Friday, January 3, 2014

Clarence Yarbrough -- "That's What You Do To Me"



Another fellow Texan who deserves to be brought to the SOTS crowd: Clarence Yarbrough was born and raised in Texas. Adopted by Annie Mae Yarbrough at the age of 2, he grew up to be a creative and productive musician. His older brother thought him to play guitar at age 5. His first song he wrote when he was 12.
Clarence Yarbrough's best known song is "Reminisce" which was released in 1976.  I like "That's What You Do To Me" better, however, although one can't help but hearing a little too much Marvin Gaye throughout the song ... Just saying.



According to Sir Shambling's "Clarence Yarbrough had three 45s released in the 1970s, all of which were on tiny labels, possibly his own, and which are now well [sought]  after. And not surprising as every one of them has at least one strong side."

My favorite track is "That's What You Do To Me." It's one of those feel good tunes that made the 70's so pleasant -- nusic wise.

Clarence Yarbrough now is a pastor in Nacogdoches, TX. He's just released a CD in 2012.

Today's pick: "That's What You Do To Me"




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