Clarence Williams

American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher (October 8, 1898 – November 6, 1965).Williams was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana, ran away from home at age 12 to join Billy Kersand's Traveling Minstrel Show, then moved to New Orleans. At first Williams worked shining shoes and doing odd jobs, but soon became known as a singer and master of ceremonies. By the ...more

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