Mighty Sam McClain
Mighty Sam McClain was born in Monroe, LA in 1943. He made career stops in Pensacola, Muscle Shoals, and Nashville before settling in New Orleans. With a deep grainy baritone, reminiscent of Bobby Bland’s, McClain has sung his way into contention as a major leaguer.Share
On his solo album, “Your Perfect Companion”, McClain brings a New Orleans flavor to the blues. Backed by local musicians, including Cyril Neville on drums, McClain sings with a gruff forcefulness that underlines the syncopated rhythms but turns tenderly romantic when required. Each of the original songs by McClain and producer Carlo Ditta contains some blunt straight talk, delivered with punchy growls, and some melodic crooning, delivered with an expansive purr.
The Washington Post, 1988
The Perfect Companion CD is available from the Louisiana Music Factory. The original Perfect Companion Album as well as the single “Pray”, are also available in vinyl from the Louisiana Music Factory.
“The original 5-songs from the 1986 vinyl release with an added sixth track, the 1984 single release Pray. Your Perfect Companion brings a New Orleans flavor to the blues, with a gruff forcefulness that underlines the syncopated rhythms.”
Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post