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Definitive Collection
     

The Definitive Collection

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by Delbert McClinton
 
In 1999, Hip-O Records, the reissue arm of Universal Music, issued a Delbert McClinton title in its Ultimate Collection series that contained 18 tracks and spanned McClinton's solo career from 1975 to 1997. Seven years later, Hip-O has taken another crack at a McClinton best-of for its The Definitive Collection series and improved on that earlier disc.

Overview

In 1999, Hip-O Records, the reissue arm of Universal Music, issued a Delbert McClinton title in its Ultimate Collection series that contained 18 tracks and spanned McClinton's solo career from 1975 to 1997. Seven years later, Hip-O has taken another crack at a McClinton best-of for its The Definitive Collection series and improved on that earlier disc. (In the interim, there was also a 12-track McClinton compilation as part of the discount-priced 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series and a good covers set, Genuine Rhythm & the Blues.) The Definitive Collection includes 17 of the 18 tracks found on Ultimate Collection, the only exception being "Shot from the Saddle," and the newer disc adds another five tracks, including McClinton's famous harmonica performance on the 1962 Bruce Channel hit "Hey Baby" and the Delbert & Glen chart entry "I Received a Letter." That makes The Definitive Collection the most comprehensive McClinton compilation yet, but it still isn't definitive, much less ultimate. The problem is that McClinton has been on too many record labels, and while Hip-O has licensed material from Atlantic and Capitol to go along with material from Smash, Clean, ABC, Capricorn, and Alligator that apparently now resides in the Universal vaults or was otherwise acquired, there is still one important part of his discography missing. McClinton's 1990s tenure on Curb Records isn't here, meaning that such songs as "Every Time I Roll the Dice" and "Tell Me About It" are not included. (Neither is the Capitol recording of "Good Man, Good Woman," McClinton's Grammy-winning duet with Bonnie Raitt, or anything from his affiliation with New West that started in 2001.) The best of Delbert McClinton still hasn't been captured on a single CD, but this is the closest anyone has come so far.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/04/2006
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602498576663
catalogNumber:
000687302
Rank:
26817

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delbert McClinton   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Bruce Channel   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Barry Beckett   Producer
Benmont Tench   Composer
Randall Bramblett   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Thomas Cain   Composer
Chip Young   Producer
Emory Gordy   Producer
Bruce Iglauer   Producer
John Jarvis   Composer
J. Alan Moore   Producer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Alan Rush   Composer
Johnny Sandlin   Producer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Bill Bentley   Liner Notes
Don Wise   Producer
Margaret Cobb   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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