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Film Review

The Blues of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Read "The Blues of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Blues of Clarence “Gatemouth" Brown Storyville Films Blues Legends 2007

What a DVD of a 1984 Clarence “Gatemouth Brown concert proves is how timeless, ageless, and transcendent both this artist and his craft are. Brown's final recordings, mere months before his death from lung cancer in September 2005, sound no less fresh, vital, and beyond categorization than the music of this performance of more than twenty years ago.

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Album Review

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: Back to Bogalusa

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Why Clarence “Gatemouth" Brown is a National Treasure.

Louisiana born, Texas bred Clarence “Gatemouth" Brown is a trans-genre, journeyman, multi-instrumentalist Renaissance man. Equally at home with Texas Blues, Cajun Zydeco, Western Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Country and Western, and Jazz, Brown spread his influence around generously. In this respect, one could see him as a rural Ray Charles. Brown is every bit the National Treasure that Charles is for no other reason than he, like Charles, possesses a fearlessly inquisitive ...


Album Review

Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Gate Swings

Read "Gate Swings" reviewed by Karen Angela Moore

Clarence Gatemouth Brown is a musical icon. A modern day authority - who lived and grew up during the birth of most of what is being studied, milked and copied today. Although he's most revered by the blues folks, Gatemouth's musical chops are strong in many directions, because he's lived it. From the first cut on this album - Gate's own “Midnite Hour" - you know what a treat you're in for. A guitar tone that swings and sings over ...


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