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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924 - September 10, 2005) was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "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, electric blues, and Texas blues.

He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, who played an array of musical instruments such as guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola as well as 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 two biggest musical influences were Louis Jordan and T-Bone Walker.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1987 Texas Swing 1
1988 Cold Storage 1
1999 American Music, Texas Style 1
2001 Back to Bogalusa 1
Alright Again! 1
Blackjack 1
Gate's on the Heat 1
Long Way Home 1
No Looking Back 1
One More Mile 1
Real Life 1
The Blues Ain't Nothing 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 The Blues Collection 35: Just Got Lucky Compilation 1
2001 Definitive Black and Blue Sessions Compilation 1
2006 Down South in the Bayou Country Compilation 1
2009 Flippin' out: Essential Recordings Compilation 1
Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological "Gatemouth" Brown 1952-1954 Compilation 1
Just Got Lucky Compilation 1
Pressure Cooker Compilation 1
San Antonio Ballbuster Compilation 1
The Original Peacock Recordings Compilation 1
Timeless Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1953 Justice Blues / I Live My Life 1

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Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Standing My Ground 1
Clarence Gatemouth Brown 1
Cold Storage 1
Gate Swings 1
His First Recordings 1947-1951 1
Hot Times Tonight 1
Okie Dokie Stomp 1
The Man 1

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