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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Delaney Bramlett (vocals)


BANDS:
  • Delaney Bramlett Band
  • Delaney & Bonnie Band

BIOGRAPHY:

Singer and guitarist, he was most famous for his duet band with his then-wife Bonnie, as Delaney & Bonnie.

He was born on July 1st, 1939 in Pontopoc, Mississippi, USA. He started as a session musician, playing with Leon Russell as the backing band for the TV series Shindig!. He met and married Bonnie in 1967.

Following George Harrison´s advice, Eric Clapton asked them to be the opening act in the infamous North American tour by Blind Faith in July and August 1969, and that´s when Clapton started friendship with them. When the tour finished and Blind Faith disbanded, Clapton asked Delaney to produce his first solo album, which he did. The recording sessions started in September 1969, and by November, Delaney & Bonnie started a German and British tour, now with Clapton on board.

This is the lineup of Delaney & Bonnie & Friends that recorded the live album On tour with Eric Clapton in November 1969:
DELANEY & BONNIE BAND #
Delaney Bramlett
(vocals, guitar)
Bonnie Bramlett
(vocals)
Rita Coolidge
(vocals)
Eric Clapton
(guitar)
Dave Mason
(guitar)
Carl Radle
(bass)
Bobby Whitlock
(keyboards)
Jim Price
(trumpet)
Bobby Keys
(sax)
Jim Gordon
(drums)

This was the superb combination of musicians that backed Delaney & Bonnie for a short period from November 1969 to December 1969, and also probably during some gigs during February to March 1970:
DELANEY & BONNIE BAND #
Delaney Bramlett
(vocals, guitar)
Bonnie Bramlett
(vocals)
Rita Coolidge
(vocals)
George Harrison
(guitar)
Eric Clapton
(guitar)
Dave Mason
(guitar)
Carl Radle
(bass)
Bobby Whitlock
(keyboards)
Jim Price
(trumpet)
Bobby Keys
(sax)
Jim Gordon
(drums)
A few months later, Eric Clapton formed Derek & The Dominos with 4 of these musicians (Mason / Radle / Whitlock / Gordon).
It was followed by the release of a single, ´Comin´ home / Groupie (Superstar)´, released in December 1969, with Eric Clapton playing and co-writing the A-side.

More dates followed in February and March 1970, after the Eric Clapton album was finished.

Delaney & Bonnie followed their career, releasing several albums. In 1971, the couple also appear in the movie Vanishing point (starring Barry Newman) along with Rita Coolidge, Sam Clayton and David Gates, singing ´You got to believe´. They also appear in another movie, Catch my soul in 1974, with Richie Havens and Tony Joe White.

Delaney & Bonnie had a daughter, Bekka Bramlett, now a singer on her own, but divorced in 1973, and started separate careers.

Delaney has also produced albums for King Curtis, Etta James, John Hammond, Dorothy Morrison, Elvin Bishop, Bobby Whitlock or The Staples Singers.

DISCOGRAPHY: (38 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

OWN ALBUMS (17 credits)
  • Accept no substitute - Delaney & Bonnie (1969)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Jimmie Haskell, Jerry McGee
    • Comments: Their second album. It was reissued under the new title The original Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.
  • Home - Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett (05/1969)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Ben Cauley, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Al Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Booker T Jones, Andrew Love (RIP: Isaac Hayes)
    • Producer: Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Don Nix
    • Technical: (RIP: Ron Capone)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks. The first album by the duo. it was recorded by the Stax label, thus including most of his usual musicians, such as Booker & The MG´s or Isaac Hayes.
  • Comin´ home / Groupie (superstar) (SINGLE) - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (12/1969)

  • On tour with Eric Clapton - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (02/1970)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Rita Coolidge, Jim Gordon, Tex Johnson, Bobby Keys, Dave Mason, Jim Price, Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, George Harrison, Carl Radle)
    • Producer: (RIP: Jimmy Miller)
    • Technical: Andy Johns, Glyn Johns
    • Comments: Their album, it was recorded live in Croydon on December 7th, 1969.
  • To Bonnie from Delaney - Delaney & Bonnie (09/1970)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett, Sam Clayton, Jim Gordon, Kenny Gradney, Jerome Jumonville, Darrell Leonard, Chuck Morgan, Jerry Scheff, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Duane Allman, Ben Benay, Delaney Bramlett, King Curtis)
    • Guests: Alan Estes, Jack Hale, Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, Tommy McClure, Ron Tutt, Mike Utley (RIP: Sammy Creason, Jim Dickinson, Charlie Freeman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow)
    • Producer: (RIP: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler)
    • Technical: Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick
    • Comments: Their fourth album.
  • Genesis - Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett (1971)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Guests: Hal Blaine, James Burton (RIP: Al Casey)
    • Producer: Leon Russell
  • Motel shot - Delaney & Bonnie (06/1971)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett, Kenny Gradney, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Dave Mason, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Duane Allman, Ben Benay, Delaney Bramlett, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Joe Cocker (RIP: John Hartford, Gram Parsons, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Leon Russell
    • Technical: Bruce Botnick
    • Comments: Their fifth album.
  • Country life - Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett (1972)

  • Something´s coming - Delaney Bramlett (1972)

    • Members: (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Guests: Venetta Fields, Jim Gordon, Gloria Jones, Jerome Jumonville, Clydie King, Darrell Leonard, Shirley Matthews, Jerry McGee (RIP: Ben Benay, Milt Holland, Billy Preston)
  • D & B Together - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (03/1972)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Sam Clayton, Rita Coolidge, Jim Gordon, Kenny Gradney, Tex Johnson, Jerome Jumonville, Bobby Keys, Darrell Leonard, Dave Mason, Jim Price, Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Duane Allman, Delaney Bramlett, King Curtis, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Merry Clayton, Steve Cropper, Venetta Fields, Jaimoe Jai Johanson, Clydie King, Shirley Matthews, Chuck Rainey, Tina Turner, Bobby Womack (RIP: Charlie Freeman, John Hartford, Patrice Holloway, James Jamerson, Eddie Kendricks, Larry Knechtel, Billy Preston, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes)
    • Technical: (RIP: Tom Dowd)
    • Comments: The original title was Country life, but it was finally released as D & B together. Soon after, they parted ways. CD reissue contains 6 bonus tracks from solo recordings by Delaney and Bonnie (but not together).
  • Mobius strip - Delaney Bramlett (1973)

  • Giving birth to a song - Delaney Bramlett (1975)

  • Class reunion - Delaney Bramlett (1977)

    • Members: (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Guests: Quitman Dennis, Chris Ethridge, Chuck Findley, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Jackie Kelso, Jim Keltner, Clydie King, Shirley Matthews, Ollie Mitchell, Stu Perry, Chuck Rainey, Mona Lisa Young
  • Delaney Bramlett with Steve Cropper - Delaney Bramlett (1978)

  • Sounds from home - Delaney Bramlett (1998)

  • Sweet inspiration - Delaney Bramlett (2002)

  • A New kind of blues - elaney Bramlett (2008)

OWN COMPILATIONS (3 credits)
  • Best of - Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett (1972)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Comments: Compilation with tracks from their first 4 albums.
  • Best of Delaney & Bonnie - Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett (1990)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Comments: This compilation contains songs from their 6 albums.
  • Hi-Five (EP) - Delaney & Bonnie (2005)

    • Members: Bonnie Bramlett (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Producer: (RIP: King Curtis, Tom Dowd, Jimmy Miller, Jerry Wexler)
    • Comments: Compilation EP with 5 songs.
ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (1 credit)
  • Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton (1970)

    • Members: Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Leon Russell, John Simon, Stephen Stills
    • Producer: (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Comments: The album was produced and arranged by Delaney Bramlett.
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (3 credits)
  • The History of Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton (03/1972)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Bonnie Bramlett, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Rita Coolidge, Chris Dreja, Hughie Flint, Jim Gordon, Tex Johnson, Bobby Keys, Dave Mason, John Mayall, Jim McCarty, John McVie, Jim Price, Leon Russell, Paul Samwell-Smith, Bobby Whitlock, Steve Winwood (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Carl Radle, Keith Relf)
    • Guests: Paul Jones (RIP: Duane Allman, King Curtis, George Harrison, Felix Pappalardi)
    • Comments: Compilation of the early bands of Eric Clapton: The Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream or Derek & The Dominos.
  • Crossroads - Eric Clapton (04/1988)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Bonnie Bramlett, Randy Brecker, Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Phil Collins, Rita Coolidge, Ray Cooper, Chris Dreja, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Nathan East, Yvonne Elliman, Hughie Flint, Jim Gordon, Roger Hawkins, Tex Johnson, Bobby Keys, Katie Kissoon, Albert Lee, Marcy Levy, Dave Markee, Dave Mason, John Mayall, Jim McCarty, John McVie, Shaun Murphy, Andy Newmark, Tessa Niles, Jamie Oldaker, Sergio Pastora, Greg Phillinganes, Jim Price, Peter Robinson, Leon Russell, Paul Samwell-Smith, Dick Sims, Henry Spinetti, Chris Stainton, George Terry, Bobby Whitlock, Steve Winwood, Ron Wood (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Ric Grech, Carl Radle, Keith Relf)
    • Guests: Brian Auger, Dave Bargeron, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Jon Faddis, Albhy Galuten, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Leon Pendarvis, Robbie Robertson, John Sambataro, Stephen Stills (RIP: Duane Allman, Michael Brecker, Jesse Ed Davis, George Harrison, Peter Tosh)
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky, Glyn Johns, Phil Spector, Mike Vernon (RIP: Tom Dowd, Jimmy Miller, Felix Pappalardi)
    • Technical: Greg Calbi, Ken Perry
  • Complete Clapton - Eric Clapton (10/2007)

    • Members: Doyle Bramhall II, Bonnie Bramlett, Randy Brecker, Dave Bronze, Gary Brooker, Tim Carmon, Chyna, Eric Clapton, Alan Clark, Simon Clarke, Phil Collins, Rita Coolidge, Ray Cooper, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Nathan East, Yvonne Elliman, Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Ferrone, Steve Gadd, Jim Gordon, Roger Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Katie Kissoon, Chuck Leavell, Albert Lee, Marcy Levy, Roddy Lorimer, Shaun Murphy, Tessa Niles, Jamie Oldaker, Pino Palladino, Phil Palmer, Greg Phillinganes, Jerry Portnoy, Peter Robinson, Joe Sample, Tim Sanders, Dick Sims, Henry Spinetti, Chris Stainton, George Terry, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Billy Preston, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Dave Bargeron, Chris Blackwell, Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, J J Cale, Lenny Castro, Ry Cooder, Laurence Cottle, Richard Cottle, Jon Faddis, Albhy Galuten, Randy Kerber, Chaka Khan, B B King, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Gayle Levant, Steve Lukather, Jay Dee Maness, Susannah Melvoin, Michael Omartian, Leon Pendarvis, Leon Russell, John Sambataro, Carole Steele, Stephen Stills (RIP: Michael Brecker, Jeff Porcaro)
    • Producer: Glyn Johns, Ted Templeman, Russ Titelman (RIP: Tom Dowd, Jimmy Miller, Felix Pappalardi)
    • Technical: Adrian Barber, Steve Chase, Ed Cherney, Alan Douglas, Mick Guzauski, Lee Herschberg, Andy Johns, Jack Joseph Puig, Gary Wright
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (4 credits)
  • Alone together - Dave Mason (1970)

    • Members: Dave Mason (RIP: Jim Capaldi)
    • Guests: John Barbata, Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Chris Ethridge, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, Claudia Lennear, Don Preston, Leon Russell, John Simon (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Larry Knechtel, Carl Radle)
    • Producer: Tommy LiPuma
  • Leon Russell - Leon Russell (05/1970)

    • Members: Leon Russell
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Merry Clayton, Joe Cocker, Jim Gordon, Jon Hiseman, Jim Horn, Clydie King, Chris Stainton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann, Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, George Harrison, Alan Spenner, B J Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Glyn Johns
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Bobby Whitlock - Bobby Whitlock (1972)

    • Members: Bobby Whitlock
    • Guests: Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, Klaus Voormann (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, George Harrison, Carl Radle)
  • Shakin´ the cage - The Zoo (1992)

    • Members: Bekka Bramlett, Mick Fleetwood, Kenny Gradney, Gregg Wright (RIP: Billy Thorpe)
    • Guests: Isaac Asante, Bonnie Bramlett, Brett Tuggle (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman, Allen Sides
COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • An Anthology - Duane Allman (1972)

    • Members: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jim Gordon, Jaimoe Jai Johanson, Butch Trucks, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Carl Radle)
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Pete Carr, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Gradney, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jerry Jemmott, Jimmy Johnson, Jerome Jumonville, Darrell Leonard, Charlie Morgan, Chuck Morgan, Spooner Oldham, Boz Scaggs (RIP: Barry Beckett, Ben Benay, Delaney Bramlett, Cowboy, King Curtis, Johnny Jenkins, James Mitchell, Wilson Pickett)
    • Producer: Adrian Barber (RIP: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler)
    • Technical: Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Lewis Hahn
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks where Duane Allman appeared and guested. Tracks by Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis, Clarence Carter, as well as Derek & The Dominos, as well as a few own tracks (alone or with The Hour Glass or The Allman Brothers Band).
  • An Anthology vol II - Duane Allman (1974)

    • Members: Pete Carr, Jaimoe Jai Johanson (RIP: Duane Allman)
    • Guests: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Bonnie Bramlett, Sam Clayton, Scott Cushnie, Donald ´Duck´ Dunn, Cornell Dupree, Ronnie Eades, Aretha Franklin, Roger Hawkins, Ronnie Hawkins, David Hood, Wayne Jackson, Jerry Jemmott, Jimmy Johnson, Andrew Love, Ralph MacDonald, Tommy McClure, Mark Naftalin, Robert ´Pops´ Popwell, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Boz Scaggs, Butch Trucks, Mike Utley (RIP: Barry Beckett, Delaney Bramlett, Arthur Conley, Sammy Creason, King Curtis, Jim Dickinson, Charlie Freeman, Eddie Hinton, Johnny Jenkins, King Biscuit Boy, Herbie Mann, James Mitchell, Berry Oakley, Wilson Pickett, Richard Tee)
    • Producer: Howard Albert, Nick Gravenites, Phil Ramone (RIP: Mike Bloomfield, Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler)
    • Technical: Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick
    • Comments: More material from sessions played by Duane Allman (Delaney & Bonnie, Wilson Pickett, Ronnie Hawkins, etc.), as well as tracks by The Hour Glass or The Allman Brothers Band.
SESSIONS (7 credits)
  • Stories we could tell - Everly Brothers (1972)

    • Members: John Barbata, Phil Everly, Jim Gordon, Waddy Wachtel (RIP: Warren Zevon)
    • Guests: George Bohanon, Bonnie Bramlett, Ry Cooder, David Crosby, Buddy Emmons, Chris Ethridge, Jerry McGee, Geoff Muldaur, Graham Nash, Spooner Oldham, Wayne Perkins, John Sebastian, Danny Weiss (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Dennis Linde, Clarence White)
  • Applejack - Elvin Bishop (1973)

    • Members: Elvin Bishop, John Chambers, Kip Maercklein, Bill Meeker (RIP: Jo Baker)
    • Guests: Venetta Fields, Jim Gordon, Gloria Jones, Clydie King, Shirley Matthews (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Milt Holland, Steve Miller, Ron Stallings)
  • Music from Free Creek - Moogy Klingman (1973)

    • Members: Moogy Klingman
    • Guests: Eric Clapton, Tom Cosgrove, Richard Crooks, Chris Darrow, Richard Davis, Fito De La Parra, Lew Delgatto, Dr John, Keith Emerson, Joe Farrell, Buzzy Feiten, Jimmy Greenspoon, Harry Hall, Hilda Harris, Carol Hunter, Bernie Leadon, Tom Malone, Harvey Mandel, Roy Markowitz, Larry Packer, Chuck Rainey, Elliott Randall, Doug Rodrigues, Linda Ronstadt, Alan Rubin, Todd Rundgren, Valerie Simpson, Lew Soloff, Maeretha Stewart, Larry Taylor, John Ware, Jack Wilkins, Stu Woods (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Bill Chase, John London, Mitch Mitchell, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes, Chris Wood)
  • The Session - Jerry Lee Lewis (1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Jerry Lee Lewis Jr)
    • Guests: Andy Bown, Matthew Fisher, Peter Frampton, Karen Friedman, Pete Gavin, Chas Hodges, Kenny Jones, Mick Jones, Mike Kellie, Albert Lee, Alvin Lee, Brian Parrish, Ray Smith, Gary Taylor, Klaus Voormann, Gary Wright (RIP: Tony Ashton, Delaney Bramlett, Rory Gallagher)
    • Producer: Martin Rushent
  • Flying dreams - Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen (1978)

    • Members: (RIP: Norton Buffalo, Nicolette Larson)
    • Guests: Jeff ´Skunk´ Baxter, Richard Bowden, Gary Coleman, Scott Edwards, Joe English, Buzzy Feiten, Venetta Fields, Ed Greene, John Hug, David Hungate, Clydie King, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Larsen, Shirley Matthews, Jennifer Warnes, Ernie Watts (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Danny Gatton)
  • Becca - Becca (08/2005)

  • Last man standing - Jerry Lee Lewis (09/2006)

    • Guests: David Campbell, Eric Clapton, Bernard Fowler, Don Henley, Mick Jagger, Jim Keltner, B B King, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Ivan Neville, Jimmy Page, Mickey Raphael, Jimmy Ripp, Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, James Stroud, Ron Wood, David Woodford, Neil Young (RIP: Delaney Bramlett)
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • You turn me on: the very best of Ian Whitcomb - Ian Whitcomb (02/1998)

    • Guests: Will Ackerman, James Burton, Johnny Gimble, Jim Gordon, Jim Horn, Carol Kaye, Mick Molloy, Deke O´Brien, Jerry Shook (RIP: Delaney Bramlett, Fred Carter Jr, Martin Jenner, Bill Justis, Barry Richardson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)

RELATED MUSICIANS:

Delaney Bramlett mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Bonnie Bramlett (22)
Eric Clapton (13)
Jim Gordon (13)
Carl Radle (12)
Leon Russell (12)
Bobby Whitlock (12)
Rita Coolidge (8)
Duane Allman (7)
Tom Dowd (7)
Jim Keltner (7)

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