Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Delaney & Bonnie

Husband and wife Delaney & Bonnie  Bramlett were of course the first band to sign to Stax Records where they released the album “Home” in 1969 before moving on to Electra Records.

“A Long Road Ahead” – Delaney & Bonnie

On the advice of his by now friend George Harrison, who had tried to sign them to Apple Records, Eric Clapton asked them to be the support act to the “supergroup”  Blind Faith for their 1969 US tour.

Clapton became fast friends with Delaney, Bonnie and their band, preferring their music to Blind Faith’s; he would often appear on stage with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends during this period, and continued to record and tour with them following Blind Faith’s August 1969 breakup.

He helped broker a new record deal for Delaney and Bonnie with his then-US label, Atco (Atlantic) Records, and appears (with Harrison, Dave Mason, and others) on Delaney and Bonnie’s third album, the live On Tour with Eric Clapton (Atco; recorded in the UK 7 December 1969, released June 1970). This album would be their most successful, reaching #29 on the Billboard album charts and achieving RIAA Gold Record status.

“Things Get Better” (Live) – Delaney & Bonnie

Clapton also recruited Delaney and Bonnie and their band to back him on his debut solo album, recorded in late 1969/early 1970 and produced by Delaney.

“After Midnight” – Eric Clapton

Next up for Eric was Derek & The Dominos

To buy the music of Delaney & Bonnie click HERE

To buy the music of Eric Clapton click HERE

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Old Music, Video | , | 1 Comment


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