Monday, September 12, 2005

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, 1924-2005

Southern musical legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown died yesterday at the age of 81. He had been suffering from lung cancer, although the fact that he had recently been displaced from his current home in Lousiana due to the hurricane likely exacerbated his health problems. Never one to be pigeonholed, Brown was constantly seeking new sounds to explore: from jazz & country to zydeco & calypso. He had continued to work into his 80s, with recent albums and tours to his credit. "Gatemouth" went out where he came in, his hometown of Orange, Texas.

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown from The Blues Ain't Nothin' (1972, Black & Blue)-
The Blues Ain't Nothin' (MP3)


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