Arkansongs: Jimmy McCracklin

May 6, 2016

Despite being a native of present-day Helena-West Helena, Jimmy McCracklin came to embody the West Coast blues sound with his keyboard playing and faster song tempos. His more than half-century in music -- and writing songs like “The Walk,” “The Drag,” “The Wobble,” “Think,” “Tramp” and more -- solidified McCracklin’s reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter. It’s Phillips County native Jimmy McCracklin on this week’s “Arkansongs.”

Jimmy McCracklin