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Identify Yourself

by Starr James

Collective blend of rhythm & blues with spiritual flavor. (Funk.)
Genre: Urban/R&B: Deep Soul
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1. Still sitt'in in it
Clarence James Jr.
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3:42 album only
2. Identify Yourself
Clarence James Jr.
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3:30 album only
3. Soul to Soul
Starr James
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5:15 album only
4. Crack Crank
Clarence James Jr.
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3:18 album only
5. Are You Having Fun
Clarence James Jr.
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6. Walk on Water
Starr James
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5:17 album only
7. People Talk'in
Clarence James Jr.
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4:00 album only


Album Notes
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.



Professional Abililties:

Drummer, Percussionist, singer, writer, arranger.

Performed with:

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.

Recording Sessions:

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


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Awesome Starr! I especially like your lyrics and vocals on Walk on Water. Right on. Funky cool. Please bring it to Mendonesia, Starr. On a side note, I met A.C. Reed in Salt Lake City during his week-long run at The Painted Word in \'85. Any chance you were touring with him then? Your recording history is a who\'s who of my hometown blues. Made me homesick for Kingston Mines, U.S. Blues, Cotton Club, The Checkerboard, etc. for a minute. Guess I\'ll que up Muddy or Willie and scratch that itch. Excellent work Brother!

willie mae benard

I can't write a review because I'm waiting to receive the album, but I sure know Clarence Jr. from my home town of Vicksburg, Ms, he was my neifhbor and his sister Dorothy and I graduated in 1968 and we used to babysit Clarence. I sure hope he going to be in Chicago area and I would like to know when and who he's playing with now because I don't miss any blues shows, probably looked you in the face and never connected the dot. That will not happen again if I just know when you're in this area (Chicago) CONGRADULATION TO YOU CLARENCE JR.aka STARR JAMES

I only heard about this through friends, thia is so amazing, Clarence Jr, was my neighbor and his sister was my friend and we had to babysit him everyday, this is so awesome and I'm just down right proud of Clarence, I live in Chicago and I never miss a Blues show, so I've probably seen him and didnot know who he was, I'm on my way to get this CD, I'm Willie Mae Benard, Mrs. Sallie daughter,CY & LALEE sister. MY review was about Clarence a beautiful person, came from good family, sure hope you are coming to Chicago soon.

Arlene White

Music is great - message is inspirational and thought provoking. Congrats!

willie mae benard

Identify Yourself
Finally, I\'ve listen to this CD and I can\'t stop playing it, especially STILL SITT\'IN IN IT, and of course WALK ON WATER, Clarence Jr. this CD is so awesome and I\'m proud of you, I\'ve talk with your sister DOT, I\'m truly wating on your next CD. LOL to you and family.

Rob Reason

Identify Yourself
Ya Know I love It Man !
Thats That Starr J. Sound Buddy !

Do You and Prosper,

Rob Reason