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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview, Performance

Place Covered: Orange, Texas, Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-09-22

Duration: 00:26:44

Subjects: Brown, Clarence, 1924-2005 | Blues (music) | JAZZ | Country music | Cajun music | Guitarists | Fiddlers | Music


  • Lefebvre, Marian Associate Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Weill, Gus Interviewer
  • Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth" Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 22, 2000, features a career retrospective and interview with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. Brown, a Grammy award-winning musician from Vinton, Louisiana, combined multiple musical styles, including blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, swing and Cajun music, into his own signature sound. He discusses: the influence of his father; the beginning of his career as a musician; his years of touring around the world; and his decision to live in Slidell, Louisiana. He also plays pieces from some of his favorite songs on his guitar and fiddle.