Wednesday, November 08, 2006


hey bullfrog

i was looking through early 60s melody maker charts for more examples of crap english covers of american music but i got a bit nauseous and changed tack.

luckily, during trash city uk the charts were 80% american originals. most of them are well enough known but this guy stood out as someone who should be talked about a lot more:

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clarence "frogman" henry. he's still big in new orleans. check out his hit from 1961:

Clarence "Frogman" Henry: But I Do

clarence opened for the beatles on their american tour in 1964, and you can see from the photo how much they liked him.

next time you're in new orleans, ask a cop if clarence is playing anywhere that night.

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