If all the sources in the 670s call him Clarence Gatemouth Brown and all the radio announcers I’ve heard call him Clarence Gatemouth Brown, why wouldn’t we establish his name that way?
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This is common enough for some musicians. A case in point:
010 n 82061739
040 DLC ǂb eng ǂe rda ǂc DLC ǂd OCl ǂd DLC ǂd SdMadT ǂd DLC
046 ǂf 19240418 ǂg 20050910
1001 Brown, Clarence, ǂd 1924-2005
370 Vinton, La. ǂb Orange, Tex.
374 Blues musicians ǂa Guitarists ǂa Fiddlers ǂ2 lcsh
4001 Brown, Gatemouth, ǂd 1924-2005
4000 Gatemouth, ǂd 1924-2005
4001 Brown, Clarence Gatemouth, ǂd 1924-2005
670 His The blues ain't nothing [SR] 197-: ǂb label (Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown) container (Gatemouth; b. Apr. 18, 1924)
670 Gate swings [SR] 1997: ǂb label (Clarence Gatemouth Brown)
670 New York times, Sept. 12, 2005 ǂb (Clarence Gatemouth Brown, 81, guitarist and singer; d. Sept. 10, 2005, Orange, Tex.; b. Vinton, La.)
670 Wikipedia, Apr. 29, 2013 ǂb (Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; born April 18, 1924 in Vinton, La.; died September 10, 2005 in Orange, Tex.; an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles" His work also encompasses rock and roll, rock music, folk, electric blues, and Texas blues. He was an multi-instrumentalist, who played an array of musical instruments such as guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola as well as harmonica and drums. He won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1983 and is regarded as an exponent of blues fiddle and has had influence in American fiddle circles)
Echoing a previous comment, a VAP that includes both the forename and the nickname is completely appropriate in this case.
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It all depends on the usage for each name. The main point should be, whatever form there is evidence for, that form should be made into an access point. If a person used the name "First 'Nickname' Last" on resources that they published, or if that form is used in resources about that person, then there *must* be an access point for the form "Last, First 'Nickname'", because that is what a user is going to expect to find. Regardless of whether it's the AAP or a VAP.
For the names below, was Ma Barker ever referred to as "Kate 'Ma' Barker", or Jelly Nash as "Frank 'Jelly' Nash"? *If so*, then there should be 400s for those. *Otherwise*, probably not.
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