November 17, 2006

Frog maaaan!!!

 Clarence "Frogman" Henry (born March 19, 1937 in Algiers, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American rhythm and blues singer.
Fats Domino and Professor Longhair were young Henry's main influences while growing up. When Henry played in talent shows, he dressed like Longhair and wore a wig with braids on both sides.

His trademark croak, utilized to the max on his 1956 debut smash "Ain't Got No Home," earned Henry his nickname and jump-started a rewarding career that endures to this day. "You Always Hurt the One You Love" and "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do", both from 1961, were his other big hits.

Henry opened 18 concerts for The Beatles across the U.S. and Canada in 1964, but his main source of income came from the Bourbon Street strip, where he played for 19 years. His name could still draw hordes of tourists long after his hitmaking days had ended.

His song "Ain't Got No Home", later achieved fresh notoriety in the 1990s, through its use, for a time, as the "Homeless Update" theme on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show.

Clarence Henry's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

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