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DMC Is A Musical Gem!

"Musica = <3" must refer to that reviewer's IQ or, possibly, his age, for Delbert McClinton is one of the founders of modern music. He taught the Beatles (John, specifically) to play harmonica and has worked with almost every rock, blues, and country artist in the world in his glorious career. While this, the "Definitive Collection," does not contain many of DMC's more recognizable hits, it is truly representative of his incomparable talent. Grow up, Musica, and do your best to remember that he who knows only his own generation remains forever a child.

The Greatest of the Great

Delbert is the king of Texas Roadhouse music, a combination of blues, country and rock with a flavor of jazz that rocks the very soul of Texas. These cuts, mostly from his earlier albums, show just how hard Delbert rocks. As a "Greatest Hits" collection it stands above other similar compilations, having a broader representation of this great artist's body of work. To see Delbert is to be moved. He moans, he crys, his voice captures you and lifts you out of your seat and sets you to doin' the boogie. No one can wail like Delbert. His turn of phrase is delightful. One of the best is from B-Movie Boxcar Blues - "The way she did when she did what she did to me made me think of you" always brings laughter from a joyful crowd and makes you think the woman to whom he's speaking might actually let hm get away with it. Delbert McClinton - a rock powerhouse. This collection is sure to appeal to old fans and those newly discoveing his work. If you don't have everything he's done, get this, it will have something you missed.


Born: November 4, 1940 in Lubbock, TX

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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. A formidable harmonica player long before he recorded as a singer, McClinton's career began in the late '50s, yet it took him nearly two decades to evolve into a bona fide solo artist. A critics' darling and favorite of...
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