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Read "Clarence " reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Clarence “Gatemouth Brown (1924-2005) was a true musical Renaissance man, at ease playing in a variety of styles and contexts. Born in Vinton, Louisiana and reared in Orange, Texas, he acquired firsthand experience of the vernacular music of both regions. His overall style was greatly influenced by T-Bone Walker, including his use of quasi-big bands. But ...


American Music, Texas Style

Label: Blue Thumb Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Rock My Blues Away; Half Steppin


Article: Album Review

Clarence : American Music, Texas Style

Read "American Music, Texas Style" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

At the Gate. 1997 experienced the release of Gate Swings (Verve 314 537 617-2). This disc was a powerful disc by the then 72 year old Brown, brimming with genre-crushing jazz, blues, zydeco, pop...Oh Gosh, the whole apple pie. This has been Clarence Brown’s mantra: “the whole ball of wax”. Brown is joined by a BIG ...


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