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Clown Jewels
Bobby Marchan
Clown Jewels
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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The first-ever compilation of the bluesy R&B vocalist's workfor the Ace label, 1955-1974. Includes many alternate takes & previously unissued masters. Contains 'Well I'll Be John Brown' (Alternate Take), 'Rockin' Behind Th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bobby Marchan
Title: Clown Jewels
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Westside UK
Release Date: 10/27/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5032698015924

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The first-ever compilation of the bluesy R&B vocalist's workfor the Ace label, 1955-1974. Includes many alternate takes & previously unissued masters. Contains 'Well I'll Be John Brown' (Alternate Take), 'Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain', 'What Can I Do' (1974 Remake), 'Chickee Wah Wah' and 'Don't Take Your Love From Me'. 1998 Westside label. The full titleis 'The Ace (Ms.) Masters 1956-75'.
 

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An Ordained Minister | New York, NY United States | 06/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"> > Many may not remember the immortal name of New Orleans
> > R & B legend and sometime female impersonator BOBBY
> > MARCHAN, but here at the Little Chapel in the Pines we
> > remember him with fondness and respect. Even though
> > he's still very much alive, and still causing trouble from time to time..
> >
> > His record, "Clown Jewels 1956-74" (from his many
> > years with Johnny Vincent, Huey 'Piano'
> > Smith, and Frankie Ford) is currently on heavy, heavy
> > Arkansas Rotation on our home boom box.
> >
> > This great compilation features not only the song we
> > are currently completely obsessed with,
> > "Chickie-Wah-Wah," but also such classics as "High
> > Blood Pressure," "I'll be John Brown," and many
> > others. Bobby Marchan wasn't just "a character"--he was and is a
> > force of nature.
> >
> > Lee Dorsey, Earl Palmer on drums, Lee Allen,
> > Robert Parker -- you get the general idea: that golden
moment when the tenor was more than simply a sax organ.> > "As leader of the Clowns, Marchan's duties included
> > rehearsing and hiring the vocalists, dancers, and
> > musicians. 'Scarface John [Williams] was with the
> > group when I first joined. I hired Gerri Hall as
> > vocalist, and Billy Roosevelt, who sang all the bass
> > parts. I also hired Eugene Francis -- he didn't sing
> > much, but he dyed his hair green and he sure could
> > clown'."
> >"