3.28.2014

MISS BONNIE BRAMLETT WEARS THE CROWN


Just Love.....
Miss Bonnie Bramlett....❤️

Where to begin with a woman who first off all has the most amazing voice in music history. I don't use those terms lightly...Within the first few notes...you recognize that sexy woman's voice. There is no other woman in rock that compares to her style..

Back in the 1970's I was lucky enough to have seen her in Ann Arbor..the audience went wild for Bonnie. Though she supported the many many famous guys that were her friends, it was Bonnie who gave them soul, spark, and color...those guys needed Bonnie..rock n roll was pretty dull without her if you ask me...


My favorite of her many famous songs is "When the Battle is Over" with her former husband Delaney Bramlett. In my book...Bonnie wears the crown....



Bonnie was born in Alton, Illinois, and grew up in East St. Louis. At 14, she was allowed to sing on Gaslight Square, a St. Louis nightclub area much like the French Quarter in 
New Orleans.


She was groomed by the best - Jazz greats Stan Getz, The Quartet Tres Bien, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, and Nat and Cannonball Adderly gave her a musical foundation par excellence. But it was her love for rhythm and blues that brought her to the attention of Albert King and Little Milton.


DID YOU KNOW....Bonnie made musical history as the first white Ikette for Ike and Tina Turner? Ike Turner was a very demanding taskmaster....do you know just how good Bonnie had to be at backup vocals and dancing? OMG


When she expanded her career and moved to Los Angeles in 1967, she met Delaney Bramlett and married him seven days later. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends shared the stage with "Friends" that included Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, George Harrison, Dave Mason, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons and John Lennon to name just a few.


A complete list of collaborations both in songwriting and performance reads like a history of Rock and Roll.

Delaney & Bonnie released five outstanding albums, their first recording being "Home" on Stax Records. Hit singles such as "Soul Shake," "Never Ending Song of Love," and "Only You Know & I Know" kept them on the charts. The duo broke up personally and professionally in 1973. Bonnnie's songwriting credits include "Superstar" (nominated for a Grammy in 1972), and "Give Peace a Chance," both co-written with Leon Russell.

 "I am a singer who writes songs," Bonnie says. But she is really much more: a musical legend, a national treasure and a classic beauty of a rocker in every sense of the word.

2 comments:

  1. singers' voices get old. we miss them as they were in their youth

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