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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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    October 10, 2014

    A Dozen Houston Highlights From Austin City Limits

    Austin City Limits wasn't always a cultural institution, nor a repository of some of the finest musical performances ever committed to videotape. In the show's earliest days it was an unusual experiment even for public television, and creator Bill Arhos and his staff did not have the benefit of the ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    The Chitlin' Circuit: Road to Rock & Roll Ran Straight Through Houston

    Above: Walter Barnes and the Royal Creolians, the first kings of the Chitlin' Circuit Most music critics, writers, historians, and aficianados in Houston don't think this city has ever gotten enough credit for its contributions to blues, soul, and, the Holy Grail, the birth of rock and roll. Well, ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    The Biggest Houston Bands of 1992

    Researching what the Houston music scene was like 20 years ago has been an eye-opening experience, to put it mildly. In that benighted era, the world was very analog. Musicians could design a gig flyer or type up some lyrics on their computers, maybe fiddle around with some primitive MIDI-type softw ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    August 2, 2011

    Johnny Winter's New Orbit: Roots, William Shatner & Sly Stone

    bobmargolin.comLondon, 1979 (l-r): Bob Margolin, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters​Beaumont-born bluesman Johnny Winter is having a very busy year for a man who is 67. Not only is he set to release his first album of newly recorded material in eight years, Winter is also featured on I'm Back! Family ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Silk Degrees of Separation

    Boz Scaggs turns to jazz, knows his Lightnin' Hopkins.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Boz Scaggs: Your Mom Loved Him... And Still Does

    ​These days, it's good to be the Wizard of Boz. In recent times, Boz Scaggs has been recording and touring as he pleases, including a highly successful road jaunt with Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald as "The Dukes of September." Outside of music, he's got a Sa ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 15, 2010

    Museum Of The Gulf Coast's Musical Treasure Trove

    Photos by Craig HlavatyJanis Joplin's car​Rocks Off visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur this past Friday while on the the way to Louisiana for a quick vacation. The downstairs area is full of artifacts pertaining to the founding of the land around Port A, like military and anim ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2010

    Eclipse

    Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.

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    May 21, 2009
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    February 23, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 4

    [Note: Click on the numbers for parts 1, 2 and 3.] Fifth Ward music mogul Don Robey was so taken with Gatemouth Brown's talents that he built his entire Peacock label around him. Robey already owned the Bronze Peacock night club and various other business interests, but it was his meeting of Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 1

    Back in its heyday, the corner of Jensen Drive and Lyons Avenue was known as "Pearl Harbor, the Times Square of the Bloody Fifth." You wouldn't know it today - the entire area is a vast wasteland of tired and abandoned lots and boarded-up shacks, but for much of the 20th Century this area was the ne ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    Gatemouth Brown Gets Hit By A Third Hurricane, Doesn't RIP

    Back in 2005, in one of the -- if not quite the -- last times he would set foot in a recording studio, Texas swing master Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown recorded the old Blind Lemon Jefferson Texas blues staple “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.” The Gulf of Mexico had other plans. Later that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Gatemouth Brown's Grave Intact... Sort Of

    Gatemouth Brown: Long live the king of Gulf Coast music Back in 2005, in one of the very last times he would set foot in a recording studio, Texas swing master Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown recorded the old Blind Lemon Jefferson Texas blues staple “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.” The Gulf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Gatemouth Brown Needs a Gravestone

    Verve Records One of my favorite blues songs of all time is Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean." Especially these lyrics: Did you ever hear that coffin sound Means another poor boy is under the ground Creepy! Jefferson's song has been covered by many, many people over the y ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Juneteenth Revisited

    Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event

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    May 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Hey, Look Over There

    Our rockin' little brother has compiled a list of the 100 Best Bayou City Songs Ever. Robert Earl Keen? Gatemouth Brown? Lucinda Williams? Guy Clark? Scarface? Willie Nelson? Freddy Fender? Esther Phillips? Archie Bell? Big Moe? Yep, they're all on there. Blue October and Nickelback? Nope. Sorry. ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    So Long, For Now So Long

    RIP, Gatemouth Brown

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Los Super 7

    Heard It on the X

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    A Pair of Aces

    John Evans and Jesse Dayton drop career-defining records two weeks apart

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Gate Swings Wide

    He's been up, and he's been down. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown has a right to sing the blues.

  • Culture

    January 16, 2003

    "Recalling Row Houses"

    Wednesdays through Sundays, through March 15

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Project Row Houses Arts and Music Festival

    Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Unlucky Winners

    Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Racket

    The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Bright Lights, Bridge City

    The PC Cowboys, the world's only politically correct country band, speak in a Press exclusive

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Emerald Bayou

    The Irish take center stage at the 2001 Houston International Fest

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Bert Wills

    Tell Me Why (Gold Rhyme)

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Benefit for Pete Mayes and Hamp Simmons

    A concert for under-the-weather bluesmen

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

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    June 17, 1999
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    October 8, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Consummate Gentleman

    Pete Mayes, Houston blues' premier nice guy, finally gets busy

  • Music

    December 26, 1996
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    June 6, 1996
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    June 6, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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    December 28, 1995

    Home with the Blues

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes has never strayed far from the town that gave him his sound

  • Music

    June 8, 1995

    What Becomes a Legend Most?

    Gatemouth Brown's lesson for longevity do what you do, and be the best at it

  • Music

    December 15, 1994
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    June 16, 1994

    Heaven's Gatemouth

    Juneteenth brings a blues great back to Houston

  • Music

    May 26, 1994
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    May 19, 1994

    Mucking It Up

    Ballot, ballot on the wall, who's the folkiest of all?

  • News

    April 28, 1994

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.

  • Music

    April 21, 1994

    Blues Kudos & Burb Buzz

    Handy Houston bluespeople, and the next great wave from -- Katy

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