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Brown started crossing boundaries -- both musical and geographical -- at a very young age. He was born in 1924 in Vinton, Louisiana and raised in Orange, Texas. He learned guitar and fiddle from his father, a strong multi-instrumentalist who taught his son to play Texas fiddle music, traditional French tunes and even polkas. Gate began his professional career at the age of 21 as a drummer in ... Read more in Amazon's Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 14, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hightone Records
  • ASIN: B0002RQ3AW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,550 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has had a distinguished career spanning more than a half-century (and he shows no sign of stopping). Although many regard him strictly as a bluesman, Brown is a multifaceted performer, with musical links and nods to blues, jazz, swing, country, old-time, and Cajun. The New York Times calls this multi-instrumentalist "…an American master." Over the years Brown has been a regular fixture on Houston television, and in the 1970s he recorded with country guitarist Roy Clark. His accolades include a 1982 Grammy, countless WC Handy awards, and the 1998 Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. His HighTone debut marks his arrival at the appropriate musical home, a label renowned for releasing music that combines and crosses genres.

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Eclectic octogenarian Brown glides through this personalized and primarily instrumental overview of American music classics in his usual fine fashion. Brown's blues base is never in doubt as he balances his jazz-guitarist and country-fiddler personas in a wide-ranging assortment of songs from the Duke Ellington standard "Satin Doll" to the country ballad "Tennessee Blues." An energetic, horn-powered rendition of Jay McShann's "Jumpin' the Blues" features some of Brown's jazziest guitar work while a creative reconfiguration of "Unchained Melody," complete with flute solos and gear-shifting change of tempo, is the recording's most intriguing idea. Brown contributes three of his own songs, including the vocal numbers "For Now So Long" and "The Drifter," but it's his jazzy renditions of songs like Fletcher Henderson's sublime "Soft Wind" and Joe Zawinul's funk-tinged "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" that best demonstrate his delightfully democratic musical universe. Timeless is by no means a deep blues recording, but it is a "Gatemouth" recording, one that expertly explores all hues of blues and quite a few other stylistic colors as well--a rare and valuable achievement. --Michael Point

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Capt Chuck on November 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
a great disc by Gate who does not like to be labled Blues. He proves again that he can make it all sound good. There are many styles on this disc,as Clarence is known for (including blues). Any one expecting just strait blues should do some home work on Clarence Brown before their purchas. all in all a strong disc with a few surprises.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. Hills on January 12, 2005
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Gatemouth delivers another fine CD. His band is excellent with Dan Matrazzo a standout. Perhaps Gatemouth's final gift while still alive, his "Unchained Melody" is superb. His take on "Satin Doll" shows the range of the man. It is too bad that the reviewer from Texas had no idea of the type of music Gatemouth plays; her loss. I'm sure fans of SRV are more than aware of Clarence Brown's music. The swansong of a gifted American treasure. Thanks for the music.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Reader on April 4, 2005
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This is another excellent CD by Brown. Some of the tracks are blues, others are merely "blusey," and some are outright jazz. And all are very good and enjoyable. The music itself could warrant 5 stars; but overall I give the CD "only" 4 stars (still a very high recommendation) because the sound-quality of the recording/engineering, though very high, is not the VERY best (by audiophile standards); and also because Brown's voice ain't what it used to be. A fun, enjoyable CD indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Tarr on September 14, 2005
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I enjoyed listening to this CD, but I don't think it's quite up to the standards set by some of his earlier recordings, e.g., "Gate Swings", which is one of my favorites. I had the privilege of seeing him a couple of times live in concert, where he was great! I was sorry to hear the other day that he'd passed on, he was a great musician.
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