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bluesjunior
10-28-2008, 06:36 AM
I came across this link of them doing "I'm Coming Home" on You Tube from the European tour they did in 1969 and was thinking what ever happened to them after that. In the band on stage in this clip we have:

Bonnie on Vocals
Delaney on guitar and vocals
Eric Clapton on guitar
George Harrison on guitar
Carl Radle on bass
Jim Gordon on drums
Bobby Whitlock on organ
Billy Preston on piano
Bobby Keys on saxaphone
Jim Price on trumpet

and an unknown to me anyway, trumpeter.
All of these players were either already successful in their own right or else went on to be in the Dominoes like Radle, Gordon, Whitlock or the Beatles for Billy Preston and the Rolling Stones for Bobby Keys and Jim Price but can anyone say why Delaney and Bonnie just seemed to have dropped of the face of the earth since those days?.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8EOxy3TF3OY&feature=rec-fresh

unoguitar
10-28-2008, 07:33 AM
Bonnie made appearances on the Roseanne TV show years ago, here's a good one (FFWD to 4:00):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEsa-l4nAI&feature=related

jbltwin1
10-28-2008, 09:22 AM
Here's her bio site-check it out.

http://www.bonniebramlett.com/bio.html

russiancrowe
10-28-2008, 11:13 AM
I'm pretty sure the trumpet player is Jim Price. He also played on alot of the Stones albums in the late '60's early '70's.

mark norwine
10-28-2008, 11:31 AM
Bobby Whitlock has decided to tell his life's strory.

Start reading. Lot's of D&B stuff in here. Not a lot of good things said about Delaney

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=160164

Guy from Idaho
10-28-2008, 11:32 AM
some of my favorite Clapton work was with D&B. I had the original D&B and Friends album way back on vinyl, this one's a little different but mostly the same material: http://www.amazon.com/Delaney-Bonnie-Tour-Eric-Clapton/dp/B000002IAS

D&B split up soon after that I think, Delaney did a bunch of production work for Clapton and others.

GFI

jaxworlds
10-28-2008, 04:25 PM
I just recently bought the Greatest Hits CD off of Amazon.. highly recommended.. I like "When This Battle Is Over" and "Superstar".. Delaney was a central figure in Claptons autobiography, EC gives credit to DB for getting him out of a sidemans rut and taking over vocals.. Bonnie has a great, great set of pipes.. I listen to that CD all the time..

Bo Faulkner
10-28-2008, 05:54 PM
http://www.myspace.com/bekkabramlett

their daughter can sure enough BELT it out! wow

Joe Boy
10-28-2008, 05:57 PM
Man, you guys are old!

:dude

doublee
10-28-2008, 06:43 PM
Somewhere on my computer is a pic of Bonnie sitting in with Lonnie Mack from a couple years ago, and she looks great and from what I heard from one who was there sounded great as well. If I can just find that dang picture...

TBoneDeluxe
10-28-2008, 08:41 PM
Bonnie can STILL belt it out! I was in the studio in Nashville with John Oates for his new solo record back in March. Bonnie was there along with her daughter Bekka. Bekka is AMAZING!!!

decay-o-caster
10-28-2008, 08:47 PM
That Bobby Whitlock thread ref'ed above is amazing - only about 8 pages into it (it's dozens of pages long), but the memories being shared are a national treasure!

If only Trisonic's intro thread here hadn't gotten nuked a couple of years ago we'd have something to compete with... :)

fullerplast
10-29-2008, 06:32 AM
IMHO, Delaney and Bonnie deserve much credit for getting Clapton back on track and steering his career towards a more country blues/rock/folk direction on his first solo album, and ultimately D&D. Some of my favorite Clapton related music comes from that period of time.

Bobby Whitlock's thread is a treasure trove for anyone even remotely into the Derek and the Dominoes days.

Last time I saw Bonnie was about four years ago. She can still belt it out:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/fullerplast/BB1sm.jpg

matte
10-29-2008, 06:36 AM
who will wear the crown and coming home are on my ipod. love those guys.

Mondoslug
10-29-2008, 06:41 AM
speaking of offspring:

http://www.bekka-bramlett.com/

fischlerpromo
10-29-2008, 07:36 AM
I just saw your post. Delaney has a new CD out, "A New Kind of Blues" available on the Magnolia Gold Label.
I have been working with Delaney for the last year.

Visit Delaney's myspace page. www.myspace.com/delaneybramlett.

This CD is being considered for a Grammy nomination.

"A New Kind Of Blues" has received critical acclaim from dozens of Magazines and currently is in Blues Revue Magazine with a stellar review.

If I can be of anymore help feel free to contact me.

People have differences of opinion and go their separate ways for whatever reasons.
Don't believe all the rumors.

SF

(http://www.FischlerWarner.com)

pthacker
10-29-2008, 08:18 AM
Its getting hard to find, but their album Motel Shot is really really great.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motel_Shot

doublee
10-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Bobby Whitlock has decided to tell his life's strory.

Start reading. Lot's of D&B stuff in here. Not a lot of good things said about Delaney

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=160164

This is a phenominal read!!!!!

Ricky_Rockhardo
10-29-2008, 10:40 AM
These folks knew how to make GREAT music, end of subject.

swa
10-30-2008, 09:37 AM
Bobby Whitlock has decided to tell his life's strory.

Start reading. Lot's of D&B stuff in here. Not a lot of good things said about Delaney

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=160164


This is amazing, thanks. I'm on page 30 and can't stop reading :munch

mark norwine
10-30-2008, 09:40 AM
Page 30, huh? When you get to pg 49 there's a link to a new (continuing) thread..

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=161734

...and *IT* has 26 pages....

Terry Hayes
10-30-2008, 01:31 PM
This is amazing, thanks. I'm on page 30 and can't stop reading :munch

No kidding! I am not getting much done!!

Terry

anibas
10-30-2008, 08:59 PM
Bobby Whitlock has decided to tell his life's strory.

Start reading. Lot's of D&B stuff in here. Not a lot of good things said about Delaney

http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=160164
Thank you for posting this link!

Steve Gambrell
10-30-2008, 11:34 PM
Carl Radle---dead, OD
George Harrison---dead, cancer
Jim Gordon---Beat his mother to death---hospitalized
Billy Preston---dead
Anybody else?

Berlebster
10-31-2008, 03:35 AM
Carl Radle---dead, OD
George Harrison---dead, cancer
Jim Gordon---Beat his mother to death---hospitalized
Billy Preston---dead
Anybody else?

what is the point ?:YinYang

Berlebster
10-31-2008, 03:37 AM
Thank you for posting this link!

Yes , me too.Just spent 2 hours and am only on page 20..................

I did had to buy D & Dominoes Live more than one time.

thewhit
11-01-2008, 09:45 AM
Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, I saw a twice back in the day. Once with Clapton in the band and another time with the very talented Jesse Ed Davis. These guys played rhythm and blues that worked it's way into your bloodstream.

Delaney has been credited with helping Clapton advance his singing and supposedly taught George Harrison how to play slide. Bonnie could sing like few others and together these guys were edgy and untamed with a lot of jamming in their shows. You had the feeling that D& B in those days were the type that might have gone down to Clarksdale Mississippi to the crossroads just to find out if what was rumored to have happened to Robert Johnson, could be replicated.

Associations with Harrison, Clapton, Duane and The Allmans, Jimi and a host of others pretty much tells you the pace these guys were on. This was not the tea and cracker era.

A few years ago a One Off Rosewood Tele made for George Harrison and played by George on the last Rooftop Concert and I think on the "Let It Be" Beatles Album was auctioned off by Delaney Bramlett. George had given him the guitar around the time George joined Clapton and D& B for a tour.

I remember the Tele brought insane money @ auction. Bottom line I'm they're still around and each still getting it done.

Dave Orban
11-01-2008, 11:34 AM
D&B&F were a GREAT band...! Saw them twice back in the day, and they put on an awesome, high-energy, groove-filled show!

MRW55
11-01-2008, 02:44 PM
thewhit wrote:
"A few years ago a One Off Rosewood Tele made for George Harrison and played by George on the last Rooftop Concert and I think on the "Let It Be" Beatles Album was auctioned off by Delaney Bramlett. George had given him the guitar around the time George joined Clapton and D& B for a tour.

I remember the Tele brought insane money @ auction. Bottom line I'm they're still around and each still getting it done."

According to the Bobby Whitlock thread referenced earlier, Delaney had no reservations demanding guitars from famous players, whether they wanted to give them to him or not, maybe because he knew they might be worth something some day. The story as Whitlock told it is George knew if he was hanging around that he had to fork over a guitar to Delaney; it was almost expected. So to keep the peace and to avoid any nastiness, he simply handed over that Tele to Delaney, but it wasn't a real gift. Representatives of Olivia Harrison, George's widow, bought back that Tele at auction. If my memory of that long Whitlock thread is correct, Delaney was asked to return that Tele to George as George was dying from cancer, and he refused. Whitlock is not exactly an objective reporter, and maybe he's got other bones to pick with Delaney, but he paints Delaney to be a real bad person - an abusive serial wife-beater type.

JELLIS
11-01-2008, 03:17 PM
IMHO, Delaney and Bonnie deserve much credit for getting Clapton back on track and steering his career towards a more country blues/rock/folk direction on his first solo album, and ultimately D&D. Some of my favorite Clapton related music comes from that period of time.

Bobby Whitlock's thread is a treasure trove for anyone even remotely into the Derek and the Dominoes days.

Last time I saw Bonnie was about four years ago. She can still belt it out:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/fullerplast/BB1sm.jpg

Bonnie will be 65 years old on Nov. 8. She does look pretty good, she was the heart and soul of Bonnie and Delaney and Friends. I've read many things about them over the years, Delaney was cheaper than a cheap whore, a guy who would sell his own mother. Bonnie is one of my favorite singers, amazing voice.

Harrison and Clapton knew what was going on, they didn't hang out with lousy musicians.

franksguitar
11-01-2008, 03:26 PM
She just played a couple weeks ago at Blind Willies in Atlanta for a cancer Hospice benefit.

playon
11-01-2008, 08:50 PM
I worked with Bonnie for awhile in the late 70s and it was mostly a lot of fun. It was one of the more inspiring gigs I've had as far as backing up a female vocalist, maybe topped only by getting to play a few dates with Etta James about 10 years later.

Some of the other guys in Bonnie's band had worked with both her and Delaney and I heard a lot of harsh stuff about Delaney as a person, that he treated Bonnie badly, including after the divorce. I remember her being really upset when he wouldn't let her see her kids sometimes. But, I also heard from guys who saw Delany work in the studio that he was a huge talent. This is the guy who produced (and mostly wrote) Clapton's first solo album. Bonnie is a great talent too, but when they were a duo it was Delany that did most of the writing, producing, and who was the band leader. But Bonnie co-wrote "Superstar" with Leon Russel, which is a killer tune.

More trivia... on Bonnie's first solo album she used the then-unknown Average White Band and some of the guys from Little Feat also were on the record.

Tuco
11-01-2008, 11:37 PM
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