Blind, Crippled and Crazy

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
According to Delbert McClinton, Blind, Crippled and Crazy has been discussed between him and singer/songwriter Glen Clark for a decade. The pair recorded two terrific records in the early '70s: Delbert and Glen in 1972 and Subject to Change in 1973. These set a blueprint for the paths both artists would follow separately. McClinton, of course, created his own genre, seamlessly melding country, blues, funky Texas R&B, and rock in his singing and songwriting. Clark would become a major songwriter -- Rita Coolidge, Wynonna Judd, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, the Blues Brothers-touring and session player. Blind, Crippled and Crazy feels like a logical third step for this pair. ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$14.75
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$15.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $7.02   
  • New (4) from $12.85   
  • Used (1) from $7.02   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
According to Delbert McClinton, Blind, Crippled and Crazy has been discussed between him and singer/songwriter Glen Clark for a decade. The pair recorded two terrific records in the early '70s: Delbert and Glen in 1972 and Subject to Change in 1973. These set a blueprint for the paths both artists would follow separately. McClinton, of course, created his own genre, seamlessly melding country, blues, funky Texas R&B, and rock in his singing and songwriting. Clark would become a major songwriter -- Rita Coolidge, Wynonna Judd, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, the Blues Brothers-touring and session player. Blind, Crippled and Crazy feels like a logical third step for this pair. The only thing giving away the breach in time is their voices, which are naturally older and more seasoned; this doesn't mean there isn't plenty on offer: there is more than enough range, swagger, humor, and emotional depth to set any juke joint on fire. After four decades, that trademark blend of phrasing and harmonizing is still seamless. Co-produced with McClinton's songwriting partner, guitarist Gary Nicholson, the three each wrote or co-wrote about half the tracks here in various combinations, covering most of the record. The sound is immediate, gritty, and warm -- unlike most records cut in Nashville these days. Standout tracks include the good-time, self-deprecating, honky tonk blues of "Been Around a Long Time" with a great fiddle break by James Pennebaker. The strutting, funky R&B in "World of Hurt" resembles Syl Johnson's Hi sides with Willie Mitchell, with McClinton's harmonica offering some tasty fills. Clark's "Just When I Need You Most" is a moving country love song that would have been great for the Eagles in their prime. McClinton's solo vehicle, "More and More, Less and Less," is a midtempo rocker almost smoldering with wisdom and world-weariness. "Tell My Mama" is a rocking R&B burner with honky tonk piano and razor-wire guitars. "Good as I Feel Today" is a stellar country rocker tinged with blues and soul; it's so timeless, it could have come from the duo in Austin in the early '70s. For any fan wary about the particular brand of rugged, raucous, soulful magic these duo created being recaptured, have no fear. Blind, Crippled and Crazy is solid, lyrically, vocally, and musically, top to bottom.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/2013
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396627424
  • Catalog Number: 6274
  • Sales rank: 30,006

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glen Clark Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
Delbert McClinton Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Katz Piano, Hammond B3
Bob Britt Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Jack Bruno Drums
Stuart Duncan Mandolin, Violin
Anson Funderburgh Electric Guitar, Soloist, Fills
Kenny Malone Percussion
Kevin McKendree Piano, Hammond B3
Gary Nicholson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
James Pennebaker Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Soloist
Mike Joyce Bass
Tom Hambridge Drums
Technical Credits
Delbert McClinton Composer, Producer
Al Anderson Composer
Bruce Channel Composer
Glen Clark Composer, Producer
Rob Fraboni Mastering
Gary Nicholson Composer, Producer
Jeff Silbar Composer
Tom Hambridge Composer
Rob Roy Parnell Composer
Wendy Goldstein Management
Patrick Granado Engineer
David Hickey Booking
Clay McClinton Composer
Christian Berry Concept
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously