Randall Bramblett

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Randall Bramblett
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Randall Bramblett on keyboards at The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ, on September 14, 2013.
Background information
Born 1948
Origin Jesup, Georgia, United States
Genres Folk, pop/rock, acoustic, adult alternative
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Singing, guitar, saxophone
Website randallbramblett.com

Randall Bramblett (born 1948, Jesup, Georgia, United States) is an American musician and singer-songwriter, whose career as a solo artist, session player, and touring musician, has spanned more than three decades. He has worked with Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Goose Creek Symphony, Robbie Robertson, Elvin Bishop, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Bramlett, B.J. Thomas, Widespread Panic, and Roger Glover.[1] He plays keyboards, saxophones, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, and his songwriting is influenced by blues, folk, and gospel music.

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Georgia, Bramblett studied religion and psychology at the University of North Carolina, with the objective of entering the seminary. However, finding inspiration in the music of James Taylor, Carole King, and Bob Dylan, he abandoned his theological studies and pursued songwriting, soon moving to Athens, Georgia.

After establishing himself as a session musician in the early 1970s, recording with artists like Gregg Allman and Elvin Bishop, Bramblett toured with bands such as the Gregg Allman Band, Sea Level, Widespread Panic, and Traffic.[1][2] Bramblett, along with Chuck Leavell, has been credited with giving Sea Level, described as "a jazz-influenced spinoff from the Allman Brothers Band," a new, unique direction.[3] Bramblett has been described as an outstanding lyricist and vocalist. The songs he wrote during his time with Sea Level have been described as "philosophical, despairing soul and funk tunes and rockers."[3]

Bramblett recorded two albums in the 1970s, and a CD in 1998. Bramblett's fourth album, No More Mr. Lucky, was released in 2001. On the album Bramblett plays Hammond B-3 and saxes. Tracks on the album has been described as rich, funky, hip, and raw.[2]

Discography[edit]

Randall Bramblett on sax at The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ, on September 14, 2013.

Randall Bramblett/The Randall Bramblett Band[edit]

Album title Release date Label Format(s)
That Other Mile 1975 Polydor LP
Light Of The Night 1976 Polydor LP
Live at the i&i 1982 Catmando Productions LP
Visionary School 1997 Compact cassette
See Through Me 1998 Capricorn CD
No More Mr. Lucky 2001 New West CD, digital download
Thin Places 2004 New West CD, digital download
Rich Someday 2006 New West CD, digital download
Now It's Tomorrow 2008 New West CD, digital download
The Meantime 2010 Blue Ceiling CD, digital download
Randall Bramblett & Geoff Achison

Jammin' In The Attic

2010 Hittin' The Note Records CD, digital download
The Bright Spots 2013 101 Distribution ADA CD, digital download

Guest appearances[edit]

Artist Album Year Label Performances Other contributions
Allman and Woman Two The Hard Way 1977 Capricorn sax
The Allman Brothers Band All Live 1998 Polygram International sax
Gregg Allman Laid Back 1973 Capricorn sax
The Gregg Allman Tour 1974 Polygram organ, horn, sax horn arrangements
Atlanta Rhythm Section Back Up Against The Wall 1973 Decca piano
Elvin Bishop Let It Flow 1974 Capricorn sax
Sure Feels Good: The Best of Elvin Bishop 1992 Polydor sax
Bonnie Bramlett It's Time 1975 Capricorn sax
Lady's Choice 1976 Capricorn sax
Beautiful 2008 Rockin' Camel sax, keys, vocals
Cowboy Boyer and Talton 1973 Capricorn sax, vocals
Cowboy 1977 Capricorn sax, vocals
A Different Time: The Best of Cowboy 1993 Polydor sax
Deep Purple and Friends Purple and Other Colors 2003 Snapper Music vocals
Doubting Thomas Who Died and Made You King? 1998 Oh Very sax
Enlightenment Road Band Songs From the Road to Enlightenment 2001 Five Feathers piano, organ, sax, vocals
Filet of Soul Incommunicado 1998 Shank sax
Rick Fowler Back On My Good Foot 2008 Jammates organ
Roger Glover Snapshot 2002 Red Ink piano, keys, organ, sax, vocals
Gov't Mule Live...With a Little Help from Our Friends 1999 Volcano 3 soprano, tenor sax
The Deep End, vol. 1 2001 ATO organ
John Hammond, Jr. Can't Beat The Kid 1975 Capricorn piano, keys
Hydra Hydra 1974 Capricorn sax
Johnny Jenkins Blessed Blues 1996 Capricorn organ, sax
Handle With Care 2001 Orchard keys
All In Good Time 2005 Mean Old World organ, keys, sax, vocals
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons Conscious Contact 2001 Terminus organ, keys, Wurlitzer, vocals
Jan Krist Curious 1996 Silent Planet piano, keys, sax
Chuck Leavell Southscape 2005 Megaforce recorder, sax
Lingo Through The Scattered Trees 2008 organ, sax
Francine Reed Can't Make It On My Own 1996 Ichiban sax
Robbie Robertson Carny (soundtrack) 1980 Warner Bros. sax
B. J. Thomas Longhorns & Londonbridges 1974 Paramount piano, keys, vocals several Randall Bramblett compositions on album
Traffic Traffic Live (DVD) 1994 Rhino woodwinds, keys
The Last Great Traffic Jam 2005 Legacy woodwinds, keys
various artists Woodstock '94 (DVD) 1994 A&M woodwinds, keys
Vigilantes of Love Live at the 40 Watt 1998 Paste Hammond synth
Summershine 2001 Compass organ, piano, keys, mellotron, Chamberlain
Widespread Panic Live in the Classic City 2002 Sanctuary sax
Jackassolantern 2004 Sanctuary sax
Steve Winwood Refugees of the Heart 1990 Virgin sax
Sea Level Cats on the Coast 1977 Capricorn Organ, Alto and Soprano Sax, Vocals, Percussion
Sea Level On the Edge 1978 Capricorn Alto and Soprano Sax, Vocals, Electric Piano
Sea Level Long Walk on a Short Pier 1979 Capricorn Alto and Soprano Sax, Vocals, Keyboards
Sea Level Ball Room 1980 BMG Alto and Soprano Sax, Vocals, Keyboards
Sea Level Best of Sea Level 1990 Island/Mercury Alto and Soprano Sax, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Himes, Geoffrey (28 May 2004). "Thin P ...:". The Washington Post Washington, D.C. pp. WW. 15. 
  2. ^ a b Cristiano, Nick (1 February 2002). "Deep style and substance". Orlando Sentinel Orlando, FL. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b Palmer, Robert (26 September 1980). "Sea Level at Bottom Line (Review)". New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast) New York, NY. pp. C.21. 

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