Delaney & Bonnie and Friends - To Bonnie From Delaney (1970)

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.
The Bramletts' first three albums had stuck to electric rock-styled soul music, but their fourth, 1970's To Bonnie From Delaney, widened the pallette a bit, reaching back to their roots and touching on gospel, blues and country sounds. A few of the songs had acoustic textures, but the album was truly diverse, including two powerful electric rockers in "Soul Shake" and "Living On The Open Road". Covers included George Soulé's "Let Me Be Your Man", Robert Johnson's "Come On In My Kitchen", Barbara Keith's "Free The People" and Theola Kilgore's "The Love Of My Man". The end result was a wide-ranging soul stew of American roots music, sung with fire and passion. It could perhaps be called their best album.
Rock & Roll pioneer Little Richard guested on a version of his own "Miss Ann". The list of other guest musicians who appeared on the album is vast - it includes guitarist Duane Allman, Jim Gordon and Bobby Whitlock of Derek & The Dominos, pedal steel guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Jim Dickinson, sax player King Curtis, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton of Little Feat, members of The Memphis Horns... and many more.

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