Album of the Day
To Bonnie From Delaney (Mono)
Husband-and-wife team Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett had a decade in the music trenches and a pair of albums under their belts when they signed to Atlantic Records in 1970, Their first studio set for the label, TO BONNIE FROM DELANEY, captures the pair's blend of rock, soul and country at its peak, and became their highest charting album. The collection's dozen tracks include minor hits “Soul Shake” and “Free the People,” though such Delaney originals as “Hard Luck and Troubles” and Bonnie's powerhouse performance of “The Love of My Man” are just as distinctive. The musician friends who accompanied the Bramletts on their early albums and tours are the stuff of legend, and the luminaries heard on this set include Little Richard, Duane Allman, King Curtis, and “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow. Bonnie Bramlett celebrates a birthday today, and we'll wish her a happy one with the superb TO BONNIE FROM DELANEY.