DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS
Delaney & Bonnie – later called Delaney & Bonnie & Friends – was a rock/soul revue fronted by husband-and-wife singer/songwriters Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. Delaney Bramlett began his career in 1964 with two unsuccessful 45s recorded in Los Angeles. He became acquainted with Leon Russell and his "Oklahama Mafia", and became a "Shindog", the group appearing on the TV show "Shindig". In 1967 he met and married Bonnie Lynn, a former Ikette. The duo signed with Stax and in 1969 supported the first part of the Blind Faith's U.S. tour. Subsequently, Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Dave Mason declared that they were the "best group in the world". Backed by an excellent group with their "Friends":- Russell, Carl Radle (ex Colours), Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Price, Bobby Keys, Sandy Konikoff, Jim Keltner, etc. Delaney & Bonnie were suddenly very popular and toured constantly. Their records mix rock, white gospel, soul and blues with a solid rhythm section. On Tour, with Eric Clapton and Dave Mason is one of their best efforts, while the "Friends" in Motel Shot included Gram Parsons, Duane Allman and Ben Benay (ex Goldenrod). The duo's demise was no doubt due to an erratic management (they moved from Stax to Elektra to Atlantic and then to CBS in three years) together with the fact that when Leon Russell left he took their backing group for Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour. In 1972, the Bramletts split up and both went solo. The records of Delaney are out of this books scope, while Bonnie went on to work with Southern rock groups and released several albums on Capricorn Records with members of Allman Brothers Band. Jim Price and Bobby Keys later became the horn section for the Rolling Stones and Whitlock, Radle and Jim Gordon formed Derek and the Dominos with Eric Clapton and Duane Allman.
1969 - Far From the Madding Crowd
Delaney and Bonnie and Friends made a brief Anglo-Danish tour in December 1969, which Eric Clapton and George Harrison joined as anonymous guitarists. This is one of the final shows, at Copenhagen's Falkoner Theatre on 12 Decmber (not the 10th as stated on the cover). It is part of a two-disc set, with a DVD of black and white concert footage forming the other half. A clear recording of a rare concert with George Harrison.
TRACKS: 01. Poor Elijah - Tribute to Robert Johnson 02. I Don't Know Why 03. Where There's a Will, There's a Way 04. Special Life 05. I Don't Want to Discuss It 06. That's What My Man is For 07. Coming Home 08. Little Richard Medley
1970 - Live At The Fillmore West
TRACKS: 01. Things Get Better 02. I Don't Know Why 03. Will the Circle be Unbroken 04. Pour Your Love on Me 05. Just Plain Beautifull 06. Where There's a Will There's a Way 07. Crossroads 08. Special Life 09. Poor Elija - Ain't Nobody Here 10. Coming Home 11. Tutti Frurri - The Girl Can't Help It
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