R.I.P. Delaney Bramlett

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And here I was thinking that ILM would've already noted such a sad passing:
Delaney Bramlett dies age 69
I'd link to my appreciation of Delaney & Bonnie & friends as heard on the soundtrack to Vanishing Point but Idolator doesn't seem responsive at the moment. Crucial for rekindling both Eric Clapton and George Harrison on their post-supergroup playing, D&B's contributions are all but forgotten by this point.
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beta blog, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:24 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry, YouTube clip didn't embed so here.

beta blog, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:25 (fourteen years ago) link

what U cry 4 (jim), Monday, 29 December 2008 16:28 (fourteen years ago) link


"Never Ending Song of Love" is really pretty. A true lost classic of the era.

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 December 2008 16:37 (fourteen years ago) link

awe sad i just got into them this year, bought the Home reissue on clearance, what a great band they were!

i need to get that hotel one that's supposed to be great.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:37 (fourteen years ago) link

thanks, jim.
yes, Motel Shot is stellar, very intimate and warm.
while i was traveling out of the country, "Never Ending Song of Love" and "Sing My Way Home" both made my heart glad on every hearing.
tho it wasn't until today that i realized they (along with Leon Russell) were also responsible for the Carpenters' "Groupie Song (Superstar)."

beta blog, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Duane Allman was good with them too--guess that's where he first connected with Clapton--?

dow, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:10 (fourteen years ago) link

aw man :(

extremely intoxicated & uncooperative outside a Hסּסּters in Winston-Salem (will), Monday, 29 December 2008 17:26 (fourteen years ago) link

RIP :(

ian, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:29 (fourteen years ago) link


ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 January 2009 03:01 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Fallen down the Delaney & Bonnie rabbit hole this evening. So fine!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 9 December 2012 07:25 (ten years ago) link

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buzza, Sunday, 9 December 2012 08:00 (ten years ago) link

Bonnie has a brief moment in the new Ginger Baker documentary.

Ginger Geezer's Armada (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 December 2012 20:35 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Joe McGasko pronounced his name yesterday as DEL-ǝ-nee and I'd always thought of it as dǝ-LAY-nee. Any definitive knowledge on which is correct?

Oren Zombarchi (WilliamC), Friday, 11 April 2014 20:27 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

The MC on the Delaney and Bonnie and Friends On Tour with Eric Clapton album pronounces it dǝ-LAY-nee, I've got to assume he would know.

Since Jim Gordon died, I've been listening to that record and Traffic's Welcome to the Canteen, both of which also feature Dave Mason in a guest role. Delaney and Bonnie's (live) version of "Only You Know and I Know" actually came out several months before Mason's did; then D & B released a studio version on their final record, and both they and Mason had hits with it.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 25 May 2023 14:18 (one week ago) link

Didn't know until recently that they had a B-side with "Superstar," the Carpenters song, or that Bramlett wrote it with Leon Russell (I probably thought Paul Williams did). It's called "Groupie" and not on any of their albums.


clemenza, Thursday, 25 May 2023 14:42 (one week ago) link

(I don't know how accurate that video is--it's actually about Jim Morrison?)

clemenza, Thursday, 25 May 2023 14:43 (one week ago) link

Note that Rita Coolidge was also a co-writer, and came up with the original idea which she brought to Bonnie, but was uncredited at the time (because of Delaney?) although Usher eventually credited her when he did a version as part of a Luther Vandross tribute. Don’t think it has anything to do with Jim Morrison. I recommend you read Rita Coolidge’s memoir, Delta Lady.

Cathy Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 May 2023 15:11 (one week ago) link

Or at least listen to her sing it during the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour.


Cathy Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 May 2023 15:17 (one week ago) link

This video has the Joe Cocker intro:


Cathy Berberian Begins at Home (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 May 2023 15:20 (one week ago) link

Yeah, xp Motel Shot and On Tour, also The Original Delaney & Bonnie is awes; Home and To Bonnie From Delaney are good, likewise Rhino's Best of.

dow, Thursday, 25 May 2023 19:00 (one week ago) link

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