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Encyclopedia > Billy Earl McClelland

Billy Earl McClelland (b. 1950 in Cusseta, Alabama, USA) is a session guitarist and songwriter. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ...


Overview

McClelland left High School to go to Nashville and was almost immediately picked up by a record label. As a session guitarist in Nashville, he worked with B.J. Thomas, Willie Nelson, Tony Joe White, Hank Snow, Townes Van Zandt, Brenda Lee, Mel Tillis and a host of others. He's written songs for Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, T.G. Sheppard, Sawyer Brown and Delbert McClinton and more. For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Willie Nelson performing at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. ... Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley on December 11, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 50s and 60s and is probably best known for the hit song Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. She was also one of the first teen idols in... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was one of the most respected and influential American country music singers and guitarists of all time. ...


Eventually, he released a more rock-oriented record on Elektra. A second album, Ready or Not, remains unreleased by the label. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ...


Later, McClelland moved to Memphis at the urging of Skip McQuinn. Memphis was the wife of Epaphus, the founder of Memphis, Egypt in Greek mythology. ...


McClelland continues to be a regular in clubs and festivals throughout the Southeast. McClelland's raw edged vocals and guitar virtuosity has led him to work with such blues greats as Bo Diddley and Albert Collins. His passion for the blues has lead him to produce many including the first "Big" Bill Morganfield recording (son of Muddy Waters). His Year 2000 CD "Judgment Day" received critical acclaim from all the major blues magazines. Bo Diddleys emphasis on rhythm largely influenced popular music, especially that of rock and roll in the 1960s. ... Albert Collins album cover Albert Collins (October 1, 1932 – November 24, 1993) was a blues guitarist, singer and musician. ...


Billy Earl McClelland has recently helmed Mojo:Saint, a contemporary blues project, along with veteran sideman, David Brazeal. A new live recording is scheduled for a fall 2006 release.


McClelland has been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fa me. Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ...


Discography

  • "Billy Burnette", Polydor Records, 1979, As a member of Billy Burnette's (of Fleetwood Mac) solo group.
  • "Zero Hindsight", Electra Asylum Records, 1980
  • "Ready or Not", Electra Asylum Records, 1980
  • "Murdered for Love", 1986, as a me mber of the band Blue Monday
  • "For the Fathers of Rock and Roll", Personal Records, 1986
  • "Nineteen Years Old:A Tribute to Muddy Waters", Taxim, 1999, as a member of "Big" Bill Morganfield's band.
  • "Judgment Day", MojoBlues Records, 2000
  • "Now And Then, T hen And Now", Chips Moman Records, 2001, as a member of Billy Joe Royal's band.
  • "Even More Good Whiskey Blues", Taxim, Compilation, 2005
  • "Blues From the Heart of Dixie", Taxim, Compilation, 2006

 
 

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