Musician, Composer and Singer Delbert McClinton

'Cost of Living'

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Grammy-winning Delbert McClinton is considered a legend among Texas roots music aficionados. He's been making music since the 1950s in a style that seamlessly blends country, blues, soul, and rock and roll. The Lubbock, Texas, native's latest CD is Cost of Living.

Before he became known as a singer, McClinton was a harmonica player with the Straightjackets, backing blues legends such as Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Sonny Boy Williamson. On tour in England in 1962, he gave harmonica lessons to a young John Lennon.

Over the years, he's released a number of solo albums and has written music for Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd and Vince Gill. (This interview originally aired June 24, 2005.)

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Cost of Living

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Album
Cost of Living
Artist
Delbert McClinton
Label
New West Records
Released
2005

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