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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Never Ending Song of Love

     For a time, in the early 70s, this song was "the" Bauer family song. Anyone remember that?
     Re the band:

From AllMusic

     The husband-and-wife duo of Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett created some of the most distinctive and unique music of the early '70s, but their alchemical sound – equal parts blue-eyed soul, blues, country, and gospel – was often marginalized by the attention instead paid to the contributions of their famous "friends," including rock icons like Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and George Harrison.
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     Now [1969] dubbed Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, the group briefly joined up with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and toured Europe before returning stateside in 1970. When Clapton dropped out to begin working on his debut solo album – a record that introduced a bluesy, raw vocal style clearly indebted to Delaney – audience interest began to dissipate. Worse, Leon Russell lured away [bassist Carl] Radle and [drummer Jim] Keltner to join Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, forcing the couple to cancel a planned tour of their own.
     Nevertheless, the backing band assembled for 1970's Tom Dowd-produced To Bonnie from Delaney was first-rate, including guitarist Duane Allman, bassist Jerry Scheff, pianist Jim Dickinson [see Alex Chilton], and saxophonist King Curtis.
     1971's Motel Shot was another all-star affair, highlighted by Delaney & Bonnie's biggest U.S. pop hit, "Never Ending Song of Love." The following year's D & B Together yielded another Top 20 hit, a reading of Dave Mason's "Only You Know and I Know." However, the LP was Delaney & Bonnie's last – when their marriage fell apart, so did their musical collaboration….


1 comment:

Hey, this is a family blog!