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Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

American musician

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

American musician
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birthday
18th
April, 1924
Death
10th
September, 2005
Birth Sign
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Biography

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas known for his work as a blues musician, as well as other styles of music. He spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles. His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock music, folk music, electric blues, and Texas blues.
He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, who played an array of musical instruments, including the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and drums. He won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1983 for his album, Alright Again!. He is regarded as one of the most influential exponents of blues fiddle and has had enormous influence in American fiddle circles.
Brown’s biggest musical influences were Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, and Count Basie. His highly original guitar style influenced many blues and rock guitarists, including Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, and Johnny “Guitar” Watson.

instruments played
drums
Guitar
Harmonica
mandolin
Piano
viola
violin
Vocals
Also Known As

Gatemouth, Gate

Associated Acts

Gate's Express (Harold Floyd, David Peters, Joe Krown, Eric Demmer & Lloyd Herrman on drums), Los Super Seven, Bill Samuel, Roy Clark, Airto, Tony Garnier, Garland Craft, Jim Keltner, Joe Sunseri & the Memphis Horns

Birth Name

Clarence Brown Jr.

Genres

Blues, swing, country, Cajun, R&B, rock, folk music, electric blues, Texas blues

Labels

Aladdin, Peacock, Cindrella Records, Black & Blue, Barclay, Music Is Medicine, Rounder, Alligator, Verve, Occidental Records

Years Active

1947 2005

Name

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Nationality

United States of America

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