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Delaney & Bonnie & Friends On Tour With Eric Clapton (1970) - Delaney & Bonnie


    Featuring »

Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric (Patrick) Clapton, Rita Coolidge, Jim Gordon, Tex Johnson, Bobby Keys, Dave Mason, Jim Price, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock

    Tracklisting »
Things Get Better
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07, Running Time: 4:20
  Comments: Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Poor Elijah
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07
  Comments: Part 1 of the "Poor Elijah/Tribute To Johnson (Medley)" track. Total running time of track is 5:00. Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Tribute To Johnson
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07
  Comments: Part 2 of the "Poor Elijah/Tribute To Johnson (Medley)" track. Total running time of track is 5:00. Doesn't directly quote any Robert Johnson songs specifically, but music in 2nd half is clearly based on "Walkin' Blues". Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Only You Know And I KnowLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07, Running Time: 4:10
  Comments: Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
I Don't Want To Discuss It
  Date Performance: 1969-12-01, Running Time: 4:55
  Comments: Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall.
That's What My Man Is For
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07, Running Time: 4:30
  Comments: Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Where There's A Will, There's A Way
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07, Running Time: 4:57
  Comments: Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 1st Show.
Comin' Home
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07, Running Time: 5:30
  Comments: Billed as "Coming Home". Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Tutti FruttiLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07
  Comments: Part A of the "Little Richard Medley". Total running time of track is 5:45. Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
The Girl Can't Help It
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07
  Comments: Part B of the "Little Richard Medley". Total running time of track is 5:45. Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Long Tall Sally
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07
  Comments: Part C of the "Little Richard Medley". Total running time of track is 5:45. Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
Jenny JennyLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1969-12-07
  Comments: Part D of the "Little Richard Medley". Total running time of track is 5:45. Recorded live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England, 2nd Show.
    Guest Appearance »

George Harrison

    Released »

1970-06

    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Beth Beatty (Songwriter), (Robert) Bumps Blackwell (Songwriter), Delaney Bramlett (Songwriter), Delaney Bramlett (Songwriter), Bonnie Bramlett (Songwriter), Bonnie Bramlett (Songwriter), Eric (Patrick) Clapton (Songwriter), Eric (Patrick) Clapton (Songwriter), Dick Cooper (Songwriter), Steve(n) (Lee) (The Colonel) Cropper (Songwriter), Eddie Floyd (Songwriter), Jim/James Henry Ford (Songwriter), Bessie Griffin (Songwriter), Wayne Jackson (Songwriter), Enotris Johnson (Songwriter), Dorothy LaBostrie (Songwriter), Little Richard (Penniman) (Songwriter), Joe/Joseph Lubin(sky) (Songwriter), Dave Mason (Songwriter), Leon Russell (Claude Bridges) (Songwriter), Ernie Shelby (Songwriter), Bobby (Robert W.) Troup (Songwriter), Bobby Whitlock (Songwriter), Bobby Whitlock (Songwriter), Delaney Bramlett (Produced By), Delaney Bramlett (Produced By), Jimmy Miller (Produced By), Glyn Johns (Recording Engineer), Andy Johns (Recording Engineer), Barry Feinstein (Photography By), Tom Wilkes (Photography By), Barry Feinstein (Design By), Tom Wilkes (Design By), Bill Halverson (Mix Down Engineer), Delaney Bramlett (Horn Arrangements By), Delaney Bramlett (Horn Arrangements By), Jim Price (Horn Arrangements By), Jim Price (Horn Arrangements By)

    Record Label »
Atco

    Catalogue Number »

SD-33-326 (LP) 33326-4 (Cassette) 33326-2 (CD)

    Running Time »

39:07

    Liner Notes »

Special Thanks to Ahmet Ertegun & Mysterioso.

ATCO RECORDS, DIVISION OF ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORTION, A Warner Communications Company
75 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10019

(C) 1970 Atlantic Recording Corporation

All Rights Reserved.

Printed/Made in U.S.A. by WEA Manufacturing

Warning: Unauthorized reproduction/duplication of this recording is prohibited by Federal Law/violation of applicable laws and subject to criminal prosecution.

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4/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.04/5.0
Rocking showband document
Review written by John Fitzgerald, April 19th, 2005

It's no surprise that this album is thought of as a landmark album for Clapton's career and Delaney & Bonnie's high point but it's virtual refusal to give mercy on the rocking energy that pours out throughout this album oddly makes you not care that D & B are not really showing their versatilities on style (that they have done elsewhere on record) here as it's simply a great rocking time. There is the odd exception like Bonnie's vocal centerpiece, the strolling blues of "That's what my man is for" and this is the track where you can hear shades of Bekka's blues side best but both women are strong and individual enough to not have this come across as a straight-out blueprint for Bekka's vocals. Dave Mason is listed as "guitar" for this album and as Delaney is listed as "rhythm guitar" and Eric is listed for "lead guitar" duties, this makes it all the more difficult to know which songs Dave is on and which parts he may be playing. It's probably safe to assume that he would be playing something on the Bramlett's cover of his "Only you know and I know" which here is fiery enough with it's lean guitars but the horns really weaken the power in the track (though it does still rock harder than D&B's studio version of this track (which Mason also plays on which you may also wish to seek out). As for the rest, the popular Clapton co penned "Comin' home" is perhaps predictably a stand out shuffling rocker as is the Ike & Tina Turner styled fast pulse of "I don't want to discuss it" and the throbbing opening stomp of "Things get better" which well and truly wakes you up. "Poor Elijah - Tribute to Johnson (Medley)" is a well put together building mid tempo rouser and "Where there's a will there's a way" is another speedy rock song that lands inside an impressive groove you won't tire of and the closing "Little Richard medley" though the longest track here, won't seem it as it's likable breakneck pace throughout it's nearly six minutes won't bother you though one may think they would wish there to be more variety in the track overall. The speed stays from the opening "Tutti frutti" through "The girl can't help it". The quick pace remains for "Long tall Sally" and though things quiet down a little for "Jenny Jenny" the energizing keeps going...and going. Perhaps a D & B compilation would better show the Bramlett's mix of gospel, blues, country and rock as the studio tracks most likely show those directions they have taken more clearly through more traditional arrangements. Those elements are here though, they just don't show as much through the rocking power this album displays and while hearing it, you'll not really care you're missing out on such purities as the Ike & Tina showband style available for listen here is most pleasing.

    Last Modified »
2010-09-08
    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Richard J. Orlando, Steve MacDougall & Jeff Kenney.