Clarence Williams
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Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams (October 8, 1893, or October 6, 1898 - November 6, 1965) was an African-American jazz pianist, composer, promoter, vocalist, theatrical producer, and publisher.

$250,000 Infringement Lawsuit

Clarence Williams Negro 1915 Boop

Clarence Williams testified against Helen Kane in the $250,000 Infringement Lawsuit suit, that in 1915 he had created "Hot Licks", and that it went mostly "What-Da-De-Da" with an occasional Boop thrown in by accident.  He stated that he had invented the "Hot Licks" when he ran out of words and music.

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