Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark: Blind, Crippled & CrazyBy
After recording the follow-up to Delbert & Glen, the pair recorded Subject to Change (Koch) a year later and then parted professional ways. McClinton and Clark began talking about reuniting in the early 2000s, a discussion now come to fruition. Blind Crippled and Crazy is Texas Roadhouse tried and true, filled with twelve originals that betray that the best lyric writing is today in the country vernacular, the better produced in Austin as opposed to Nashville.
The band employed is a simple one, driven properly by guitarist Bob Britt, whose slide guitar on "Been Around A Long Time" and "Good As I Feel Today" shows the regional value of that guitar technique and its value to Southern music. Low-down blues, country & western, rock and soul are mashed up as they have been since one Buddy Holly brought rock & roll to Texas. McClinton does what he does best...sings with a Texas accent and attitude.
Been Around A Long Time; Whoever Said It Was Easy; Oughta Know; World Of Hurt; More And More, Less And Less; Just When I Need You The Most; Somebody To Love You; Sure Feels Good; Tell My Mama; Peace In The Valley; Good As I Feel Today; If I Could Be Your Lover.
Delbert McClinton: vocals, guitar, harmonica; Glen Clark: vocals; Bob Britt: electric and slide guitars; James Pennebaker: electric guitar, fiddle; Gary Nicholson: acoustic guitar; Bruce Katz: piano, Hammond B3; Kevin McKendree: Hammond B3; Mike Joyce: bass; Tom Hambridge: drums; Jack Bruno: drums; Kenny Malone: percussion.
Title: Blind, Crippled & Crazy | Year Released: 2013 | Record Label: New West Records