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Encyclopedia > Delbert McClinton
Delbert McClinton
Born November 4, 1940 (1940-11-04) (age 67)
Origin Lubbock, Texas, United States
Genre(s) country, rock, blues
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) vocals, harmonica, guitar
Years active 1972-present
Label(s) Clean
ABC
Mercury
Capitol
MCA
Alligator
Curb
Intermedia
Polygram
Rising Tide
New West
Direct Source
Associated acts Tanya Tucker
Website http://www.delbert.com

Delbert McClinton (born 4 November 1940, in Lubbock, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winning country, blues and rock singer-songwriter. Active as a side-man since at least 1962 and as a band leader since 1972, he has recorded several major-label albums, and has charted singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Rock Tracks, and Hot Country Songs charts. is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... This article is about the genre. ... Blues music redirects here. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Curb Records is a country record label started by Mike Curb in 1973, after leaving MGM Records. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... Rising Tide Records was the record label started by Doug Morris, former head of Atlantic Records. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer, who had her first hit, Delta Dawn at the age of 13 in 1972. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Blues music redirects here. ... This article is about the genre. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Career

Delbert McClinton honed his craft working in a bar band, The Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed. He made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel's 1962 hit "Hey Baby." A persistent urban legend holds that McClinton taught John Lennon to play the harmonica, resulting in the sound heard on The Beatles' hit "Love Me Do"; the two did meet, but Lennon already knew how to play the harmonica. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Sonny Boy Williamson, circa 1964 Aleck Rice Miller (December 5, 1899 - May 25, 1965), a. ... Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), better known as Howlin Wolf or sometimes, The Howlin Wolf, was an influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jimmy Reed James Jimmy Mathis Reed (September 6, 1925 - August 29, 1976) was an important United States blues singer notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... Bruce Channel (pronounced shuh-NELL) (born Bruce McMeans, 28 November 1940, Jacksonville, Texas) is an American singer, known for his 1962 number one hit, Hey! Baby. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Love Me Do is an early Lennon-McCartney song, mainly written by Paul McCartney in 1961-2. ...


Relocating to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, McClinton emerged in a partnership with fellow Texan Glen Clark, performing a combination of country and soul music. They achieved a degree of artistic success, releasing two albums before splitting, with McClinton embarking on a solo career. Emmylou Harris had a number 1 hit in 1978 with his composition "Two More Bottles of Wine," and McClinton's "B Movie Boxcar Blues" was covered on the first album by The Blues Brothers, Briefcase Full of Blues. His 1980 album, The Jealous Kind, contained his only Top 40 hit single "Givin' It Up for Your Love". Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Glen David Clark (born Nanaimo November 22, 1957) is a former politician in British Columbia, Canada who served as the 31st Premier of British Columbia from 1996 to 1999. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama) is a country, folk, alternative rock, and alternative country musician. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Two More Bottles of Wine was a song written by Delbert McClinton, which was most famously recorded by Emmylou Harris, whose recording topped the U.S. country singles charts in 1978. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Briefcase Full of Blues was the first album by The Blues Brothers, released in 1978 by Atlantic Records. ...


After a rest period during much of the '80s, McClinton made a welcome return in 1989 with the fiery album Live From Austin, taped during an Austin City Limits appearance. During a private 1992 concert at a local bar in Dallas, he was inspired by Mel Fitzmundson to pen the hit "Leave Your Hat On". He won a 1991 Grammy for his duet with Bonnie Raitt, "Good Man, Good Woman", and reached the Top 5 of the country charts with the Tanya Tucker duet, "Tell Me About It." He recorded the opening title song "Weatherman" for the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day. The fledgling label Rising Tide offered One of the Fortunate Few in 1997, but the label quickly folded. In addition to releasing two new studio albums in the early 2000s, New West Records issued Delbert McClinton Live in 2003, a compilation of songs from throughout his career. Stevie Ray Vaughan performing on Austin City Limits. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer, who had her first hit, Delta Dawn at the age of 13 in 1972. ... William James Bill Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA-winning American comedian and actor. ... Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Rising Tide Records was the record label started by Doug Morris, former head of Atlantic Records. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... New West Records is a record label based in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California. ...


In 2006 McClinton won a Grammy Award for his album The Cost of Living in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category. Mel Fitzmundson was present to accept the award in his absence due to a broken leg.


McClinton is the star of the upcoming musical documentary: "Rocking the Boat: A Musical Conversation and Journey" by Hawaii-based film maker Jay Curlee. The feature includes interviews and performances by McClinton, Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Stephen Bruton, Wayne Toups, Jimmy Hall, Paul Thorn, Jeffrey Steele, Mel Fitzmundson and Teresa James. Sometime author, musician, sheriff and now Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman also stars. The film was selected by the 2007 USA Film Festival, 2007 Breckenridge Festival of Film, and the 2007 Woods Hole Film Festival. Hawaii-based film maker. ... Marcia Ball (born March 20, 1949) is an American blues singer and pianist born in Orange, Texas but who grew up in Vinton, Louisiana. ... Texas singer/songwriter, considered as a part of both the Alt Country and the mainstream Country music camps. ... Wayne Toups is an American Cajun singer and songwriter. ... Jeffrey Steele is an accomplished country music singer and songwriter. ... Kinky Friedman contemplates a question from the audience at a campaign rally in Bastrop, Texas Richard S. Kinky Friedman (born October 31, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly. ...


Singles

Year Single US Hot 100 US Country US MNSTR Album
1972 "I Received a Letter" (credited to Delbert & Glen) 90 Delbert & Glen
1980 "Giving It Up for Your Love" 8 Plain from the Heart
1981 "Shotgun Rider" 70
1990 "I'm with You" I'm with You
1992 "Every Time I Roll the Dice" 13 Never Been Rocked Enough
1992 "Tell Me About It" (w/ Tanya Tucker) 4 Can't Run from Yourself (Tanya Tucker album)
1995 "Come Together" Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles
1997 "Sending Me Angels" 65 One of the Fortunate Few
2001 "When Rita Leaves" Nothing Personal
2002 "Same Kind of Crazy" Room to Breathe
2002 "Lone Star Blues"
2005 "One of the Fortunate Few" Cost of Living
2005 "I Had a Real Good Time"
2006 "Midnight Communion"

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer, who had her first hit, Delta Dawn at the age of 13 in 1972. ...

External links

  • www.delbert.com - Official website
  • http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:byk9kect7q7v~T1

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Delbert McClinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (453 words)
Delbert McClinton is a blues musician born 4 November 1940, in Lubbock, Texas.
On a tour of the UK with Channel, McClinton met a young John Lennon and advised him on his harmonica technique, resulting in the sound heard on the Beatles hit "Love Me Do".
McClinton is the star of the upcoming musical documentary: "Rocking the Boat: A Musical Conversation and Journey" by Hawaii-based film maker Jay Curlee.
Delbert McClinton - Biography - AOL Music (987 words)
The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition.
Delbert McClinton was born in Lubbock, TX, on November 4, 1940, and grew up in Fort Worth.
Neither sold well and McClinton returned to Texas in 1974, where he was able to land a solo deal with ABC on the strength of his emerging songwriting talent.
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