YouTube du Jour: Blowfly

[youtube][/youtube]R&B producer Clarence Reid is responsible for much of the great soul tracks out of Miami including Betty Wright’s “Clean Up Woman,” but he’s better known by his alter ego, the foul-mouthed Blowfly. In a mask, cape and superhero shirt, he still has the superpower to talk about sex in the most outrageous terms after 40 years.

His career shifted from one cult to another in the early 2000s when members of Fishbone took him on tour that came to the Howlin’ Wolf and introduced him to younger audiences that had never heard his party records. Since then, he’s toured the world and been the subject of a 2011 documentary, The Weird World of Blowfly. He’ll play Siberia tonight with the Super Nice Brothers and DJ Soul Sister.