Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Victim of Life's Circumstances
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Rock
1997 two-on-one featuring the first two albums the country honky tonkin' soul man released for the ABC label, 1975's 'Victim Of Life's Circumstances' & 1976's 'Genuine Cowhide',plus four from his ABC LP 'Love Rustler' as b... more »
1997 two-on-one featuring the first two albums the country honky tonkin' soul man released for the ABC label, 1975's 'Victim Of Life's Circumstances' & 1976's 'Genuine Cowhide',plus four from his ABC LP 'Love Rustler' as bonus tracks: 'Love Rustler', 'Let Love Come Between Us', 'Under Suspicion' & 'Some People'. 27 tracks total & a playing timeof over 77 minutes! A Raven release.
King of the Modern Honky-Tonk
Gary Popovich | Chesterfield, VA USA | 09/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Delbert McClinton has always stayed true to his roots - he specializes in a rock/Memphis blues/country hybrid that is at once high-energy, passionate, and crowd-pleasing without sacrificing his vision or integrity. This CD is actually a combination of two LP's from the mid-70's, along with a few bonus tracks. My own favorites are 'Victim Of Life's Circumstances' (as good a honky-tonk song as you'll ever hear), the oft-covered 'Two More Bottles of Wine', and 'Blue Monday.' This is a great album to play at a party to get people up dancing - which what you'll be doing all night long if you ever get to see Delbert live."
Really classic Delbert
kevnm | Costa Mesa, CA United States | 01/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are the albums my friend Jim turned me on to in the 70s. Delbert defines the juncture of Blues and country in a way that's reminiscent of the early Sun Records, without being Rockabilly or retro. It's Southern, white soul, I guess. It's wonderful whatever you call it. If anything, Delbert's recordings get better and better, but these early recordings are a great indication of where he came from, and are personal favorites of mine. Note the cover of "Victim of Life's Circumstances": that poor condom's been in the wallet so long it's worn a ring in the leather. Those are some hard times, bub, but Delbert transforms them into a rollicking good time."