C. L. Blast

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C. L. Blast
Birth name Clarence Lewis
Also known as Little Junior Lewis, Junior Lewis
Genres Soul
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1960-present
Labels Atlantic, United

Clarence Lewis, stage name C. L. Blast, is an American soul singer.

He recorded two debut singles as "Little Junior Lewis" in 1960, another four singles as "Junior Lewis" from 1961 to 1963, and from 1967 on recorded as C. L. Blast. He released "I'll Take The Case" (B-side "If I Could See My Baby's Face Again") on Atlantic Records in 1969.[1] His first successful single as C. L. Blast was "What Can I Do (When My Thrill Is Gone)", released on the New York-based United Records label (1971).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Bowman Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records 1997 p113 "Shortly after, Keyes was producing journeyman soul singer Clarence Lewis, a.k.a. C. L. Blast, on Atlantic. ..."
  2. ^ Blues & Soul - Issues 461-4731986 - Page 20 "His first single as C.L. Blast was "What Can I Do (When My Thrill Is Gone)" on the New York based United label. However the single was most likely recorded down south as arrangements were from Wardell Querzergue. The topside wasn't too bad with a surging rhythm and wailing guitar but the overlong flip is notable only for Blast's gritty vocal."