Honky Tonk N' Blues McClinton's been around long enough to remember when roadhouse country first courted R&B, and he has the catalog to prove it. Honky Tonk N' Blues… Delbert Mcclinton Blues Country Reissues
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Honky Tonk N' Blues

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Delbert Mcclinton; Genres: Blues, Country, Reissues

McClinton's been around long enough to remember when roadhouse country first courted R&B, and he has the catalog to prove it. Honky Tonk N' Blues (MCA), a collection of his mid-to-late-'70s material includes the classics ''Two More Bottles of Wine'' and ''Solid Gold Plated Fool'' and boldly erases the color line in a way contemporary radio would never allow. When McClinton rasps out a line about being jailed for ''cuttin' up some honky with that bone-handled knife,'' he's not talking about life down at your polyester-cactus cowboy bar. B+

Originally posted Feb 11, 1994 Published in issue #209 Feb 11, 1994 Order article reprints