Clarence James Jr., aka Starr
November 29, 1951, in Vicksburg. Mississippi
Graduated from Roas A. Temple High School in Vicksburg, MS in 1971. Went to Alcorn A & M college in Lorman, MS from 1971 to 1972.
Drummer, Percussionist, singer, writer, arranger.
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells from 1973 to 1979. In association with Buddy and Junior I played with the following, McKInley Mitchelle, Koko Taylor, Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Sonny Seals, Big Willie Dixon, Robert Cray, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Greg Almond, AC Reed, Fenton Robertson, Lonnie Brooks, Howling Wolf, Little Mac Simmons, et cetera.
From 1980 to 1985 I played with Vernon Garrett's Crossroad Band. In association with Vernon I played with Joe Tex, Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thorton, Hank Ballard, Joe Houston, Big Jay McNeely, Z.Z. Hill, Zola Taylor of the Coasters, Little Milton, Denise LaSalle, Linda Hopkins, Charles Wright, Lowell Folsom, et cetera.
1972, Little Mac Simmons, Fenton Robertson, McKinley Mitchelle.
1973, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, AC Reed, Phillip Guy.
1974, Big Willie Dixon.
1976, my album, "Making it to the Top" recorded with Talk of the Town Records, in Jackson, MS.
1981, Vernon Garrett
1983, Vernon Garrett, Victor Siegel
1984, Hank Ballard
1988, Bonnie Raitt and friends, this was a musical protest against offshore drilling.
1994, Native Son
2005, Joe Lewis Walker