Influenced at a young age by classic country, Tejano, western swing, and the popular music of wartime America, blues musician Delbert McClinton grew up with a backstage pass to some of the most significant moments in American cultural and music history. From his birth on the high plains of West Texas during World War II to headlining sold-out cruises on chartered luxury ships well into his seventies, McClinton admits he has been “One of the Fortunate Few.” This book chronicles McClinton’s path through a free-range childhood in Lubbock and Fort Worth; an early career in the desegregated roadhouses along Fort Worth’s Jacksboro Highway, where he led the house bands for Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and others while making a name for himself as a regional player in the birth of rock and roll; headlining shows in England with a little-known Liverpool quartet called The Beatles; and heading back to Texas in time for the progressive movement, kicking off Austin’s burgeoning role in American music history. Today, more than sixty years after he first stepped onto a stage, Delbert McClinton shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to play sold-out concert and dance halls, theaters, and festival events across the nation. An annual highlight for his fans is the Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise, the longest-running music-themed luxury cruise in history at more than twenty-five years of operation. More than the story of a rags-to-riches musician, Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few offers readers a soundtrack to some of the most pivotal moments in the history of American popular music—all backed by a cooking rhythm section and featuring a hot harmonica lead.
More than the story of a rags-to-riches musician, Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few offers readers a soundtrack to some of the most pivotal moments in the history of American popular music—all backed by a cooking rhythm section ...
Author: Diana Finlay Hendricks
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.
Fort Worth's Delbert McClinton (b. Lubbock, 1940) is frequently described as a musician's musician. McClinton is noted for his harmonica playing, a craft he learned while playing in a Fort Worth group in the 1950s called the ...
Author: Mark Busby
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
The Harmonica Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever written on the instrument, offering over 900 articles on players, bands, techniques, resources and a discography of over 5,000 recordings by harmonica players. Originallyreleased in 1998, this new edition is profusely illustrated with over 150 photographs of the players who have made the harmonica the world's most popular musical instrument. This book has been critically acclaimed by readers in over 25 countries and is a must-have for any serious harmonica enthusiast
Born: November 4, 1940 - Lubbock, TX Blues singer, harmonica player While growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, Delbert McClinton took an early interest in music, especially Blues. By his late teens he was backing up artists like Howlin' ...
Author: PETER KRAMPERT
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
In Search of George Stephanopoulos by Ilene Angel
Take the incident with Delbert McClinton, for instance. I had no idea who Delbert McClinton was when I sent his manager my tape. Ididn't know he was a blues legend, didn't know he taught the Beatles to play harmonica on “Love Me Do,” ...
Author: Ilene Angel
Category: Biography & Autobiography
By the bestselling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll and Last Train the Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, this dazzling new book of profiles is a culmination of Peter Guralnick’s remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll. It covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers. “You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us,” rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick’s earlier work in words that could just as easily be applied to this new one. And yet, for all of the encomiums that Guralnick’s books have earned for their remarkable insights and depth of feeling, Looking to Get Lost is his most personal book yet. For readers who have grown up on Guralnick’s unique vision of the vast sweep of the American musical landscape, who have imbibed his loving and lively portraits and biographies of such titanic figures as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips, there are multiple surprises and delights here, carrying on and extending all the themes, fascinations, and passions of his groundbreaking earlier work. One of NPR’s Best Books of 2020 One of Kirkus Review/Rolling Stone’s Top Music Books of 2020 One of No Depression’s Best Books of 2020
It is what Delbert calls “dealing with the adjusted flaw,” making the best, in other words—like every blues singer from time immemorial—of what you have. It is Delbert's mark. Watching Delbert McClinton on stage is like entering ...
Author: Peter Guralnick
Publisher: Hachette UK
A fascinating collection of oral history interviews details Texas in the early twentieth century and how life in the Lone Star State helped the interviewees achieve success.
BIRTH NAME DELBERT ROSS McCLINTON November 4, 1940, in Lubbock to Herman Louis McClinton and Vivian Fanny Dyer BORN Bridwell McClinton His condo, Austin, Texas, April 29, 2018 INTERVIEW. Delbert McClinton, front, with his mother and ...
Author: Gaylon Finklea Hecker
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the story of the Cavern Club - the most famous club in the world. The Cavern saw the birth of the Beatles and Merseybeat, and more. Respected author, music journalist and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh - with a little help from Sir Paul McCartney, who provides the Foreword - tells the Cavern's history by talking to the owners, hundreds of musicians who played at the club, the backroom staff and fans. Spencer paints a vivid picture of the Cavern, from its days as a jazz club, through the Beatles years to the present
Baby', the American Bruce Channel did club dates in the UK with his harmonica player, Delbert McClinton. They played the Cavern at lunchtime and also the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton with the Beatles in support, this being one of ...
Author: Spencer Leigh.
Publisher: McNidder and Grace Limited
This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.
ALBUMS: as Delbert And Glen Delbert And Glen (Clean 1972) , as Delbert And Glen Subject To Change (Clean 1973) , Genuine ... COMPILATIONS: Very Early Delbert McClinton With The Ron-Dels (Lecam 1978) , The Best Of Delbert McClinton ...
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from country's first commercially successful recording, to the genre's pioneering music videos, to what conjunto music is. This thoroughly revised new edition includes more than 1,200 A-Z entries covering nine decades of history and artistry, from the Carter Family recordings of the 1920s to the reign of Taylor Swift in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Compiled by a team of experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the encyclopedia has been brought completely up-to-date, with new entries on the artists who have profoundly influenced country music in recent years, such as the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. The new edition also explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry, shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music center, and the colorful outfits that have long been a staple of the genre. The volume features hundreds of images, including a photo essay of album covers; a foreword by country music superstar Vince Gill (the winner of twenty Grammy Awards); and twelve fascinating appendices, ranging from lists of awards to the best-selling country albums of all time. Winner of the Best Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association "Any serious country music fan will treasure this authoritative book." --The Seattle Times "A long-awaited, major accomplishment, which educators, historians and students, broadcasters and music writers, artists and fans alike, will welcome and enjoy." --The Nashville Musician "Should prove a valuable resource to those who work in the country music business. But it's also an entertaining read for the music's true fans." --Houston Chronicle "This big, handsome volume spans the history of country music, listing not only artists and groups but also important individuals and institutions." --San Francisco Examiner "Promises to be the definitive historical and biographical work on the past eight decades of country music. Well written and heavily illustratedan unparalleled work, worth its price and highly recommended." --Library Journal
—Gerry Wood REPRESENTATIVE RECORDINGS Let Me Be Your Baby (Epic, 1978); Who's Cheatin' Who (Epic, 1980) Delbert McClinton b. Lubbock, Texas, November 4, 1940 A roadhouse veteran who knows how to find the pocket of a groove, ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press