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With a career spanning more than six decades, multi-instrumentalist Delbert McClinton is a tour de force in the blues community. First gaining international recognition through his work on Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby," McClinton has since released dozens of albums and tucked three Grammy Awards under his belt. Seamlessly incorporating elements of rock 'n' roll, country, soul and blues into his work, McClinton is a true Texas original.
Delbert McClinton's background
It was in Fort Worth, Texas, that Delbert McClinton first gained exposure to such blues kingpins as Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Gatemouth Brown. The opportunity to back and learn from these musicians was a significant milestone in McClinton's development as a vocalist/guitarist/pianist.
McClinton first hit his stride with a guest appearance on Bruce Channel's classic single, "Hey Baby." He then met John Lennon while supporting Channel on a tour through the U.K. Lennon, along with the Beatles, opened their concerts on that tour, and Lennon soon gave McClinton a few pointers on playing blues harmonica.
Back in the States, McClinton formed the Rondells, and enjoyed chart success in 1965 with the single "If You Really Want Me To, I'll Go." For the most part, however, McClinton spent the '60s playing in roadhouses and other small venues throughout Texas. In 1972, he moved to L.A. and formed Delbert & Glen with Glen Clark, releasing two country rock albums together.
Delbert McClinton's solo career
McClinton fully emerged as a solo act in the mid-'70s, releasing his debut solo album, Victim of Life's Circumstances, in 1975. A string of albums followed over the next decade, with chart successes such as Billboard Hot 100 singles "Givin' It Up For Your Love" and "Shotgun Rider." In 1991, he won his first Grammy for his duet with Bonnie Raitt, "Good Man, Good Woman." He would go on to win two other Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Blues Album, one in 2002 for Nothing Personal, and the second in 2006 for Cost of Living.