Tommy McClennan was a remarkable blues singer performer, blessed with a clear, loud, strong voice that sang every word clearly and with power, he could move an audience with his emotional expressions. He was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on April 8, 1908. A mystery man among blues players of the old school, a biography of his life and death is yet to be fully given!
What makes this collection so enjoyable is McClennan's singing style on such numbers as "Brown Skin Girl," "Whiskey Head Woman," "She's Just Good Huggin Size," "New Sugar Mama," "My Baby's Gone," among others. This is a 21 selection CD collection, and every song showcases Tommy McClennan at his finest. "New Highway No. 51" is first class blues, and so is "My Little Girl."
Everything is perfect for Tommy McClennan's blue sounds on this fine collection. I enjoyed everything about the collection. "It's Hard To Be Lonesome" and "Katy Mae Blues" are two other fine blues songs in the collection.
If you want to know the sounds of Tommy McClennan and his special approach to blues, this collection will do it, and you will discover some fine blues music. A nice gift for any listener new to male blues singing from the 1930s.