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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 18
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – American singer and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana known for his work as a blues musician. He spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing traditional blues and country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B. His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock, folk and Texas blues.
Clyde Stubblefield – American drummer best known for his work with James Brown. A self-taught musician, he was influenced by the sound of natural rhythms around him. His drum patterns on Brown’s recordings are considered funk standards.
Charles Love (Bloodstone) – Founding member, guitarist and vocalist from Bloodstone.