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Frankie Ford

He is the adopted son of Vincent and Anna Guzzo, who named him Francis Guzzo. He was born in Gretna, Louisiana, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, where he still lives. Ford had a Top 20 hit in 1959 with "Sea Cruise" (b/w "Roberta"), sung to a previously recorded Huey "Piano" Smith backing track, released on Ace Records. The record sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status.

He was known as the "New Orleans Dynamo", and still spends about 200 days a year on the road.


Frankie Ford (born August 4, 1939) is an American rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer.

Frankie Ford reigning as king of the Krewe du Vieux, 2009

He is the adopted son of Vincent and Anna Guzzo. He was born in Gretna, Louisiana, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, where he still lives. Ford had a Top 20 hit with "Sea Cruise", sung to a previously recorded Huey "Piano" Smith backing track, released on Ace Records.

He is known all over the world as the "New Orleans Dynamo", and spends about 200 days a year on the road. Nevertheless, Ford remains a one-hit wonder.

 

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