Track

Clarence Gatemouth Brown

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: April 18, 1924 | Died: September, 2005    

Clarence Gatemouth Brown

A true musician's musician, Clarence Gatemouth Brown mastered the guitar, fiddle, drums, viola, harmonica, piano, mandolin and bass. Gatemouth's smooth blend of Texas style swing with Jazz, Country and Cajun music has altered the definition of the Blues. His versatility singles him out as an architect of modern Blues sounds. Although primarily known as a rhythm & blues artist, Brown's music truly defied any simple description. Influenced by big bands and horn players, his work on the guitar and fiddle exhibited the music he grew up hearing along the Gulf Coast.

Brown was born in Vinton, Louisiana, and raised not far from the Gulf Coast in Orange, Texas. He learned guitar and fiddle from his father who played and sang the tunes of the region, including French traditional songs and even German polkas. He reminds us that: “Everybody played music in those days.”...
read more

Source: James Nadal

DVD/Video/Film Reviews

The Blues of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

CD/LP/Track Review

Back to Bogalusa by C. Michael Bailey

Gate Swings by Karen Angela Moore

More articles about

Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.

No videos available. Add a video now.

Watch More Videos

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 461 Views: 15,700 Fans: 1
Featured recording “Allright Again”

Allright Again
Alligator Records (1982)

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how