CD The Best of Delaney & Bonnie * (CD 527545),
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The Best of Delaney & Bonnie *
Delaney & Bonnie
1. Get Ourselves Together
2. When the Battle Is Over
3. Ghetto - (bonus track)
4. Piece of My Heart - (bonus track)
5. Comin' Home
6. Groupie (Superstar)
7. Things Get Better
8. Where There's a Will, There's a Way
9. That's What My Man Is For - (bonus track)
10. I Don't Want to Discuss It
11. Soul Shake
12. Free the People
13. Love of My Man, The - (bonus track)
14. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
15. Never Ending Song of Love
16. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
17. Only You Know and I Know
18. Move 'Em Out
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 70777
Delaney & Bonnie: Delaney Bramlett (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Bramlett (vocals).
Additional personnel: Leon Russell (guitar, piano); Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Jerry McGhee, Charlie Freeman (guitar); Duane Allman (slide guitar); Bobby Keys (saxophone); Ed Logan (tenor sax); Floyd Newman (baritone sax); Jack Hale (trombone); Jim Price (trumpet, trombone); Jim Dickinson (piano); Bobby Whitlock (organ, vocals); Carl Radle, Tom McClure, Jerry Scheff (bass); Jim Keltner, Ron Tutt, Sammy Creason, Jim Gordon (drums); Tex Johnson (conga, bongo drums); Sam Clayton (congas); Alan Estes (percussion); Rita Coolidge (background vocals); Gram Parsons, Iva Bramlett, Eddie James, Jay York, Sandy Konikoff, John Hartford, Kenny Gradney, Ben Benay.
The Memphis Horns: Andrew Love (tenor saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet).
Producers: Delaney Bramlett, David Anderle, Jimmy Miller, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd.
Reissue producer: Bill Inglot.
Husband-and-wife duo Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett were among the foremost proponents of blue-eyed soul in the 1960s and '70s. They're famous for luring Eric Clapton into their midst and influencing the direction of his solo work, but their own legacy stands up well beyond that. BEST OF DELANEY & BONNIE culls the best tracks from the pair's key releases, including their effervescent signature song, "Get Ourselves Together"; the New Orleans parade-band number "Free the People"; and the propulsive, Stax-indebted "Soul Shake." Delaney & Bonnie operated in a time when the boundaries of music were bursting open, and their sound is an organic mix of rock, blues, soul, gospel, and country that ultimately becomes its own unique paradigm. The Bramletts were at once musical relatives of the contemporaneous Southern rock of the Allman Brothers and their crowd, and a band apart.
Entertainment Weekly (1/18/91) - "..the talented and influential duo mixed gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, and country for a potent down-home alternative to pop-star elitism...timeless songs and memorable performances ...recalls the Bramlett's career together in an album jam-packed with heart, soul, and amazing guitar licks.." - Rating: A-
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