Take a musical blues cruise through just some of the half century of hits from Texas treasure Delbert McClinton with me here In the Studio from two conversations fifteen years apart, 1992 and 2007. For starters you’ll hear Delbert recalling the time when touring Hamburg Germany playing harmonica with Bruce Channel ( shah NELL ) on the hit in 1962 “Hey Baby“, posing backstage for a photo with four unknown Liverpool lads.

Afterwards one of the boys, John Lennon, asked Delbert to show him a few licks on the  harmonica and, low and behold the following year the unknown band has a hit called “Love Me Do” with a three note harmonica hook! And the rest is, as they say, QuickBooks… Then there is Delbert’s mainstream breakthrough in 1980, “Givin’ It Up for Your Love” from the album The Jealous Kind; seven Grammy nominations including three wins for 1992’s duet with Bonnie Raitt on “Good Man, Good Woman“; 2002 album Nothing Personal ; and again a winner for Cost of Living  album in 2006. Most recently Delbert continued to defy time with Prick of the Litter  in 2017. –Redbeard