Saturday, January 3

R.I.P. Delaney Bramlett.

Comin’ Home.

Delaney Bramlett passed away December 27, 2008.
The first I remember about Delaney and Bonnie & Friends was that they had a cut on the album, Duane Allman an Anthology.

(Great album by the way, I especially like the 13:00 minute version of Loan Me a Dime (Boz Skaggs).)

Anyway, this came out in 1972 and Delaney and Bonnie's contribution was the song

Livin’ on the Open Road.

Friends (as in Delaney and Bonnie & Friends) included at one time or another,

Delaney Bramlett

Bonnie Bramlett

Eric Clapton

Duane Allman

Gregg Allman

George Harrison

Leon Russell

Carl Radle

Jim Gordon

Jim Price

Dave Mason

Rita Coolidge

King Curtis

Bobby Whitlock

Jim Keltner

Jerry Scheff
Notes of interest:

All members of the supergroup Derek and the Dominos (Layla) had played with Delaney and Bonnie & Friends.
After the early 1970 breakup of their band, many of its ex-members were recruited by Leon Russell to join Joe Cocker’s band, participating on Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen recording sessions
Delaney has been cited as the person who taught George Harrison how to play slide guitar
Eric Clapton has said that "Delaney taught me everything I know about singing,"

Clapton became fast friends with Delaney, Bonnie and their band, preferring their music to Blind Faith's; he would often appear on stage with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends during this period, and continued to record and tour with them following Blind Faith's August 1969 breakup.

Clapton: "For me, going on [with Blind Faith] after Delaney and Bonnie was really, really tough, because I thought they were miles better than us."