November 4, 1940 in Lubbock
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Christian & Gospel
Delbert McClinton is a blues musician born 4 November 1940, in Lubbock, Texas. He honed his craft working in a bar band, The Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed. He made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel's 1962 hit "Hey Baby". On a tour of the UK with Channel, McClinton met a young John Lennon and advised him on his harmonica technique, resulting in the sound heard on the Beatles hit "Love Me Do".
Thoughts on Songs with Delbert McClinton
3 years ago
My interpretation is that he was deeply in love with Cherrie and he took a chance to bond with her by doing a crime with her. He later finds out that she has another lover and that she used him to get the money and to get back at what happened to her when "she took the blame". Not sure if she actually shot him in the chest or was he hurt so badly by love that it felt like he took a bullet in his chest? Hmmm? but then again, there was a gun that slid out of her purse!