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Blak and Blu is the major-label debut studio album by Gary Clark, Jr., released on October 22, 2012. The album touches on a wide variety of traditionally black music genres, including soul ("Please Come Home"), hip-hop/R&B ("The Life"), Chuck Berry-esque rock and roll ("Travis County"), and Clark's trademark, blues ("When My Train Pulls In", "Numb", "Next Door Neighbor Blues").

Track listing[]

(All songs written by Gary Clark, Jr., except as noted).

  1. Ain't Messin 'Round - 4:09
  2. When My Train Pulls In (Gary Clark, Jr., Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Don Robey) - 7:45
  3. Blak and Blu - 4:06
  4. Bright Lights - 5:24
  5. Travis County - 3:38
  6. The Life - 5:05
  7. Glitter Ain't Gold (Jumpin' for Nothin') (Gary Clark, Jr., Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley, Ali Tamposi, Mike Elizondo) - 4:18
  8. Numb - 5:26
  9. Please Come Home - 4:16
  10. Things Are Changin' - 3:59
  11. Third Stone from the Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say (Jimi Hendrix/Little Johnny Taylor) - 9:37
  12. You Saved Me - 6:11
  13. Next Door Neighbor Blues - 3:01