Mighty Sam McClain

Mighty Sam McClain

 Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

"Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey)", Mighty Sam's newest project is here . It is a soulful, unique blend of Soul, Blues, R&B, Gospel with funky guitars and horns -- just what the audiences ordered -- with great backup, this music is slammin' testimony. Original Soul/Blues & Gospel Funk!


Mighty Sam McClain's early success was in the mid-sixties with Don Gibson's, "Sweet Dreams". It propelled this small town Louisiana boy to a stint at the Apollo Theatre. He recorded singles at Muscle Schoals Fame studio--"Fannie May", "In the Same Old Way" and many others on the Amy, Atlantic, Malaco and Bell labels. Moving from Nashville to New Orleans in successive years found him doing menial jobs, sleeping outdoors and selling his plasma to survive. The Neville Brothers were instrumental in giving him a base to regroup and a invitation to do a tour in Japan in1989 set him on track again. The resulting "Live In Japan" is a much sought after recording. An invitation to be on a Hubert Sumlin project in the early 90's increased his visability. But not until his move to New England (Boston) in 1992 did he get a solid band under him and presented his music "Give It Up To Love" to Joe Harley at AudioQuest Records. He went on to record four additional CDs for them and two CDs for Telarc when AQ folded "Blues for the Soul" (2000) and "Sweet Dreams" in 2001. With international and national appearances he has built a following, especially since his 1998 song, "New Man in Town" ("Journey"- 1998) was used in 12 episodes of David Kelley's "Ally McBeal". Presently Sam operates McClain Productions from his home in Epping, NH and released his first solo production, "One More Bridge To Cross" in 2003. Since then he has released, "Betcha Didn't Know" and "Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) which was nominated in 2013 by the Blues Foundation as "Song & Album of hte Year" and Mighty Sam as "Soul/Blues Male Artist".

 His international work inclludes two CDs  produced by Erik Hillestad "Scent of Reunion -- Love Duets Acrross Civilizations" & "Deeper Tone of Longing -- Love Duets Across Civilizations". Both duets with Mahs Vadhat, Iranian folk singer . She sings in Farsi and Sam sings in , well, "sam". He has also recorded two CDs with the music arranger of the mentioned CDs. Master guitar innovater a, Knut Reiersrud and Mighty Sam Recorded "One Dropo is Plent" in 2012 and just recorded, "Friends Living in the Key of G" to be released in August 2016,

"The Soul of Americal" is his European title, but he is, just as the lyrics he wrote, "I'm a singer, a man with a song...and I've got a message for you"


Betcha Didn't Know -- Miaghty Music -2005
One More Bridge To Cross --Mighty Music - 2003
Sweet Dreams - Telarc- 2001
Blues For The Soul - Telarc - 2000
Malaco - Mr & Mrs Untrue / boxed set - 2000
Mighty Sam, Papa True Love, The Amy Sessions
Sundazed - 2000
Soul Survivor- The Best of Mighty Sam - AQ - 1999
Joy and Pain- Live- CrossCut Records - 1998
Journey - AQ Music - 1998
Keep On Movin - JVC/CRX - 1997
Give It Up To Love - JVC/CRX - 1997
Sledgehammer Soul & Down Home Blues - Song lists from most recent workAQ -1996
Keep On Movin - AQ Music - 1995
Blues Master - AQ Music - 1995
Give It Up To Love- AQ Music- 1993
Mighty Sam -Nothing But The Truth - Charley- 1988
Hubert Sumlilns Blues Party - Black Top - 1988
Live In japan - Dead Ball - 1986
Your Perfect Companion - Orleans - 1986
Mighty Soul, Mighty Sam - Soul City - 1984
Malaco Best Collection - 1980
Pray/ Dancin to the Music of Love- Orleans - 1994
Mr. & Mrs. Untrue/Never Too Busy - Malaco- 1971
Evil Woman/Your Love is Amazing - Atlantic -1970
I've Got Enough Heartaches/ Lovebones- Atlantic 1970
I Who Have Nothing/Papa True Love - Amy - 1968
I Just Came To Get My Baby Out of Jail/ Baby Come On Home - Amy-1968
When She Touches Me / Just Like Old Times -
Amy- 1967
In The Same Old Way/ Silent Tears- Amy - 1967
Talk To Me/ Need A Lot Of Lovin- Amy- 1967
I'm A Man/ Georgia Pines - Amy - 1966
Fannie May/Badmouthin - Amy - 1966
Sweet Dreams / Your Good Humor Man- Amy -1966

Set List

Song lists are from MSM's most recent recording