Nothing Personal

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Three years and a new label later, Delbert McClinton is back, and the good news is that Nothing Personal raises the bar, one-upping the artist’s previous triumphs. He enlists Iris DeMent to help put the hurt on a prototypical honky-tonk weeper, "Birmingham Tonight," and Bekka Bramlett to add some saucy twang to the boudoir blues of "All Night Long," but mostly this is Delbert front and center, and it's beautiful. Playing guitar, organ, and of course the most soulful harmonica this side of James Cotton, McClinton serves up raw, sizzling electric blues spiced with wry, self-deprecating humor "Livin' It Down"; gets funky on "Desperation"; and offers an engaging homage to ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Three years and a new label later, Delbert McClinton is back, and the good news is that Nothing Personal raises the bar, one-upping the artist’s previous triumphs. He enlists Iris DeMent to help put the hurt on a prototypical honky-tonk weeper, "Birmingham Tonight," and Bekka Bramlett to add some saucy twang to the boudoir blues of "All Night Long," but mostly this is Delbert front and center, and it's beautiful. Playing guitar, organ, and of course the most soulful harmonica this side of James Cotton, McClinton serves up raw, sizzling electric blues spiced with wry, self-deprecating humor "Livin' It Down"; gets funky on "Desperation"; and offers an engaging homage to Jimmy Reed on the pragmatic, steady-rolling "Nothing Lasts Forever," complete with a low-rent studio sound à la Vee-Jay, circa 1955. Nothing tops the deeply introspective moments here, especially when McClinton's earthy, raspy voice assays the detritus left in the wake of a departed lover in the Tex-Mex-flavored ballad, "When Rita Leaves." There are 13 elegant tracks in all, and Delbert brings it home on each one.
All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
McClinton's first outing for the independent Austin label New West, Nothing Personal features more of the Texan harp player's loose blend of rock, blues, and honky tonk. He penned all the cuts here, sometimes in tandem with producer Gary Nicholson and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fame Tench also sits in on keyboards for a few cuts. The lyrical concerns take in the usual stories of love and its travails, which McClinton consistently phrases in his own rough-hewn yet sweet way. He also contributes some of his ace harmonica work to several of the tracks. The selections feature McClinton's standard variety, ranging from barroom rockers like "Squeeze Me" and the vintage country side "Birmingham Tonight" to the south-of-the-border ballad "When Rita Leaves." Another fine release from one of Texas' best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2001
  • Label: New West Records
  • UPC: 607396602421
  • Catalog Number: 6024
  • Sales rank: 65,518

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Livin' It Down - Lynn Williams (2:41)
  2. 2 Gotta Get It Worked On - Mark Jordan (4:01)
  3. 3 When Rita Leaves - Johnny Lee Schell (4:37)
  4. 4 Squeeze Me In (2:54)
  5. 5 Birmingham Tonight - Tommy Spurlock (3:59)
  6. 6 Baggage Claim (3:28)
  7. 7 All Night Long - Mark Jordan (4:05)
  8. 8 Don't Leave Home Without It (3:39)
  9. 9 Desperation (3:23)
  10. 10 Nothin' Lasts Forever (3:04)
  11. 11 Read Me My Rights - Mark Jordan (4:39)
  12. 12 All There Is of Me (5:36)
  13. 13 Watchin' the Rain (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Delbert McClinton Primary Artist, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Iris DeMent Vocal Harmony
Rick Vito Electric Guitar
Benmont Tench Piano, chamberlain
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
John Cowan Vocal Harmony
Richard Dodd Tambourine
Ricky Fataar Drums
George Hawkins Bass
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Kevin McKendree Keyboards
Gary Nicholson Slide Guitar
Johnny Lee Schell Electric Guitar
Todd Sharp Electric Guitar
Tommy Spurlock Steel Guitar
Terry Townson Trumpet
Lynn Williams Drums
Mark Jordan Organ
Technical Credits
Delbert McClinton Producer
Neal Cappellino Engineer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Gary Nicholson Producer
Don Smith Engineer
Erik Wolf Mastering
Glenn Sweitzer Art Direction
Luke Wooten Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Delbert McClinton's Still Got It!

    Delbert McClinton may never record a truly great album - he's come close a couple of times - but he'll never make a bad one. The sixty-year-old Texan has been making music for forty years, and if his blend of classic rhythm & blues, country, and rock & roll is not highly original, its never less than believable and sincere. Blessed with a solid set of pipes, McClinton is still one of the finest white r&b singers of the last few decades. He also plays a mean harmonica (He gave pointers on the instrument to a young John Lennon in 1962, prior to the recording of the Beatles' first single). ''Nothing Personal'' is one of the best albums of McClinton's long career. He wrote or co-wrote all thirteen songs, with the opening ''Livin' It Down,'' ''When Rita Leaves'' and ''Birmingham Tonight'' this listener's favorites. There is no groundbreaking music here, but that's besides the point. Most artists would be glad to make music this gritty, real and fun at any point in their careers. The closest that Delbert McClinton ever came to a hit single was over two decades ago, when '' Givin' It Up For Your Love'' almost climbed the charts. Given current tastes, nothing here is going to change that. Delbert has also had bad luck with record companies, as several have folded or reorganized with McClinton's latest recording barely on the streets. He's on a new, independent label with ''Nothing Personal'' and I'll keep my fingers crossed for him. Certainly McClinton's fans will want to own this, but anyone who enjoys well-crafted, soulful r&b and rock will enjoy ''Nothing Personal.''

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