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Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Story

Frogman is a fascinating artist with a great number of web sites dedicated to the full story, check out links to these sites: click here

Here is a summary.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry is one of New Orleans most loved long time performers, born in New Orleans on March 19, 1937. Frogman played the trombone in high school and snuck into bars where Professor Longhair played to listen.

Frogman wrote the "Frog song" (Ain't Got No Home) 1956 after a late gig at The Joy Lounge. He was tired and the owner wasn't too interested in letting the musicians off - so he slammed the keys down and howled "Oooh oh oh oh oh oh oh!".

He recorded it for Chess along with "Troubles Troubles". DJ Poppa Stoppa kept playing the backside by the "Frogman" which is how the name stuck. It was number 20 on Billboard 1957. The rest is history.

Success continued with "But I Do" and "You Always Hurt The One You Love", songs that have featured in movies like Forrest Gump. Frogman toured with The Beatles 1964 and has performed with the greatest, from James Brown to Elton John. And yes, he can still sing like a frog...

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