D & B Together

D & B Together

This was Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett's eighth and final album together. They divorced shortly after its release in 1972 which is unfortunate if only because D & B Together plays like they had truly hit their stride in blending blues, gospel, country, soul, and rock to forge a signature sound. It opens with the driving "Only You And I Know," penned by Dave Mason who appears on the album along with Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Leon Russell, John Hartford, Billy Preston, and Steve Cropper. Their inspired take on the traditional "Wade In The River Of Jordan" blossoms with a boisterous gospel choir singing a rave-up so fevered that it could make diehard atheists dance and testify. Interestingly, the choir was handpicked by Bonnie Bramlett to comprise Tina Turner, Sam and Merry Clayton, Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Patrice Holloway, and Clydie King amongst others. "Comin' Home" is a blues rocking gem that was written with Clapton, though "Groupie (Superstar)" is a more obvious standout. The six tracks following "Country Life" are additional songs recorded by Delaney and Bonnie as solo artists following their breakup.

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