Delbert McClinton Tall, Dark, & Handsome

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item number:  6VRA4
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CD Details

  • Released: July 26, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: Hot Shot Records


  • 1.Mr. Smith
  • 2.If I Hock My Guitar
  • 3.No Chicken on the Bone
  • 4.Let's Get Down Like We Used To
  • 5.Gone to Mexico
  • 6.Lulu
  • 7.Loud Mouth
  • 8.Down in the Mouth
  • 9.Ruby & Jules
  • 10.Any Other Way
  • 11.A Fool like Me
  • 12.Can't Get Up
  • 13.Temporarily Insane
  • 14.A Poem

Product Description:

Audio Mixers: Kevin McKendree; Bob Britt.
Recording information: The Rock House, Franklin, TN.
Retaining the Self-Made Men but adding saxophonist Dana Robbins, the jumping outfit he unveiled on the 2017 album Prick of the Litter, Delbert McClinton shakes things up for the swinging set Tall, Dark, And Handsome. Where Prick of the Litter settled into a mellow vibe, Tall, Dark, And Handsome is bold and restless, finding McClinton trying on all manner of blues for size. Naturally, most of this blues could claim Texas as its home, whether it's the T-Bone blare of "Mr. Smith," the greasy twang of "If I Hock My Guitar," or the woozy Latin accents on "Gone to Mexico." In McClinton's hands, this genre-hopping -- which also includes a bit of smoky jazz on "Any Other Way" and down-and-dirty funk on "Let's Get Down Like We Used To" -- sounds unified, all stemming from the same crossroads of blues, rock & roll, and country. It also sounds like a rollicking good time, a party that doesn't stop until the end, when the album closes with the spare, creepy "Temporary Insane," but even that moment of eeriness gets punctured by the offhand coda "A Poem." Such a casual switch in tone illustrates how Tall, Dark, And Handsome is the work of a master stylist, a musician who draws upon old, familiar sounds and creates something idiosyncratic and soulful in equal measure. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • Sales Rank: 30,614
  • UPC: 644216810116
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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