Delbert McClinton One of the Fortunate Few
Entertainment Weekly: "...McClinton howls, struts, proves he has plenty of testosterone--and that he's one of the planet's greatest roadhouse rockers." - Rating: B+
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- Released: October 7, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Rising Tide
Entertainment Weekly - 10/10/97, p.92"...McClinton howls, struts, proves he has plenty of testosterone--and that he's one of the planet's greatest roadhouse rockers." - Rating: B+
Musician - 1/98, p.98"...this lusty Texas-bred shouter proves he can still draw blood, belting out tales of desire and retribution with a wicked fervor unquenched by four decades of performing....avoids rerun-itis with a killer batch of new songs....a greasy delight."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Leap Of Faith
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Somebody To Love You
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Sending Me Angels
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Too Much Stuff
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Monkey Around
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Lie No Better
- $0.99 on iTunes8.You Were Never Mine
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Better Off With The Blues
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Best Of Me
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Personnel: Delbert McClinton (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); John Prine, Lyle Lovett (vocals); Steuart Smith (acoustic & electric guitars); Gary Nicholson (electric & National Resophonic guitar); B.B. King, Bill Campbell (electric guitar); Lee Roy Parnell (slide guitar); Jim Horn (alto flute, tenor & baritone sax); Don Wise (tenor sax); Terry Townson (trumpet); Reese Wynans (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Benmont Tench (piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Mike Lawler (synthesizer); Hutch Hutchinson (bass); Jim Keltner (drums); Tom Roady (percussion); Bekka Bramlett, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis, Mavis Staples (background vocals).
Producers: Emory Gordy, Jr., Gary Nicholson, Delbert McClinton.
Recorded at Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennesse. Includes liner notes by Nick Tosches.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Delbert McClinton (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, background vocals); John Prine, Lyle Lovett (vocals, background vocals); Steuart Smith (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Gary Nicholson, B.B. King, Bill Campbell (guitar, electric guitar); Lee Roy Parnell (slide guitar); Jim Horn (alto flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Don Wise (tenor saxophone); Terry Townson (trumpet); Reese Wynans (piano, keyboards); Benmont Tench (Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Mike Lawler (keyboards, synthesizer); Jim Keltner (drums); Tom Roady (percussion); Mavis Staples, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Bekka Bramlett (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Greg Droman.
Liner Note Author: Nick Tosches .
Recording information: Masterfonics Studio Six, Nashville, TN; Sound Emproium, Nashville, TN; Tall Cotton Studios, Nashville, TN; Track.
Photographers: Michael Wilson ; Matthew Barnes ; Tony Baker .
Unknown Contributor Roles: John Prine; Lee Roy Parnell; Lyle Lovett; Mavis Staples; Pam Tillis; Patty Loveless; B.B. King; Vince Gill; Bekka Bramlett.
On ONE OF THE FORTUNATE FEW, Delbert McClinton trots out a set of ten new compositions, and, working with some of the top session musicians in Nashville, lays down a groove as big and wide-open as his native Texas. Even though his lyrics touch on typical blues topics like salvation ("Sending Me Angels") and an unfaithful or departed lover (everything else), he sings with such hurt and conviction that they don't sound like cliches. Helping him to stay young is a veritable who's who of the younger generation of Country stars (Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and Bekka Bramlett) plus a few relative old-timers (Lyle Lovett, John Prine and a special appearance by B.B. King). Delbert McClinton made his first record in 1959, and a lot has changed since then, both in music and in the real world, but his voice and his groove still sound as fresh as they did way back when. Now approaching his fifth decade in the business, he continues to outperform artists half his age; and although he may not have invented the term "roadhouse blues," he's one of the ones who gave it meaning.
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