Frank Minion

Frank Minion was born January 3, 1929 in Baltimore. He attended that city’s schools until the Army called him to its ranks. Just for kicks he began singing with a group of fellow MPs, and rather rapidly wound up being a member of the 15th Army Band. Because of his showing great promise, the Army was responsible for his entrance to the University of Minnesota, where he was a math-major and, of course, a music student. Upon leaving school at the age of 19, he returned home, where he joined the Lou Bennett Quartet, which at the time was one of the East Coast’s finest groups. Working with Bennett proved to be an interesting and invaluable training period for him, and resulted in his first recording, for Apollo Records in 1954—a 78 rpm disk, with a bop styled reading of two well known standards: How High the Moon, and Sweet Lorraine.

In the following years he gravitated towards rhythm and...

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Frank Minion Albums

1 record