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The Butler Twins were an American Detroit blues and
electric blues duo, comprising the twins Clarence (January 21, 1942 –
December 22, 2003) and Curtis Butler (January 21, 1942 – April 9, 2004).
Long time, semi-professional performers in the local blues scene in
Detroit, they gained international recognition following the recording
of three albums in the late 1990s. Their best known track was "The
Clarence and Curtis Butler were born seconds apart, and grew up in
Florence, Alabama. Their father, Willie "Butch" Butler, was noteworthy
as a local guitar player, and with his harmonica playing partner,
Raymond Edwards, both proved useful tutors. By the age of seven the
twins were proficient enough musicians to win a talent contest, and
played in the abandoned house where W. C. Handy once lived. They were in
the middle of a family of sixteen siblings, and the twins put together
their first musical ensemble at the age of 14, and two years later
started to tour the Southern United States.