . Down in Brazil .
Video : Your Secret’S Safe With Me (1991) . Monkey See Monkey Do (2010) . w/ Reunion – Under The Sun (2007) . Documentary (2006) . Antonio’s Song(1993) . w/ Veronica Nunn – When I Give My Love To You (1991) . Rainy Night In Tokyo (1986) .