‘Miami Sound’ legend Clarence Reid, in his Blowfly garb in 2004, was songwriter for hits by Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae and instrumental in the career of KC and the Sunshine Band. The crude Blowfly persona and his X-rated party records influenced rappers like Luther Campbell and Snoop Dogg.
‘Miami Sound’ legend Clarence Reid, in his Blowfly garb in 2004, was songwriter for hits by Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae and instrumental in the career of KC and the Sunshine Band. The crude Blowfly persona and his X-rated party records influenced rappers like Luther Campbell and Snoop Dogg. Patrick Farrell Miami Herald file
‘Miami Sound’ legend Clarence Reid, in his Blowfly garb in 2004, was songwriter for hits by Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae and instrumental in the career of KC and the Sunshine Band. The crude Blowfly persona and his X-rated party records influenced rappers like Luther Campbell and Snoop Dogg. Patrick Farrell Miami Herald file

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January 18, 2016 11:30 AM

Clarence ‘Blowfly’ Reid, R&B songwriter behind early ‘Miami Sound,’ dies at 76

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