Williams, Clarence

Williams, Clarence

(1898–1965) composer, publisher; born in Plaquemine, La. When he was 13 he traveled as a singer and dancer with a minstrel show from New Orleans. He settled in New York and in the 1920s supervised an exceptional series of small-band recordings with Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and other notable musicians. He was an important promoter and publisher of such artists as Fats Waller, Willie “the Lion” Smith and Spencer Williams.
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The first volume of the "Don't Mess With Texas Music" CD series, to be released in September, will feature a variety of country, rock, blues and soul music from 21 Texas artists, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Dixie Chicks, Lucinda Williams, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Boz Scaggs, Marcia Ball, Delbert McClinton and others.