Clarence "Frogman" Henry (born March 19, 1937, Algiers, Louisiana.

His trademark croak, utilized to the maximum on his 1956 debut hit "Ain't Got No Home," earned Henry his nickname and jump-started a career that endures to this day. "I Don't Know Why But I Do" and "You Always Hurt The One You Love," both from 1961, were his other big hits.

Henry opened eighteen concerts for The Beatles across the in 1964, but his main source of income came from the  Burbon Street vstrip in New Orleans, La., where he played for nineteen years. His name could still draw hordes of Tourists  long after his hit-making days had ended.

Clarence Henry's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockability Hall of Fame In April 2007, "Frogman" was honored for his contributions to Louisiana music with induction into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame..

Henry's trademark song "Ain't Got No Home" was featured on the soundtrack of the 1982 film Diner. It was used in a famous bathtub scene in the cult movie The Lost Boyswith actor Corey Haim singing along to it. It achieved fresh notoriety in the 1990s through its use as the "Homeless Update" theme music on The Rush Limbaugh Show, and is still used as such as late as 2009. The song is in the movie Casino  playing in the background as Joe Pesci asks Robert DeNiro for a 50K chip marker. Jimmy Buffett references Henry in his song "Saxophones".

 

Sources:

http://www.neworleansfrogman.com/ ;                                                                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_%22Frogman%22_Henry ;                   http://www.rockabillyhall.com/Frogman.html