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Delbert and Glen back together again and rockin'
on 24 June 2013
Apparently Delbert McClinton made his recording debut back in the early 70s in a duo with his fellow Texan pianist Glen Clark and this record sees them reunited for a record which blends R&B, country, blues and rock 'n' roll with humor and the virtuosity of seasoned musicians who have spent nearly 50 years on the road. The record was produced by McClinton, Clark and Delbert's songwriting partner Gary Nicholson and features members of McClinton's touring band as well as drummer Tom Hambridge, Kevin McKendree on keyboards and Anson Funderburgh, who contributes fabulous blues guitar to "Oughta know," a song written by McClinton's son Clay.
The album gets off to a great start with the rockin' "Been around a long time" and "World of hurt" is Glen's song that was recorded by John Mayall and contains Delbert's distinctive harmonica playing. The duo's natural sound seems to be an easy rolling honky-tonkin' as in "There's been peace in the valley" but they can also do some nice ballads such as "Just when I need you the most". Everything here is pretty laid back but they can also dig in when needed but these guys obviously don't need to try too hard to produce great music.