What does it sound like?:
In 1969, Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett must have felt on top of the world. Bonnie sang with such freedom and passion, she was the first white Ikette. She could even scream in tune. Delaney was a dazzlingly talented singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, capable of anything and a very charming man to boot. Judging by the strange, Edwardian cover, Delaney & Bonnie were enjoying domestic bliss. Professionally, they had a bag full of songs, a shiny new contract with Elektra and a band of ‘Friends’ whose talents compared favourably with their own: Leon Russell, Carl Radle, Jim Keltner, Bobby Whitlock, Jerry McGhee, Bobby Keys, Jim Price and Rita Coolridge.
The Original Delaney And Bonnie And Friends (Accept No Substitute) is an alchemic brew of an album. Imagine a white rock band playing Gospel, then stretch that to include Country, Blues and Soul. They put all that together, cast a magic spell, and came up with a rollicking good-time sound that turned heads. It is sweet, sexy, sassy and soulful.
The opening two tracks, Get Ourselves Together and Someday, introduce us to the husband and wife vocal interplay and the infectious guitar and horn » Continue Reading.