Clarence Henry

Black Rocker

Years active 1952-present

always klick on pic’s.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Born March 19, 1937 (age 80)

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Birth name, Clarence Henry II 

(born March 19, 1937), known as Clarence "Frogman" Henry, is an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, best known for his hits "Ain't Got No Home" (1956) and "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" (1961).


Clarence Henry was born in New Orleans in 1937, moving to the Algiers neighborhood in 1948. He started learning piano as a child, with Fats Domino and Professor Longhair being his main influences. When Henry played in talent shows, he dressed like Longhair and wore a wig with braids on both sides. He joined Bobby Mitchell & the Toppers in 1952, playing piano and trombone, before leaving when he graduated in 1955 to join saxophonist Eddie Smith's band.


Original release, ARGO 5259 (US) 1956  b/w  CHECKER 1032 (US) 1963

This release, re-issues on ERIC 234 [19xx]

Clarence Henry - Ain't got no home  b/w  Steve Alaimo - Every day I have to cry

Clarence Henry - Ain't got no home - 1956

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