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|Delaney & Bonnie|
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
The husband-and-wife duo of Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett created some of the most distinctive and unique music of the early 1970s, but their alchemical sound -- equal parts blue-eyed soul, blues, country, and gospel -- was of... more »
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The husband-and-wife duo of Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett created some of the most distinctive and unique music of the early 1970s, but their alchemical sound -- equal parts blue-eyed soul, blues, country, and gospel -- was often marginalized by the attention instead paid to the contributions of their famous "friends," including rock icons like Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and George Harrison. Included in Home are the songs 'It's Been a Long Time Coming' and 'Everybody Loves a Winner'. Ace. 2004.
Brian J. Greene | Durham, NC | 10/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If Gram Parsons (and, I would argue, Gene Clark) was the first musical artist to marry 1960's Rock and Roll with Country and Western, then Delaney & Bonnie may have been the first to marry Rock with Soul. Sounding like a white Otis Redding and Tina Turner (Bonnie was once an Ike-ette), and with Booker T. and the MGs backing them on most of the tracks, the mercurial couple rip through a set of heartfelt, gut-wrenching Southern soul, with some Rock and Roll Attitude. It's no wonder that after hearing this record, people like Eric Clapton and George Harrison were willing to drop what they were doing to be mere sidemen is Delaney & Bonnie's band. The sound is raw, the songs are great, and it is a great pleasure to listen to the singing of both Delaney and Bonnie, each of them being gifted vocalists. This is like Exile on Main St. meets Otis Redding's Greatest Hits."
Soulful Memphis Down-Home Gospel Groove
Shell-Zee | Long Island, NY | 11/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How could this one have passed me by thirty or so years ago. I was listening to Delaney & Bonnie On Tour with Eric Clapton in my dorm room back in 1969. And I even caught them live at the old Capital Theatre in Portchester, NY around early 1970. Believe it or not they were the headliners and the opening act was The Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Winter And. But I loved all of their stuff, especially To Bonnie From Delaney. I always thought of their act as a kind of "Blue-Eyed Soul" version of Ike & Tina Turnner. But this album, Home seems to have completely passed me by.
That is until now. How could I have not heard this somewhere, someplace? Stax records and their trademark Memphis Soul "house-band", (better known as Booker T & The MG's)....COME ON!!!...Where Was I????.......All I know is I'm sure glad I caught up with this Soulful Memphis Down-Home Gospel Groove EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!BABY THIS ROCKS.......CRANK IT UP!!!!!Delaney & Bonnie can compete with the likes of Ike & Tina and even Otis & Carla.
If you like Memphis Soul and want to hear the best......I mean some of the very best session players that ever blew...Then check this puppy out!!!! I can't stop playing this disc man........How the F..............did I miss this one all those years ago???????
P.S. I learned today Jan 3, 2009 of the passing of Delaney Bramlett. What a tremendous loss to the music world. Delaney Bramlett leaves behind an incredible legacy. Both as a solo artist and with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, he played with everyone from Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, George Harrison, Carl Raddle, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock, Leon Russell and so many more. R.I.P. old friend. You sure left behind a trunk load of memories and some great, great southern soul and R&B. I suppose you're up there jammin' with Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Otis Redding and so many others who passed on long before their time."
Delaney and Bonnie pure STAX soul style.
d.nice | richmond,va | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Delaney& Bonnie's STAX outing. The musicians on this set comprise the heart& soul of the STAX rhythm section, we have members of Booker T& The MG'S (Donald "Duck" Dunn,Steve Cropper,Al Jackson and Booker T. Jones)also featured are Stax vet Eddie Floyd("Knock on Wood"),Black Moses Issac Hayes and keyboardist Bobby Whitlock. The 10 tracks are marvelous examples of Memphis Soul. Bonnie Bramlett's voice echoes Tina Turner and a (cleaned up) Janis Joplin. The first track a D&B written original.. "It's been a Long time coming" echoes best that deep soul influence that Delaney& Bonnie reflected. The Issac Hayes and David Porter original "My Baby specializes" is another fine example of D&B ability to absord the soul and ride along the groove. The cover is even interesting on this album, a photo of Delaney and Bonnie sitting in the doorway of a 150 year old cabin in Pontotoc, Mississippi with Delaney's Grandfather (1969).I'll never understand why this disc was never issued domestically (it's STAX an all-American record company)I hope now that the Concord group has purchased Fantasy music(who previously owned the STAX label) they will see it fit to issue this music domestically,as it now stands you can only purchase this disc online or on vacation in England. This disc is also the only of D&B music to feature and all Southern music ensemble,which highlights that southern music vibe that Delaney and Bonnie brought fourth so finely. Sadly Delaney Bramlett recently passed away in California..R.I.P. you Rockin' Soul Brother."