P. O. Box
Eight Mile, AL
To all of
you who called, sent cards and letters, we thank you for your love and
support. It has sustained us and given us the strength to move
forward. On Tuesday, February 20, 2007, I not only lost a brother...I
lost my best friend. Peace and love.
Mendenhall and the family
Katrell Andrea Mendenhall
Currently a "Street
Team" reporter for Chicago's WMAQ
NBC5, Katrell has been a model, make-up artist and has lived and
traveled extensively across the US. She hosts the web-based
reality show, Chicagolicious. (More)
Wurst Act Records President/CEO
In 1998, Frank and I began
working together to put Wurst Act Record on the 'map'...so to
speak. After coordinating the bands in New Orleans, Mississippi
and Alabama to learn the music, I would book the jobs.
Frank had been in the music business for over 20 years and desperately
needed help. While I handled the business end at Wurst Act
records, he devoted is time to the music. This produced
the Hard Times album, his most potent CD. (More)
According to the
obituary published in the "Mobile Register" (
), the official date of Frank Mendenhall's death was
February 20, 2007
, or "Fat Tuesday," as one Mendenhall fan has reminded
me. Otherwise, the obit reveals few details of this unique
performer's remarkably unmemorialized life. He worked for the
Parks Department in the
area and he has a surviving daughter. (More)
In his review of the Hard Times CD for the Soul to Soul
magazine: "There are so many songs, the DJs will have
a 'hard time' choosing a track to play."
"Frank was one of a
kind - his music unique, his style fresh." (Audio
of remembrance from Cathe B and Nikki on 98.3.WDLT
AL. Download speed may vary.)
Hard times have rarely sounded as good as they do on Frank Mendenhall's newest album."
(6.4.02 - Article)
"I love his style.
He's done something phenomenal. He's blended reggae with the
blues. His gritty lyrical perspective is right on target.
Hard Times reflects what's going on in the world.
Frank has a great future. I think he's going to hit one, with this one."
Mayor of Mobile, AL
"Frank left behind an
extraordinary legacy and will be remembered for the influence
his music had on our community."
"I met Frank in Laurel, MS, during an outdoor Blues concert. We were
both performing that day, had arrived early and had time on our hands to
get to know each other.
We talked about the music business, traded music, phone numbers with each other and became good friends. That casual meeting sparked a good friendship."
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