To Bonnie from Delaney

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To Bonnie from Delaney
Studio album by Delaney & Bonnie
Released September 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Country rock
Length 42:18
Label Atco
Producer Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Delaney Bramlett; assisted by King Curtis
Delaney & Bonnie chronology
On Tour with Eric Clapton
(1970)
To Bonnie from Delaney
(1970)
Motel Shot
(1971)

To Bonnie from Delaney is the fourth studio album by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. It was their first studio album for the Atco/Atlantic label (catalog no. SD 33-341), and their fourth album overall. Coincidentally, Atco/Atlantic's parent company purchased the Bramletts' previous label Elektra Records around this time.

The album peaked at #58 on the Billboard album chart in October 1970, with a single from the album released around that same time, "Soul Shake", also charting. Several of the album's songs ("Living on the Open Road", "The Love of My Man", "Alone Together", "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad") became staples of Delaney and Bonnie's live shows, and remained so until their breakup in 1972.

"Friends" on the album include Duane Allman, Little Richard, King Curtis, and Sneaky Pete Kleinow.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Luck and Troubles" (Delaney Bramlett) - 2:35
  2. "God Knows I Love You" (D. Bramlett, Mac Davis) - 2:46
  3. "Lay Down My Burden" (Steve Bogard, Michael Utley) - 3:35
  4. Medley: "Come On In My Kitchen" (Robert Johnson)/"Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (Herbert Lance, Charles Singleton, John Wallace)/"Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (Traditional, arr. D. Bramlett) - 4:10
  5. "The Love of My Man" (Ed Townsend) - 4:28
  6. "They Call It Rock and Roll Music" (D. Bramlett) - 3:33
  7. "Soul Shake" (Margaret Lewis, Myrna Smith) - 3:10
  8. "Miss Ann" (Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson) - 5:01
  9. "Alone Together" (D. Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock) - 3:13
  10. "Living on the Open Road" (D. Bramlett) - 3:02
  11. "Let Me Be Your Man" (George Soulé, Terry Woodford) - 3:20
  12. "Free the People" (Barbara Keith) - 2:47

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Tom Dowd
  • Recording engineer: Tom Dowd, Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Don Casale
  • Art direction: n/a
  • Photography: Tom Wilkes, Barry Feinstein
  • Liner notes: n/a