Franky the Genius

Franky the Genius

 Peekskill, New York, USA
BandJazzLatin

"World Jazz" by a multilingual Poet, and Virtuoso Guitarist, capable of playing Bass, Chords, and Melody all at once. Franky the Genius composes in 7 languages and as a Guitarist is unrivaled. No Tricks, No Gimmicks. A tasteful mixture of Jazz, Funk, and Brazilian stylings in a one of a kind sound.

Biography

World Jazz is how the style of Franky the Genius is best described.
A tasteful mix of Jazz, Funk, and Brazilian styles by way of 7 different languages in which Franky composes.
Has played in Festivals in North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. And everything from Coffee Houses to Jazz Clubs to Theaters. The sophisticated harmonies in Franky's music are combined with a warm soulful approach that makes for a very unique sound as well as the Stunning guitar technique by which Franky plays Bass, Chords, and Melody all at THE SAME TIME. This is a technique that needs to be seen to believed and even then many listeners are still shocked to see one man playing all of those parts when they hear 3 more people playing than are present. It's ALL LIVE PURE FRANKY.

Lyrics

Também

Written By: Frank Gaskin (Franky the Genius)

(English and Portuguese)
I stopped to find some shade on the beach la no Rio de Janeiro
couldn't help myself from thinking of you
It seems to me me parece que não tem outra praia
no other sea or sky seems so blue
You buy a coconut with that stupid little umbrella put on one side
you sit and chill and now you're loving life
Os meus amigos eu aprecio a hospitalidade
quem pode esquecer da sua bondade
Também amizade,
Também generosidade
Também urbanidade
Também boa vontade

La Plage

Written By: Frank Gaskin (Franky the Genius)

(French and Arabic)
C'est un bon matin on ouvre les stores
se promenant à la plage on se tiens les mains encore
faut prendre le temps de vivre c'est tout à fait nécessaire
comme l'oiseaux que cherche sa liberté dans les aires
prenons congé pour changer l'atmosphère
C'était une belle journée
al hamdu lilallah
des fois on ne dit pas assez
mais toutes les louanges a Jah
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Cuspir

Written By: Frank Gaskin (Franky the Genius)

(Portuguese)
Você cuspiu pela janela
do seu carro não sabendo
se você esta molestando
outras pessoas la na rua
você não tinha pensado muito nisso
e me parece muito preocupado
você não é ruim somente você não pensou
você cuspiu pela janela do carro
Pela janela do carro
Pela janela do carro

Cooking with Gaskin

Written By: Frank Gaskin (Franky the Genius)

You make your coffee and take a drink
you're feeling real shaky and you're on the brink
of a breakdown of your nerves
you need a vacation and you really do deserve it
but you can't afford to get away
you finish the day and relax
you're cooking with gaskin
You're kicking smooth not wack or sick
just like a sundial don't move too quick
see you're keeping cool not getting miffed
no need to trip man or do a flip
now you're feeling good cause you've got a grip
no need for you to be some kind of lunatic
you're cooking with gaskin
The clock hand moves you hear it tick
you win your battles in little bits
with a jazzy groove that's sounding slick
if only it always could be like this
you're on the move see it ain't no trick
yeah you got it licked
you're cooking with gaskin

Tu Verras-1

Written By: Frank Gaskin (Franky the Genius)

Je suis venu chez toi seulment pour te voir
mais il me semble que tu ne voulais pas me parler
c'est quoi que je t'ai fais?

Tu peux venir vider ton cœur mon épaule est la pour ça
dis moi ce qu'il y a
c'est pas la fin du monde chérie
enfin raconte le moi
ça ira tu verras, tu verras, tu verras

si tu me fais confiance

Je peut facilement croire qu'on peut perdre l'espoir
assez souvent la vie semble vouloir se compliquer
je sais que tu le sais.

Tu peux venir vider ton cœur mon épaule est la pour ça
dis moi ce qu'il y a
c'est pas la fin du monde chérie
enfin raconte le moi
ça ira tu verras, tu verras, tu verras

s'il te plais fais confiance

Discography

1) Frank Gaskin Jazz Guitar: No Tricks No Gimmicks
2) I'm Just Such a Genius ( songs in English, French, and Portuguese.
3) Franky the Genius Solo.

Soon to be released. Franky the Genius: Smooth Funky Latin.