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Jackson C. Frank
This review could be cut down to about half the size with less background information.  Although interesting, some of it is just not necessary to appreciate the album.
Note from Jason: I agree actually.  My only excuse is that I'm a history teacher and I just think it helps to understand each artist's background to fully acknowledge where they are coming from in their work.   
I agree with the incredible sadness of "Blues Run The Game". This is obviously a moving song as it is covered by artists such as Counting Crows, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, and Nick Drake.
I disagree with your take on "Kimbie".  It is repetitive and boring, although tolerable.  It's definitely not one of the better songs on the album.
"Yellow Walls" has decent lyrics and a different sound, but it is a little dated and hard to enjoy.
"Here Come the Blues" is definitely one of the best songs on the album.  I do agree with your point of wishing it would never end.
"Milk and Honey" is another one of the best songs on the album.  There is just something about it that makes me play it over and over. "Autumn's leaving, and winter's coming/ I think that I'll be moving on/ I've got to leave her and find another/ I've got to sing my heart's true song"...good stuff.
"My Name is Carnival" is the best song. Whether or not it's Frank's favorite, it is definitely mine.
The "killer" final line in "You Never Wanted Me" is "You never wanted me babe and now I feel the same"...I agree.
I don't feel the same way about "Marlene" and "Marcy's Song".  "Marcy's Song" is almost annoying, and "Marlene" is not bad, but also not the desperate, moving song you have it made out to be.
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