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I posted this on another thread, but I'll take the liberty of posting it here too.
I received this 1977 US album a few weeks back and it's been on my turntable ever since.
I think these guys are brilliant.

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Bonnie Bramlett
Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell, better known as Bonnie Bramlett is at full throttle and the vocal engine that propelled her into musical history books is as fine-tuned as ever.

Bonnie was born in Alton, Illinois, and grew up in East St. Louis. She began singing when she was just five years old at her family church.
At 14, she was allowed to sing on Gaslight Square, a St. Louis nightclub area much like the French Quarter in New Orleans. She was groomed by the best - Jazz greats Stan Getz, The Quartet Tres Bien, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis (who is also originally from Alton, IL), and Nat and Cannonball Adderly gave her a musical foundation par excellence. But it was her love for rhythm and blues that brought her to the attention of Albert King and Little Milton. She made musical history as the first white Ikette for Ike and Tina Turner.

When she expanded her career and moved to Los Angeles in 1967, she met Delaney Bramlett and married him seven days later. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends shared the stage with "Friends" that included Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, George Harrison, Dave Mason, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons and John Lennon to name just a few. A complete list of collaborations both in songwriting and performance reads like a history of Rock and Roll. See them with Eric Clapton

Delaney & Bonnie released five albums, with a string of hit singles such as "Soul Shake," "Never Ending Song of Love” and "Only You Know & I Know” keeping them on the charts. The duo broke up personally and professionally in 1973.
Bonnie's songwriting credits include "Superstar" which was nominated for a Grammy in 1972, and "Give Peace a Chance," both co-written with Leon Russell.

Bonnie then moved to Georgia and embarked upon a solo career. She enlisted a little known backup band from Scotland, the Average White Band. On the Southern Rock label Capricorn she issued albums between 1974-78. Bonnie was also the number one "gotta have" backup singer on albums by Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Gregg Allman, Little Feat, Jimmy Hall, Steve Cropper, Jimmy Buffett and Dwight Yoakam, just to name a few. Her harmonizing with Delbert McClinton in the 1980's launched the award-winning "Givin' it Up for Your Love" that has become a rock standard.
After touring with Stephen Stills, Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman invited her on the Allman Brothers tour, and she became known as the only "Allman Sister" to the acclaimed Southern rock group.

Bonnie returned to LA in the 1980s. A chance to act lured her into a guest role on the TV series "Fame", followed by a role in Oliver Stone's film The Doors with Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan and Billy Idol.

While working with Tom Arnold on a theater production, Roseanne Barr asked Bonnie to be on her hit TV series "Roseanne" as Bonnie Watkins, her fellow waitress at the mall. 1991-92 proved to be a fun two years, with David Crosby appearing as her husband and an episode of backyard singing of "You've Really got a Hold on Me" that capped her appearances on the popular show. She also appeared on stage in the musical, "Cowboy Café."
Bonnie moved to Idaho with her family to write and regroup and then in 1999, she moved to Nashville. She signed with Corlew Music Group and Blue Hat Records released the critically acclaimed I'm Still The Same in 2001. Jerry Wexler stated, "Her vocals are stunning in every respect; intonation on the money; dynamics intense; phasing lyrical and logical, and above all, burning with the feeling that we have come to recognize as deep soul."
In 2005, Bonnie signed with Zoho Records. George W. Harris reviews her March 2006 release, Roots, Blues & Jazz, "Some artists change with the times. Others simply refuse to grow. Praise God for the queen of 'hazel eyed soul', Ms. Bonnie Bramlett, for sticking to her guns for all of these years… this rousing disc… puts to shame every wanna be female rocker. There is nothing like a lady who roars like a female lion, and means it.”
In 2006, Bonnie made a film appearance in the Touchstone movie The Guardian featuring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher in 2006.
Bonnie's latest album, Beautiful on the Rockin' Camel label, keeps the standards right up there with another engaging mix of American roots music, delivered with customary musicality and passion.

"I am a singer who writes songs," Bonnie says. But she is really much more: a musical legend, a national treasure and a classic beauty of a rocker in every sense of the word.

For more on Bonnie Bramlett, http://bonniebramlett.com/
Discography
DELANEY & BONNIE
1969 Home (Stax STS 2026)
1969 Accept No Substitute (Elektra 74039)
1970 On Tour with Eric Clapton (Atco 33-326)
1970 To Bonnie From Delaney (Atco 8341)
1971 Genesis (GNP Crescendo GNPS 2054)
1971 Motel Shot (Atco 33-358)
1972 D&B Together (Columbia 31377)
1972 Country Life (Atco 5383)
1972 The Best of Delaney & Bonnie (Atco)
BONNIE BRAMLETT
1973 Sweet Bonnie Bramlett (Columbia 31786)
1975 It’s Time (Capricorn CP 0148)
1976 Lady’s Choice (Capricorn CP 0169)
1978 Memories (Capricorn CP 0199)
1981 Step By Step (Refuge R3768)
2002 I’m Still the Same (Audium/Koch 2002)
2006 Roots, Blues & Jazz (Zoho Music 200604)
2008 Beautiful (Rockin’ Camel RCF DT005)
2008 Piece of My Heart: The Best of 1969-1978 (Raven)

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Innuendoes wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:00 am Discography
DELANEY & BONNIE
1969 Home (Stax STS 2026)
1969 Accept No Substitute (Elektra 74039)
1970 On Tour with Eric Clapton (Atco 33-326)
1970 To Bonnie From Delaney (Atco 8341)
1971 Genesis (GNP Crescendo GNPS 2054)
1971 Motel Shot (Atco 33-358)
1972 D&B Together (Columbia 31377)
1972 Country Life (Atco 5383)
1972 The Best of Delaney & Bonnie (Atco)
I listened to "To Bonnie From Delaney" earlier today courtesy of Spotify. Powerful vocals and nice songwriting, I'll be listening to others.

Thanks for the turn on.

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Buckeye Randy wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Innuendoes wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:00 am Discography
DELANEY & BONNIE
1969 Home (Stax STS 2026)
1969 Accept No Substitute (Elektra 74039)
1970 On Tour with Eric Clapton (Atco 33-326)
1970 To Bonnie From Delaney (Atco 8341)
1971 Genesis (GNP Crescendo GNPS 2054)
1971 Motel Shot (Atco 33-358)
1972 D&B Together (Columbia 31377)
1972 Country Life (Atco 5383)
1972 The Best of Delaney & Bonnie (Atco)
I listened to "To Bonnie From Delaney" earlier today courtesy of Spotify. Powerful vocals and nice songwriting, I'll be listening to others.

Thanks for the turn on.
Sure. I'm going to listen more, too. My first fiance (had 2 of those over the years. LOL) really liked them. I guess he didn't have any of their albums, though. All the Leon crowd are familiar with all of their music because of Leon's connection to them Time I get with it, eh?

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And now for something different. :lol:


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Innuendoes wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Buckeye Randy wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Innuendoes wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:00 am Discography
DELANEY & BONNIE
1969 Home (Stax STS 2026)
1969 Accept No Substitute (Elektra 74039)
1970 On Tour with Eric Clapton (Atco 33-326)
1970 To Bonnie From Delaney (Atco 8341)
1971 Genesis (GNP Crescendo GNPS 2054)
1971 Motel Shot (Atco 33-358)
1972 D&B Together (Columbia 31377)
1972 Country Life (Atco 5383)
1972 The Best of Delaney & Bonnie (Atco)
I listened to "To Bonnie From Delaney" earlier today courtesy of Spotify. Powerful vocals and nice songwriting, I'll be listening to others.

Thanks for the turn on.
Sure. I'm going to listen more, too. My first fiance (had 2 of those over the years. LOL) really liked them. I guess he didn't have any of their albums, though. All the Leon crowd are familiar with all of their music because of Leon's connection to them Time I get with it, eh?
Spotify does not have the entire catalog but that's true with lots of artists. The only thing more annoying than Spotify not having something is when the only thing they have is the re-release deluxe edition that doesn't resemble the vinyl of the '70's. Bowie's live album 'Stage" is completely different because it is now the entire concert instead of an edited version. The track running order is different not to mention a ton more songs. More is not always better....

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Buckeye Randy wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:41 pm Spotify does not have the entire catalog but that's true with lots of artists. The only thing more annoying than Spotify not having something is when the only thing they have is the re-release deluxe edition that doesn't resemble the vinyl of the '70's. Bowie's live album 'Stage" is completely different because it is now the entire concert instead of an edited version. The track running order is different not to mention a ton more songs. More is not always better....
Oh yea, I know. Toshi put out a new CD at Christmas last year and only about 3/4 of it is on there and the same with HYDE. I bought Toshi's CD just to support him and I do love the guy, especially after knowing what a horrible ordeal he went through before he came back to X. After what Yoshiki did, we on the discord had no idea what was going to happen to the rest of the band and Toshi was being replaced by HYDE which we did not support in any way shape or form, no matter how much I do love HYDE. HYDE can't take Toshi's place as the front man of that band - no way!

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