Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Shotgun Rider" by Delbert McClinton

Song#:  0542
Date:  03/28/1981
Debut:  89
Peak:  70
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Blues-Rock

Shotgun Rider by Delbert McClinton on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  McClinton just got his first and only Top 10 hit the previous year with "Giving It Up for Your Love" (#8). This follow-up single from his "The Jealous Kind" album couldn't get out of the basement. This would be McClinton's final entry on the chart. He would continue to record albums and beginning with 1997's "One of the Fortunate Few," McClinton would have a series of LPs that would be hits on the Blues Albums chart. Four of them would reach #1.

ReduxReview: Well, this is no "Giving it Up." It's a well-done tune, but it doesn't sound like anything that would be a good single at the time. It has kind of a Springsteen-esque feel to it, especially with the sax solo. Good but a bit forgettable. The sax is the best part.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  In 1991, McClinton recorded a duet with Bonnie Raitt called "Good Man, Good Woman" from her hit album "Luck of the Draw" (#2). The duet nabbed a Grammy for Best Rock Performance, Duo or Group.


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