Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
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Though often considered a bluesman, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's creative reach extends far beyond any one genre. For over 50 years, his freewheeling sound has mixed jazz and country influences, along with Southwestern-style blues, into a hard-to-classify but easy-to-love style. Texas Swing is an extra-generous helping of Brown's music from two of his best 1980s albums, the Grammy-winning Alright Again! and One More Mile. He lays down lead guitar lines with effortless finesse, shining especially on "Alligator Boogaloo" and "Frosty." His down-home fiddle playing sizzles on "Song for Renee," and his gravelly vocals add grit to "Stranded." From big-band numbers ("Information Blues") to funky Louisiana-style tunes ("Sunrise Cajun Style") and crisp-cut blues ("One More Mile"), Brown leads his group with spark and spirit. His horn section -most notably sax player Bill Samuels - provides tight and snappy embellishment. Whether he's sounding rootsy or refined, Brown gets down in style on Texas Swing.
I had the pleasure of seeing Gatemouth perform at the Stanhope House in 1992. He was awesome! I reccomend this CD 110% You will not be dissappointed! Gatemouth Rocks!
I lost all my songs the first time I down loaded. I saw "Gatemouth" on cable, singing familiar song. I knew who it was. All excited, how could forget I had this cd before. Re- down loaded, paid again for this same cd. Good, up beat tunes!! :)
Born: April 18, 1924 in Vinton, LA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
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