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Clarence "Frogman" Henry (19th March Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:30 pm
by john poole
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - born 19th March, 1937 (Algiers, New Orleans)

performing his greatest hits - You Always Hurt The One You Love / (I Don't Know Why) But I Do / Ain't Got No Home for the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-_1ZISurPo

'Long Lost and Worried (1964 - audio only) - Mac Rebbenack song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFNPl1PySFc

Re: Clarence "Frogman" Henry (19th March Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:51 pm
by Chris P
in a pub with Chas n Dave in the 80s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVVFDL-o-ZI

nice range of a.d.s & 'fashions'

Re: Clarence "Frogman" Henry (19th March Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:33 pm
by Alan Balfour
Chris P wrote:in a pub with Chas n Dave in the 80s:
nice range of a.d.s & 'fashions'
Nice one. He was on tour here in 1983 to promote a new LP, a segment of which was with.....Canon & Ball. I kid you not. That raised some mirth and merriment with editors of blues magazines.

Re: Clarence "Frogman" Henry (19th March Birthday)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:30 pm
by will vine
Well - both of those connections, Chas and Dave and Cannon and Ball, make absolute sense. C & D's "Aint No Pleasing You" I always thought owed a little to Clarence's "But I Do." His influence is clear. A lot of humour comes through in the individual songs and live shows. One might almost evoke the words light entertainment and variety here. A deep love of Rock 'n Roll and R 'n B for sure but no pomposity about it at all - no intimations of cool. I'm sure Chas and Dave have shared a bill before with Jim Davidson and possibly with Cannon and Ball. Some people find it too uncomfortable and too uncool to touch but, in the way that Gram Parsons always wanted to get the hippies and the truck drivers (red necks) together, it ought to work well on occasions. Though I never found Cannon and Ball funny at all.

Re: Clarence "Frogman" Henry (19th March Birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:03 pm
by john poole
It's his 80th today.

'On Bended Knees' (1961) - one of several Bobby Charles' songs the Frogman recorded - Bobby Charles own version 'On Bended Knee' (one only) had been on the B-side of 'Later Alligator' in 1955
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu2TTYKtax8

'Think It Over' (1966) - named by Clarence as one of his favourites, credited on the record to Huey Meaux, but actually written by Jimmy Donley who had earlier recorded the song in 1962 - the year before he killed himself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W56e1J--rIQ
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =126422467

30 minute "oral history" with Clarence confirming his d.o.b. then talking about his life and folks he appeared with including Rush Limbaugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOYcekbHHiU&t=63s