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Honky Tonk N' Blues

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Honky Tonk N' Blues

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Delbert Mcclinton
genre:
Reissues, Blues, Country

We gave it a B+

McClinton’s been around long enough to remember when roadhouse country first courted R&B, and he has the catalog to prove it. Honky Tonk N’ Blues (MCA), a collection of his mid-to-late-’70s material includes the classics ”Two More Bottles of Wine” and ”Solid Gold Plated Fool” and boldly erases the color line in a way contemporary radio would never allow. When McClinton rasps out a line about being jailed for ”cuttin’ up some honky with that bone-handled knife,” he’s not talking about life down at your polyester-cactus cowboy bar. B+