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LIVE [Live]

Delbert McClintonAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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"Smoking, jumping big-band blues and gospel-rooted '60s soul honed to a razor sharp edge in the Texas juke joints. Jalapeno-hot!"
-- Los Angeles Times

"Breathtaking, hardcore roadhouse rhythm & blues."
--Rolling Stone

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 21, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: New West
  • ASIN: B0000C8UJW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Old Weakness
2. Leap Of Faith
3. I'm With You
4. I Wanna Thank You Baby
5. I Wanna Love You
6. Smooth Talk
7. Maybe Someday Baby
8. Don't Want To Love You
9. New York City
10. Squeeze Me In
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Why Me?
2. Rebecca Rebecca
3. Back To Louisiana
4. When Rita Leaves
5. Livin' It Down
6. Giving It Up For Your Love
7. B-Movie Boxcar Blues
8. Fine And Healthy Thing

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This double-disc, 19-song concert recording, which serves as a fittingly funky retrospective of McClinton's 30-year career, is as close to the definitive Delbert as can be imagined. And, oddly enough, his third and best live album was an inadvertent one--a Norwegian radio broadcast captured a festival set too hot to confine to the airwaves. Here, the Texas honky-tonk blues hero dynamically delivers the core of the live McClinton experience, including an energetic rendition of his 1980 breakout hit "Givin' It up for Your Love," a testifying take on Otis Redding's "I've Got Dreams to Remember," and a rambunctious (and extended) reading of his own "B Movie Boxcar Blues." But Live also fills in around the edges with surveys of McClinton's early influences: "Rebecca Rebecca," a slow-burning, stream-of-consciousness blues medley, features Kevin McKendree recycling some sparkling Otis Spann piano lines while the album closer, the vintage rockabilly romp "Fine and Healthy Thing," offers a great guitar getaway by Rob McNelley. --Michael Point

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live the blues... June 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The only other Delbert McClinton album is own is "Room to Breathe." A good CD, yes; this one, though, really got me hooked. This is the blues, with country, rock, and pop thrown in...a mixture of music that melts into one flawless sound, glued together by Kevin McKenree's keyboard, Rob McNelley's guitar licks, and McClinton's gravelling voice and harmonica.
From the opener "Old Weakness," you know you're in for a treat. Other classic bluesy rockers include "I'm With You," "Giving It Up For Your Love," and "Smooth Talk," while "I've Got Dreams to Remember" and "Don't Want to Love You" are moving ballads.
Delbert McClinton is a man who can sing. And "Live" showcases that singing--and his backup band--like nothing else can. If you do not own this album, I sincerely believe you should. I don't know if it's a good retrospective or not, but I DO know that as a two-disk album, it's damn good. It's the blues, baby...the blues and everything else.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic Two Disc Set! November 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Haven't heard the Delbert sound? Buddy, you're missing out!
Right from the opening riff of "Old Weakness (Coming on Strong)" to the last encore, Delbert and his band are sizzling on this live two disc set recorded in Europe on his 2003-2004 world tour. I caught this lineup in Harrisburg, PA and am still hearing those tunes in my head a month later! The disc brings the live vibe right into your own CD player.
The band is smoking. Rob McNelley ([...]) is the guitar man (Check out his disc "On" - I bought it at the show, you can buy it at his website, but that's a whole other review!). His musical ability makes me want to get the old Les Paul out of the case and start playing again. Kevin McKendree makes that old Wurlitzer organ scream, and the horn section of Don Wise (tenor sax) and Terry Thomson (trumpet, keyboards) sound much fuller than two horns ought to sound. And don't forget Delbert's contribution here with his blues harmonica licks that I wish I could emulate. (Did you know he taught John Lennon to play the harp?)
Delbert's voice seems to be only getting better with age. He has that tone that can only be achieved through bad luck and hard work, and the combination here is simply magical. Why isn't he more popular than he is? Maybe it's that bad luck thing. Ha had a ten year stretch where every label he recorded under went bankrupt. Also, his music is hard to categorize. If you took Rock and Roll, Country, R&B, and Blues and mixed 'em all together you still wouldn't have it. I found this disc in the Country section of my local music store, where I would almost never look normally. So, you have to be looking to find him. Anyway, I'm sort of glad he's not more popular. He tends to play small venues, and tickets are generally available for a while.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live - Delbert McClinton November 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Where has he been all my life? I just heard/saw him perform on IMUS and loved him!~ He is raw, sexy, hard driving-a real performer-he woke up this 60+ woman. Thank you baby!~
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DELBERT'S STILL THE MAN!! October 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have seen Delbert perform 'live and in living color' 4-5 times. Each time, I come away feeling like I've been to a blues/honkey-tonking/rocking 'revival'. I feel the same after listening to this newest release. I have all of Delbert's cds, but have always told folks that you have to see Delbert and his band live to really appreciate the true performers/entertainers/master musicians that they are. Yes, I have Delbert's last 'live' cd, "Live From Austin", and it was great. This release; however, is more polished sounding, especially, the vocals. Delbert choice of songs for this release offers a good variety of his arsenal of songs. He could easily do a 'live' 4 cd release with all of his songs. Thanks, Delbert, for great songs, a great band, & a great performance. Keep on keeping on!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HE'S THE BEST !! October 23, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
Delbert McClinton has long been considered the definitive Texas Roadhouse Boogie/R&B artist extant by those in the know (critics and a sizeable cult following). With this 2-disc live CD offering (his first live since 1989) he definitely lives up to his legend and might even goose it a bit higher!! The sound quality is excellent and in-your-face and you're not likely to get any closer to Delbert live unless you see him in concert. The musicianship and arrangements are superb, and D McC's voice has still got that ol' smokey grit and soul in spades!! The man has never sounded better!! With a mix of old favorites and his newer stuff, this is THE Delbert McClinton package to have, bar none!! If this one don't make you tap your feet, check your pulse !!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should buy, MUST see ! January 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
A couple of the reviewers made reference to the fact that this disc leaves something to be desired as far as sound quality on the recording. Okay, it isn't some cleaned up,over produced, studio concoction that 99.7% of todays albums are. That is exactly the point of the whole Delbert experience. It is the essence of his craft that makes him a "have to see at least once before you leave this world" type of showman. If you want a cold,antiseptic, feelingless Blues CD, buy Johnny Lang. If you want to hear someone that plays for the love of the game, buy this disc. Then go see him in person. As a matter of fact, come join me at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa on March 27th. Then, six months down the road when you have a serious Delbert "jones" working, pop this disc in and think about how close it sounds to being there!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Delbert
I owned the discs of this Delbert McClinton and lost the second disc. I put this on my Kindle and now can enjoy both discs again and Delbert McClinton is a well keep secret and is... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Denny
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Delbert McClinton!
You want to have fun play this fabulous cd while you are walking on the fun to listen to. one of the disc has slower songs but you will figure it out...
Published 11 months ago by Ollie
5.0 out of 5 stars A LEAP OF FAITH
One of the consistently brilliant musicians is Delbert McClinton. You can't go wrong in buying any of his cds. My preference is for his live recordings. Read more
Published 19 months ago by franz douskey
4.0 out of 5 stars Live is Best
I have enjoyed Delbert McClinton for several years, but never heard a live recording of him until now. Read more
Published on September 27, 2011 by Wes
4.0 out of 5 stars Delbert McClinton Live
Several pieces we were available with; some musical styles that we weren't really thrilled with.
Published on March 22, 2009 by G. Dunn
5.0 out of 5 stars How did I miss this one?
I thought I had all of Delbert's music until I ran across this CD on Amazon. This is my favorite. The sound quality is outstanding as you might expect, and once you see Delbert... Read more
Published on January 16, 2009 by nazdackster
5.0 out of 5 stars Delbert McClinton
Amazon had both CD's I was looking for. I was looking for them new or used and found both of them in excellent condition used!

They play perfectly-no skips or scratches.
Published on August 27, 2008 by James Lomenzo
5.0 out of 5 stars Primo Delbert
One of the reviewers described Delbert's music as country/r&b/blues or something to that effect. True, but when I describe him to someone who is not familiar with him I call it... Read more
Published on November 29, 2007 by rom
5.0 out of 5 stars Delbert at his best
This is a great addition to anyone's music collection. I have seen Delbert many times and he only improves with age. His voice has so much soul and rhythm it is unbelievable. Read more
Published on April 11, 2007 by Blues Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Blues
If you only want to buy two Delbert CDs; then this has to be one and Room To Breathe should be the other one. Read more
Published on June 23, 2006 by C. Finney
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