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#14 in 1959
|Frankie Ford was born on August 4, 1939 in Gretna, Louisiana,
the adopted son of Vincent and Anna Guzzo. Ford's only Top 20 hit was
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. Frankie
still lives in New Orleans. Frankie Ford passed away in his home in
Gretna, Louisana, on September 28, 2015, after a long illness. He was 76
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