Circus, September 14, 1978

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Elvis jams with honky tonk heroes


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For a guy who's not exactly a star yet, honky tonk bluesman Delbert McClinton sure attracts more than his share of same whenever he plays New York City. On his most recent visit to the Apple's Lone Star Cafe — a citybilly C&W hangout — Delbert was joined onstage by R&B songwriting legend Otis Blackwell for a duet on "Don't Be Cruel" (one of the classics Blackwell penned for Elvis Presley), and then both men were joined by New Wave iconoclast Elvis Costello (who first sat in with McClinton in a Dallas roadhouse last year) for a blues jam that lasted well into the a.m.

On the second night of Delbert's stand, Bette Midler showed up to cheer him on, and so did John Belushi — who jumped onstage in his Animal House pullover for a soulful stab at the Sam Cooke oldie, "A Change Is Gonna Come." Belushi, of course, is no stranger to this sort of thing: He and "Blues Brother" Dan Aykroyd frequently turn up around town for an impromptu blow with visiting bands. And what's that like? Well, according to Roomful of Blues frontman Duke Robillard, who had an opportunity to observe the devastating duo at close range not too long ago: "That's the worst harp-playing I've ever heard."

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Circus, September 14, 1978


Circus reports on EC's guest appearance with Delbert McClinton, Tuesday, July 25, 1978, Lone Star Cafe, New York.

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Photo by Stephanie Chernikowski.
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