Picks and Pans Review: The Texas Connection

updated 06/25/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/25/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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The latest installment of this Lone Star music anthology mounts a wonderful double bill. Backed by an economical but adept band, Delbert McClinton presents a tantalizing three-song helping of his roadhouse rock. After 30 years of performing, he's got his bluesy style baked to spicy crisp. Not since the '70s heydays of Boz Scaggs and Frankie Miller has there been a white soul singer this genuine and affecting.

McClinton's tough to follow, but Austin's W.C. Clark delivers a heartfelt set of horn-bolstered blues. The Texas Connection has never sounded so good, not even when Commander Cody tore it up.

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