Delaney & Bonnie and Friends - Home (1969)

Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett were a husband and wife soul duo known for the ‘friends’, a large non-permanent group of famous musician associates who played with them both in the studio and on tour.

Delaney and Bonnie met in L.A. in 1967, and quickly got married and started performing as a duo. Prior to this Delaney had been working in the music business with Leon Russell, and through their connections they were able to form a solid band around the pair and secure a recording contract with Stax Records.
Their debut album, Home, came out in 1969. It featured a consistently upbeat, powerful horn-driven soul sound.
Both of them were great singers, and would have been able to forge successful solo careers for themselves working independently from the outset. The backing on this album mostly came from the Stax house band, Booker T & The MGs (organist Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper, bassist Duck Dunn and drummer Al Jackson), but it also featured other friends including Russell, bassist Carl Radle and keyboard players Bobby Whitlock and Isaac Hayes, plus plenty of horn players and backing singers. It was produced by Duck Dunn and Don Nix. The songs were mostly written by either the Bramletts or members of the MGs, in collaboration with other writers. The one notable cover here is a great version of “Piece Of My Heart”.
Unfortunately it wasn't very successful on the charts, probably due to poor promotion on Stax's part.

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