Clarence ’Frogman’ Henry


Years active: 1952–present

always klick on pic’s

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Born March 19, 1937 (age 81 [12-2018])


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 "But I Do"" (1961).

Career: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 Dominoand 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. He used his trademark croak to improvise the song "Ain't Got No Home" one night in 1955. Chess Records' A&R man Paul Gayten heard the song, and had Henry record it in Cosimo Matassa's studio in September 1956. Initially promoted by local DJ Poppa Stoppa, the song eventually rose to number 3 on the national R&B chart and number 20 on the US pop chart. The gimmick earned Henry his nickname of 'Frogman' and jump-started a career that endures to this day. … Read all the original text here >>>  Clarence ”Frogman Henry

Clarence 'Frogman' Henry ”I’m a Country Boy" Pe Wi 2008121 [2008]

Ain’t Got No Home - 1956

I Found A Home - 1957

Im A Country Boy - 1957

It Won’t Be Long - 1957

(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do - 1961

Little Suzy - 1961

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