Delaney & Bonnie was the husband-wife duo of guitarist Delaney Bramlett and singer Bonnie Bramlett, who were major players in the roots-rock scene of the early 1970s, best known for their work with The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton and Leon Russell. Their overall sound, especially early on, was more soul and rock oriented, but they also brought a subtle country vibe into the mix, which Clapton in particular took to the top of the pop charts. Here's a quick look at their work...
Delaney & Bonnie "The Best Of Delaney & Bonnie" (Atco, 1972/Rhino, 1990)
Delaney & Bonnie "Delaney & Bonnie: Genesis" (GNP Crescendo, 1971) (LP)
This set gathers early solo work by Delaney Bramlett, although a few tracks feature Bonnie as well -- this album actually came out after they'd become famous, so the release date is a little misleading. Worth checking out, though!
Delaney & Bonnie "Home" (Stax, 1969)
The duo's debut, released by the soul-oriented Stax label. This early stuff is more overtly R&B and funk-flavored, with tight horn arrangements and robust rhythmic punch typical of the Stax scene... Later on a little more twang would come into their sound.
Delaney & Bonnie "Accept No Substitute" (Elektra, 1969)
Delaney & Bonnie "On Tour With Eric Clapton" (Atco, 1970)
Delaney & Bonnie "On Tour With Eric Clapton (Box Set)" (Rhino, 2010)
A deluxe-edition, 4-CD boxed set...
Delaney & Bonnie "To Bonnie From Delaney" (Atco, 1970)
Delaney & Bonnie "Motel Shot" (Atco, 1971)
Delaney & Bonnie "D&B Together" (Columbia-CBS, 1972)
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