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Lost Earl McGrath tracks find their way home:
'Two More Bottles of Wine' c.1972
Listen to the first recording of Delbert's "Two More Bottles of Wine." The tapes had been in Earl McGrath's (Clean Records) closet since the first Delbert and Glen sessions.
Those tapes were recently given to Delbert, and Delbert's longtime guitar player, James Pennebaker took on the project of digitizing the tapes and figuring out what they were.
We will share more of these buried treasures along the way, and a more in-depth story about the details. But for now, enjoy this very young Delbert with a guitar, recording a solo demo of "Two More Bottles of Wine."
We will share more of these buried treasures along the way, and a more in-depth story about the details.
But for now, enjoy this very young Delbert recording a scratch demo of "Two More Bottles of Wine." ( circa 1972)
Praise for Tall, Dark & Handsome
"It's not a stretch to say that McClinton, at 78, is making the best music of his career" - Rolling Stone Country
"Much has been written about that voice, a voice that hasn’t lost an ounce of its expression, soul, feel, spark, or depth over the years, and in fact, has only grown even more soulful of late, if possible. Most singers would try to make a deal with Old Scratch at a Mississippi crossroads at midnight for that damn voice." - No Depression
"Tall, Dark, & Handsome is a huge achievement in Texas blues and roots music" - KUTX
"Bold and restless...Tall, Dark, And Handsome is the work of a master stylist, a musician who draws upon old, familiar sounds and creates something idiosyncratic and soulful in equal measure” - AllMusic
"It sounds inspired and freewheeling, like he’s just getting started...it’s a sturdy, unflinchingly eclectic indication of his diversity and sheer professionalism" - American Songwriter
"Sixty years on, living legend Delbert McClinton hasn’t lost a bit of steam"
No Depression: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Delbert McClinton
Austin American Statesman: "Delbert McClinton's Star Unveiled at the Paramount Theatre"
PHOTO BY TODD WOLFSON