Clennis was born and raised in Houston’s 5th Ward. Clennis Met a young guy, called “little brother”, Archie Lee Bell is real name. Archie had put some guys together, he called “Drells”, and asked Clennis to play guitar. He did, and the group produced a Million selling song called “Tighten Up”. There were other top selling cuts as well.
10 out of 10 review from 50djs50states.com
After traveling the world with “Archie Bell and the Drells” Clennis came back home to play a little music with Joe Tex. Later he recorded several songs that fared well in Australia, and is still working with Archie Bell doing Gospel music, and an occasional “smooth jazz” cut on guitar…still plays a smooth guitar.