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Clarence Gatemouth Brown, R.I.P.

Posted by schroeder915 on February 22, 2006

I made an effort not to miss what was suggested to me might be one of his last performances at a concert in Lafayette Square — only in New Orleans.

Jazz funeral for Clarence Gatemouth Brown:

A jazz funeral for R&B legend Clarence Gatemouth Brown, who passed away late last year, has been scheduled for this Saturday, February 25. The procession will begin at 1:00 pm at Jackson Square, and parade through the French Quarter, ending at Cemetery Number One.

The Wednesdays in the Square concert series will continue this year, April 5 through June 21.

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4 Responses to “Clarence Gatemouth Brown, R.I.P.”

  1. Edie said

    Hey Schroeder. I tagged you to answer some questions. Some are a little silly, but I’m sure you’d give some good responses. If you feel like it, of course!

  2. Tim said

    I saw Gatemouth at that Wednesday at the Park gig. Delbert was there to do the singing, and Gatemouth hardly played as he sat in a chair. That’s the way I want to go–in the game until the last tick of the clock.

    Peace,
    Tim

  3. I found this blog because of Edie’s plug.

    Gatemouth accomplished everything one person can do in roots music, except find a national audience in USA. He toured often here in the Midwest.

  4. Schroeder said

    You’re right — he didn’t do much on stage. Really at the end it seemed, and it seemed courageous for him to be on stage at all. But when he did play, I was as impressed as ever!

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