Wednesday, September 14, 2016

O. B. McClinton



Obie Burnett McClinton *25-04-1940 Senatobia, MS, +23-09-1987
3rd version

By Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Michel Ruppli, Goran Adolph

SESSIONS
1963 unknown – O.B. McClinton as Oboe
001 SOB 63-189 TRADIN' STAMPS Bele Street 1001 Savoy 1619
002 SOB 63-190 MOTHER-IN-LAW TROUBLE Bele Street 1001 Savoy 1619
December 1963 unknown – O.B. McClinton as Oboe
003 GW 121063A THE DAY THE WORLD CRIED, part 1 Goldwax 102
004 GW 121063B THE DAY THE WORLD CRIED, part 2 Goldwax 102 
1964 unknown – O.B. McClinton as Oboe with The Keys
005 SHE'S BETTER THAN YOU Goldwax 104
006 TOO SLOW  Goldwax 104
1966 unknown – O.B. McClinton as Oboe
007 6680 TRYING TO MAKE IT Goldwax 304
008 6681 I'M JUST THAT KIND OF FOOL FOR YOU Goldwax 304
1971 Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN   – O.B. McClinton (O.B. McClinton [vcl], Chip Young [el gt], Curly Chalker/Weldon Myrick [steel], Henry Strzelecki/Junior Huskey [bass],  Jerry Carrigan [drums], Ronnie Oats [piano], Farrel Morris [percussion], Bergen White, Buzz Cason, Carol Montgomery [bck vcl]. Producer: Jim Malloy)
009 EM-00624 COUNTRY MUSIC, THAT'S MY THING Enterprise ENA-9033/ENS 1023
010 EM-00625 SAN BERNARDINO  ENA-9033/ENS 1023
011 EM-00807 BAD GUYS DON'T ALWAYS WEAR BLACK HATS ENA-9040/ENS 1023
012 EM-00816 THE BALLAD OF A STAMP LICKER ENA-9040/ENS 1023
013 YOU ONLY WANT ME FOR MY BODY ENS 1023
ca late 1971 Monument  Recording Studio, 114 17th Ave. South, Nashville,  TN   – O.B. McClinton (O.B. McClinton [vcl], Chip Young [el gt], Jerry Shook [rh gt], Pete Wade [rh gt], Curly Chalker [steel],  Henry Strzelecki [bass],  Jerry Carrigan [drums], Tommy Jackson/Buddy Spicher [fiddle-1], Ronnie Oats [piano], Bergen White, Buzz Cason, Carol Montgomery [bck vcl]. Producer: Jim Malloy)
014 EM-00868 DEEP IN THE HEART OF ME Enterprise ENA 9044/ENS 1023 
015 EM-00869 SLIP AWAY ENA 9044/ENS 1023 
016 THE FEELING IS RIGHT -1 ENS 1023 
017 AND THE TIME IS RIGHT NOW ENS 1023 
018 OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE ENS 1023 
019 YOURS LOVE ENS 1023 
ca March 1972 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton
020 ES-00958  SIX PACK OF TROUBLE ENA-9051/ENS 1029
021 ES-00959 YOU DON'T LOVE ME  ENA-9051
ca August 1972 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton (Producer: O.B. McClinton and Tommy Strong)
022 ES-01082 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN' ON ME  ENA-9059
023 ES-01083 DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU ENA-9059/ENS-1029
ca January 1973 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton (Producer: O.B. McClinton and Tommy Strong)
024 ES-01129 MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLIN' DOWN ENA-9062/ENS 1029
025 ES-01130 MUSIC CITY, TENNESSEE  ENA-9062
ca May 1973 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton (O.B. McClinton [vcl], Chip Young [gt], Jerry Shook [gt], Pete Wade [gt], Weldon Myrick [steel], Henry Strzelecki [bass], Jerry Carrigan [drums], Buddy Spicher [fiddle], Jerry Whitehurst/Jerry Smith [piano]. Producer: O.B. McClinton and Tommy Strong)
026 ES-01200 I WISH IT WOULD RAIN ENA-9070/ENS 1029
027 ES-01201 OBIE FROM SENATOBIE  ENA-9070/ENS 1029
028 SHE'S THAT KIND ENS 1029
029 SOMETIMES I LIKE TO BE ALONE ENS 1029
030 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN ENS 1029
031 ES-01271 YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER ENA-9079
032 WALKING ON NEW GRASS ENS 1029
033 (IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG) I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT ENS 1029
034 ES-01215  THE UNLUCKIEST SONGWRITER IN NASHVILLE ENS-9084/ENS 1029
035 ES-01272 LET ME LOVE YOU LIKE I WANT TO  ENA-9079
1973 [live] unknown – O. B. McClinton (O.B. McClinton [vcl], David M. Yettner[ld gt], Darrell McCall [rh gt], Michel L. Overby [steel],  Terry E. Yarbrough [bass], Henry M. Humsinger [fiddle],  Larry Robertson/Henry Strzelecki [drums]. Producer: O.B. McClinton, Tommy Strong)
03501 DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU ENS 1037
03502 THE LORD KNOWS I'M DRINKING ENS 1037
03503 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN ENS 1037
03504 HOLLYWOOD STAR ENS 1037
03505 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME ENS 1037
03506 IS ANYBODY GOIN' TO SAN ANTONE ENS 1037
03507 I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'VE STOPPED LOVING ME ENS 1037
03508 (I'M SO) AFRAID OF LOSING YOU AGAIN ENS 1037
03509 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING ENS 1037
03510 HEARTBREAK HOTEL ENS 1037
03511 DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU ENS 1037
ca August 1973 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton
036 I WANT YOU IN THE MORNING ENA-9084/ENS 1029
ca December 1973 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton  (Producer: Larry Butler)
037 ES-01399 SOMETHING BETTER ENA 9091/ENS 7506
038 ES-01400 I'D RATHER BE A STRANGER  ENA 9091
ca April 1974 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton  (Producer: Larry Butler)
039 ES-01490 IF YOU LOVED HER THAT WAY ENA 9100/ENS 7506
040 CLEAN YOUR OWN TABLES ENS 7506
041 GOODBYE ENS 7506
042 I STILL GO TO MEMPHIS IN MY MIND ENS 7506
043 IT GETS LONESOME ENS 7506
044 SLIPPIN' AWAY ENS 7506
045 HALLELUJAH ENS 7506
046 LEAN ON ME ENA 9107 ENA 9108 /ENS 7506
047 DIXIE (SHE WAS MAMA TO ME) ENS 7506
048 MR. MILLER'S GRANDDAUGHTER ENA 9100/ENS 7506
ca July 1974 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton  (Producer: Larry Butler)
049 BLIND, CRIPPED AND CRAZY ENA-9107  ENA 9110
050 YOURS AND MINE ENA 9108
051 LITTLE BOY BLUE  ENA-9110
5 September 1975 Mercury Custom Recording Studio, 1512 Hawkins St., Nashville 3, TN – O.B. McClinton
052 2-52296 JUST IN CASE  Mercury 73720
053 2-52297 SHE’LL NEVER BE THAT EASY 73777
054 2-52298 YOU'RE DYNAMITE  73720
19 November 1975 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton (Producer: Jerry Kennedy)
055 2-52309 HAPPY HOLIDAY INN, NORTH ROOM 109  73817
056 2-52310 IT¢S SO GOOD LOVIN¢ YOU  73777¨
057 2-52311 LET’S LET'S JUST CELEBRATE THE TEMPORARY 73861
December 1975 Nashville, TN – O. B. McClinton [purchased master]
058 2-52323/2-52419* [edited]  BLACK SPECK 73817 
28 September 1976 Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton
059 2-52475 SWEET THANK  73861
060 2-52476 PAM   unissued
061 2-52477 SHE’S GOT THAT GOOD MORNING IN HER EYE unissued
062 2-52478 I SECOND THAT EMOTION  unissued
ca. March 1977 Nashville, TN – O. B. McClinton (Producer: Ron Chancey)
063 29471 COUNTRY ROOTS Dot DO-17704
064 29472 TAK TO MY CHILDREN’S MAMA DO-17735
065 29473 (PTA) PART-TIME ASSOCIATION DO-17704 DO-17735
ca. June 1977 Nashville, TN – O. B. McClinton (Producer: Ron Chancey)
066 29561 CATFISH BATES DO-17719
067 29562 WHO'S MAKING LOVE  DO-17719
ca April 1978 poss. Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton
068 HELLO THIS IS ANNA Epic 8-50563
069 LET'S GET IT ON Epic 8-50563
070 NATURAL LOVE Epic 8-50620
071 I CAN'T GET OVER LAST NIGHT Epic 8-50620
ca February 1979 poss. Columbia Recording Studio, 34 Music Sq. East, Nashville, TN – O.B. McClinton (Producer: Buddy Killen)
072 THE REAL THING  Epic 8-50698
073 THE CRACK OF DAWN  Epic 8-50698
074 SOAP Epic 8-50749
075 MISS SARA LEE  Epic 8-50749
1980 Nashville, TN - O.B. McClinton (Producer: Nelson Larkin, Earl Conley)
076 COWBOY NATIONAL ANTHEM Lakeshore LSM 911  
077 NOT EXACTLY FREE Sunbird SBR 7554/Lakeshore LSM 911
078 DON'T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU Lakeshore LSM 911  
079 DON'T TRUST A COWBOY (WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE LOW) Lakeshore LSM 911
080 I'M JUST AN OLD CHUNK OF COAL Lakeshore LSM 911  
081 CALIFORNIA COWBOY Lakeshore LSM 911
082 FAMILY TRADITION Lakeshore LSM 911
083 ALL PURPOSE WOMAN Lakeshore LSM 911  
084 ELVIRA Lakeshore LSM 911
085 LONGING FOR THE HIGH Lakeshore LSM 911  
086 CHOCOLATE COWBOY Lakeshore LSM 911  
087 OLD FLAMES CAN'T HOLD A CANDLE TO YOU Lakeshore LSM 911  
088 THIS TIME I'VE HURT HER MORE (THAN SHE LOVES ME) Lakeshore LSM 911
089 MAMAS DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS Lakeshore LSM 911  
090 LOOKING FOR LOVE Lakeshore LSM 911  
091 CROSSEYED CLYDE Lakeshore LSM 911  
092 DON'T JUDGE A COWBOY BY HIS BOOTS Lakeshore LSM 911  
093 LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE COWGIRLS Lakeshore LSM 911  
094 WALKING AFTER KIM Sunbird SBR 7554/Lakeshore LSM 911  
095 BLANKET ON THE GROUND Lakeshore LSM 911 
1984 unknown - O.B. McClinton
096 HONKY TONK TAN Moonshine MS-3024
097 unknown title  Moonshine MS-3024
prob. 1985 unknown - O.B. McClinton
098 SOAP Suffolk SMI1-104
099 HEY GOOD LOOKIN' Suffolk SMI1-104
100 LADY DIANA Suffolk SMI1-104
101 SWINGIN' Suffolk SMI1-104  
102 BOP Suffolk SMI1-104  
103 AMERICAN MADE Suffolk SMI1-104  
104 (DON'T MESS WITH) MY TOOT TOOT Suffolk SMI1-104  
105 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING' Suffolk SMI1-104  
106 BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS Suffolk SMI1-104
107 I CAN´T  STOP LOVING YOU Suffolk SMI1-105
108 BORN TO LOOSE Suffolk SMI1-105
109 MAKIN´ BELIEVE Suffolk SMI1-105
110 COLD, COLD HEART Suffolk SMI1-105  
111 DON´T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU Suffolk SMI1-105  
112 THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING Suffolk SMI1-105  
113 I CAN´T HELP IT Suffolk SMI1-105
114 KING OF THE ROAD Suffolk SMI1-105  
115 RED ROSES FOR A BLUE LADY Suffolk SMI1-105 
1986 unknown  – O.B. McClinton
116 EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT OL' HERB (THE WHOPPER SONG) Track 1212
1986 unknown - O.B. McClinton
117 BACK TO SENATOBIA Columbia S.P. P 20336 
118 TABLE FOR TWO Columbia S.P. P 20336 
119 BACK ROAD INTO TOWN Columbia S.P. P 20336 
120 ME OR MIKE Columbia S.P. P 20336 
121 TAKIN´ A REST Columbia S.P. P 20336 
122 ROBOT MAN Columbia S.P. P 20336
123 LOVE CONNECTION Columbia S.P. P 20336 
124 NEW YORK TIMES Columbia S.P. P 20336 
125 WHICH HAND DO YOU TAKE Columbia S.P. P 20336 
126 HONKY TONK TAN Columbia S.P. P 20336
tracks above may have been issued in 1986 on album O.B. McClinton on Hometown label
late 1986 Chelsea Recording Studio, Brentwood, TN - O.B. McClinton (O.B. McClinton [vcl], Pete Bordonali [ld/ac gt], Fred Newell [ld gt], Lloyd Green [steel/dobro], Ralph Childs [bass], Gene Chrisman [drums], Buddy Spicher [fiddle], Rodger Morris/Tony Magliore [keyboards]. Producer: Andy DiMartino)
127 TURN THE MUSIC ON  Epic 34-06682/FE 40674
128 THE ONLY ONE  Epic FE 40674
129 LOVE BREAK  Epic FE 40674
130 MY E.S.P.  Epic FE 40674
131 STILL A WANTED MAN  Epic 34-07124/FE 40674  
132 (COUNTRY MUSIC IS) AMERICAN SOUL  Epic 34-06682/FE 40674  
133 LOVE IS LIKE A LEAF IN THE WIND  Epic FE 40674  
134 GOOD MORNING LOVE LOOK  Epic FE 40674  
135 I LOVE YOUR FACE  Epic 34-07124/FE 40674  
136 I WON'T LET YOU GET OVER ME  Epic FE 40674


ALBUMS
Enterprise ENS-1023  O.B.McClinton Country:  Deep In The Heart Of Me;  Slip Away;  The Feeling Is Right;  And The Time Is Right Now;  Okie From Muskogee;  Yours Love;  Ballad Of A Stamp Licker;  San Bernardino;  Country Music, That's My Thing;  You Only Want Me For My Body;  Bad Guys Don't Always Wear Black Hats – 03-72
Enterprise ENS-1029 Obie From Senatobie: I Want You In The Morning; Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You; She's That Kind; My Whole World Is Falling Down; Sometimes I Like To Be Alone; I Wish It Would Rain; Today I Started Loving You Again; Walking On New Grass; (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right; Obie From Senatobie; Six Pack Of Trouble; The Unluckiest Songwriter In Nashville – 05-73
Enterprise ENS-1037 O.B. McClinton Live At Randy's Rodeo: Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You; The Lord Knows I'm Drinking; Today I Started Loving You Again; Hollywood Star; All I Have To Offer You Is Me; Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone; I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me; (I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again; Kiss An Angel Good Morning; Heartbreak Hotel; Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You - 73
Enterprise ENS-7506 If You Loved Her That Way: If You Loved Her That Way; Clean Your Own Tables; Goodbye; I Still Go To Memphis In My Mind; It Gets Lonesome; Slippin' Away; Something Better; Hallelujah; Lean On Me; Dixie (She Was Mama To Me); Mr. Miller's Granddaughter - 74
Lakeshore Music LSM-911 The Chocolate Cowboy: Cowboy National Anthem; Not Exactly Free; Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You; Don't Trust A Cowboy; I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal; California Cowboy; Family Tradition; All Purpose Woman; Elvira; Longing For The High; Chocolate Cowboy; Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You; This Time I've Hurt Her More (Than She Loves Me); Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys; Looking For Love; Crosseyed Clyde; Don't Judge A Cowboy By His Boots; Let's Hear It For The Cowgirls; Walking After Kim; Blanket On The Ground – 81
Brylen BN-4409 O.B.: Cowboy National Anthem; Not Exactly Free; Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You; Don't Trust A Cowboy; I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal; California Cowboy; Family Tradition; All Purpose Woman; Elvira; Longing For The High 82 (tracks from LSM 911)
Hometown/Suffolk Marketing  SMI-1-104-H O.B. Mcclinton. Album No. 1: Soap; Hey Good Lookin'; Lady Diana; Swingin'; Bop; American Made; (Don't Mess With) My Toot Toot; Kiss An Angel Good Morning'; Battle Of New Orleans – 86
Hometown/Suffolk Marketing  SMI-1-105-H O.B. Mcclinton. Album No. 2: I Can´t  Stop Loving You;Born To Loose;Makin´ Believe;Cold, Cold Heart; Don´t Let The Green Grass Fool You; There Goes My Everything; I Can´t Help It; King Of The Road; Red Roses For A Blue Lady - 86
Hometown ? O.B.McClinton: Back To Senatobia; Table For Two; Back Road Into Town; Me Or Mike; Takin´ A Rest; Robot Man; Love Connection; New York Times; Which Hand Do You Take; Honky Tonk Tan – 86 (reissued on CBS Special Products P 20336 Just For You on March 1, 1988)
Epic FE-40674 The Only One: Turn The Music On; The Only One; Love Break; My E.S.P.; Still A Wanted Man; (Country Music Is) American Soul; Love Is Like A Leaf In The Wind; Good Morning Love Look; I Love Your Face; I Won't Let You Get Over Me – 23-02-87 (reissued on CSP P-20335 on March 1, 1988)


SINGLES
Bele Street (1963) as Oboe
1001 Tradin' Stamps / Mother-In-Law Trouble – 63 (also on Savoy 1619 in June 1963)
Goldwax  (1965-66)   as Oboe           
102 The Day The World Cried, part 1 / The Day The World Cried, part 2 – 01-64
104 She's Better Than You / Too Slow - 64
304 Trying To Make It / I'm Just That Kind Of Fool For You – 04-66
Enterprise  (1971-74, subsidiary of Stax)             
ENA-9033 Country Music, That's My Thing / San Bernardino – 06-71
ENA-9040 Bad Guys Don't Always Wear Black Hats / Ballad Of A Stamp Licker – 11-71                               
ENA-9044 Deep In The Heart Of Me / Slip Away – 02-72
ENA-9051 Six Pack Of Trouble / You Don't Love Me - 05-72
ENA-9059 Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You / Lay A Little Lovin' On Me - 09-72                              
ENA-9062 My Whole World Is Fallin' Down / Music City, Tennessee - 02-73
ENA-9070 I Wish It Would Rain / Obie From Senatobie - 05-73 (rev. June 9)
ENA-9079 You Don't Miss Your Water / Let Me Love You Like I Want To – 08-73
ENA-9084 The Unluckiest Songwriter In Nashville / I Want You In The Morning - 11-73  (rev. Nov. 17)                            
ENA-9091 Something Better / I'd Rather Be A Stranger  - 01-74
ENA-9100 If You Loved Her That Way / Mister Miller's Granddaughter - 05-74                                  
ENA-9107 Blind, Cripped And Crazy / Lean On Me - 74
ENA-9108 Yours And Mine / Lean On Me - 11-74 (rev. Nov. 30)
ENA-9110 Little Boy Blue / Blind, Cripped And Crazy - 01-75
Mercury (1975-76)               
73720 Just In Case / Woman, You're Dynamite - 09-75
73777 It's So Good Loving / She'll Never Be That Easy – 18-02-76
73817 Happy Day Inn North (Room 309) / Black Speck – 11-06-76
73861 Let's Just Celebrate The Temporary / Sweet Thang - 10-76    
ABC-Dot (1977)                 
DO-17704 Country Roots / (PTA) Part-Time Association – 10-05-77        
DO-17719 Catfish Bates /  Who's Making Love - 08-77
DO-17735 (PTA) Part-Time Association / Talk To My Children's Mama – 22-11-77                                  
Epic  (1978-79)                
8-50563 Hello This Is Anna / Let's Get It On – 23-05-78
8-50620 Natural Love / I Can't Get Over Last Night – 24-10-78
8-50698 The Real Thing / The Crack Of Dawn – 10-04-79
8-50749 Soap / Miss Sara Lee – 19-07-79
Sunbird  (1980)              
SBR 7554 Not Exactly Free / Walking After Kim - 08-80
Moonshine  (1984)             
MS-3024 Honky Tonk Tan / Honky Tonk Tan - 05-84 (poss. Promo only)
Track (1986)                                 
TK 1212 Everybody's Talking About Ol' Herb (The Whopper Song) / Everybody's Talking About Ol' Herb (The Whopper Song) - 86 (promo)                   
Epic   (1986)                
34-06682 Turn The Music On / American Soul - 01-87
34-07124 Still A Wanted Man / I Love Your Face - 05-87

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