Ingram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work with the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, he popularized what he called "Cosmic American Music", a hybrid of country and blues, soul and rock. He recorded as a solo artist and with the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, his short career was described by AllMusic as "enormously influential" for country and rock, "blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other."Parsons was born in Winter Haven and developed an interest in country music while attending Harvard University. He founded the International Submarine Band in 1966 and, after several months of delay, their debut album Safe at Home was released in 1968. Parsons joined The Byrds in early 1968 and played a pivotal role in the making of the seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album. After leaving the group in late 1968, Parsons and fellow Byrd Chris Hillman formed The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969, releasing their debut, The Gilded Palace of Sin, the same year.
The album failed commercially. After a sloppy cross-country tour, they hastily recorded Burrito Deluxe. Parsons was fired from the band before its release in early 1970, he soon signed with A&M Records but after several unproductive sessions he canceled his intended solo debut in early 1971. Parsons moved to France, where he lived for a short period at Villa Nellcôte with his friend Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. Returning to America, Parsons met Emmylou Harris through his friend and former bandmate Chris Hillman, she assisted him on vocals for his first solo record, GP, released in 1973. Although it received enthusiastic reviews, the release failed to chart, his next album, Grievous Angel, met with a similar reception and peaked at number 195 on the Billboard chart. His health deteriorated due to several years of drug abuse and he died in 1973 at the age of 26. Since his death, Parsons has been credited with helping to found both country rock and alt-country, he did not consider his work "country rock" because he felt it should not be categorized in a single genre since it was a unique blend of many genres and styles of music with his own personal twang.
In 1968, the Byrds were met with a hostile crowd. They appeared on Ralph Emery's WSM radio show and were shocked to find he had none of their records. Parsons and Roger McGuinn wrote the song Drug Store Truck Drivin Man in response, his posthumous honors include the Americana Music Association "President's Award" for 2003 and a ranking at No. 87 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Ingram Cecil Connor III was born on November 5, 1946, in Winter Haven, Florida, to Ingram Cecil "Coon Dog" and Avis Connor. The Connors resided at their main residence in Waycross, but Avis traveled to her hometown in Florida to give birth, she was the daughter of citrus fruit magnate John A. Snively, who held extensive properties in Winter Haven and in Waycross; the senior Ingram Connor was a famous World War II flying ace, decorated with the Air Medal, present at the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Biographer David Meyer characterized these parents as loving. However, he notes that "unhappiness was eating away at the Connor family": Avis suffered from depression, both parents were alcoholics.
Ingram Connor committed suicide two days before Christmas in 1958, devastating the 12-year-old Gram and his younger sister named Avis. Avis subsequently married Robert Parsons, who adopted his sister. Gram Parsons attended the prestigious Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida before transferring to the public Winter Haven High School. For a time, the family found a stability of sorts, they were torn apart in early 1965, when Robert became embroiled in an extramarital affair and Avis' heavy drinking led to her death from cirrhosis on June 5, 1965, the day of Gram's graduation from Bolles. As his family disintegrated around him, Parsons developed strong musical interests after seeing Elvis Presley perform in concert on February 22, 1956, in Waycross. Five years while in his teens, he played in rock and roll cover bands such as the Pacers and the Legends, headlining in clubs owned by his stepfather in the Winter Haven/Polk County area. By the age of 16, he graduated to folk music, in 1963 he teamed with his first professional outfit, the Shilos, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Influenced by The Kingston Trio and The Journeymen, the band played hootenannies, coffee houses and high school auditoriums. Forays into New York City included a performance at Florida's exhibition in the 1964 New York World's Fair and regular appearances at the Café Rafio on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village in the summer of 1964. Although John Phillips arranged an exploratory meeting with Albert Grossman, the impresario balked at booking the group for a Christmas engagement at The Bitter End when he discovered that the Shilos were high school students. Following a recording session at the radio station of Bob Jo
Bonnie Bramlett is an American singer and occasional actress known for her distinctive vocals in rock and pop music. She began as a backing vocalist for R&B singers. Bramlett was born in Illinois, she started her musical career at the age of thirteen as a backup singer for blues singers such as Albert King and Little Milton and the R&B singer Fontella Bass. She was the first white woman to sing with Tina Turner as one of the Ikettes, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met the singer Delaney Bramlett in 1967 at a bowling alley gig for his band, the Shindogs. They were married within the week, their daughter, Bekka Bramlett, now a singer, was born the following year. The duo became known as Delaney & Bonnie, they soon toured Europe with the British rock guitarist Eric Clapton. With frequent drop-in performances by other noted musicians like Duane Allman, George Harrison, Dave Mason, the group became known as Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. Despite this all-star assistance, only two songs by Delaney and Bonnie reached the charts, their best-known "Never Ending Song of Love" and a cover of Mason's "Only You Know and I Know".
Delaney and Bonnie co-wrote, with Leon Russell, "Superstar," popularized by the Carpenters, the classic "Let It Rain", included on Clapton's eponymous first album. In 1969, The Rolling Stones asked Bonnie to sing a duet with Mick Jagger on their song "Gimme Shelter", but Bramlett's husband, refused to let her perform with the Stones; the Stones asked soul and gospel singer Merry Clayton to sing on the track. It remains the most prominent contribution to a Rolling Stones track by a female vocalist. Delaney and Bonnie disbanded, both musically and maritally, in 1972. Bonnie Bramlett continued her career as a solo recording artist, she released her first solo outing Sweet Bonnie Bramlett in 1973, backed by the Average White Band whose name she proposed. That album presaged the Disco movement with the track Crazy'Bout My Baby played in underground dance clubs, she toured the United States with her band, the Entertainers, consisting of Mike Baxter on keyboards. Bramlett continued to contribute vocals to recordings by other artists, including Little Feat and the Allman Brothers Band.
In 1979, Bramlett travelled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival, alongside Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Billy Swan, Weather Report, Mike Finnegan, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and Billy Joel, plus an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón. Her performance appears in Havana Jam'79 a documentary film by Ernesto Juan Castellanos. While on tour with Stills in 1979, Bramlett punched Elvis Costello in the face at a hotel bar in Columbus, after Costello referred to James Brown as a "jive-ass nigger" and Ray Charles a "blind, ignorant nigger". Costello apologized at a press conference in New York City a few days claiming he had been drunk and had been trying to be obnoxious in order to bring the conversation to a swift conclusion. According to Costello, "it became necessary for me to outrage these people with about the most obnoxious and offensive remarks that I could muster."
After exploring gospel music in the'80s, Bonnie married Danny Sheridan in 1988. He produced her next recordings, in which she was backed by the Bandaloo Doctors, with their self-proclaimed "revolutionary hard rockin' blues"; the group's music attracted the admiration of many Hollywood celebrities, the couple was soon cast for several seasons as semi-regulars on the hit ABC series Roseanne. Bonnie played a co-worker and friend of Roseanne Barr's character Roseanne Conner, with Danny Sheridan writing music and appearing as the character Hank the bass player. During this period and Bonnie's daughter, Bekka Bramlett started a singing career joining Fleetwood Mac in 1993 after the departure of Stevie Nicks. Danny Sheridan died in 2016. Bonnie and Delaney Bramlett had small roles in the 1971 film Vanishing Point and in 1974's Catch My Soul. Bonnie guest-starred in an episode of Fame in 1986 and in the 1991 movie The Doors, playing a bartender, she appeared in the Andrew Davis film The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.
In 2002, Bramlett returned to her musical roots. In 2006, she was a backup vocalist for the Southern rock artist Shooter Jennings on his album Electric Rodeo, she declined to accompany him on his ensuing tour. Delaney & Bonnie: Home Accept No Substitute entitled The Original Delaney & Bonnie On Tour with Eric Clapton To Bonnie from Delaney Genesis Motel Shot Country Life D&B Together, reissue of Country Life The Best of Delaney & Bonnie The Best of Delaney & Bonnie Bonnie Bramlett: Sweet Bonnie Bramlett It's Time Lady's Choice Memories Step by Step I'm Still the Same It's Time/Lady's Choice, reissue of 2 LPs on 1 CD Roots, Blues & Jazz Beautif
Rita Coolidge is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, her songs were on Billboard magazine's pop, adult contemporary, jazz charts, she won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and then-husband Kris Kristofferson, her most famous recordings include " Higher and Higher", "We're All Alone", the theme song for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy: "All Time High". Coolidge is a graduate of Florida State University. After singing around Memphis, she was discovered by Delaney & Bonnie, who worked with her in Los Angeles. There, she became a background singer on many other people's albums, she sang for Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Harry Chapin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills. She was featured in Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour and album, singing Russell's and Bonnie Bramlett's song "Superstar." She inspired Russell to write a song of the same name for her. In November 1970, she met Kris Kristofferson at the Los Angeles airport when they were both catching the same flight to Tennessee.
He got off in Memphis rather than continue to his intended destination in Nashville. The two married in 1973 and recorded several duet albums, which sold well and earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1974 for "From the Bottle to the Bottom", in 1976 for "Lover Please". Coolidge's greatest success on the pop charts came during 1977–1978 with four consecutive top 25 hits, remakes of Jackie Wilson's " Higher and Higher", Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone", the Temptations' "The Way You Do The Things You Do", Marcia Hines' "You". Coolidge was among the first hosts on VH1, a U. S. cable network. In 2006, she recorded a standards album. In the recording of the original hit "Layla" by Eric Clapton's band Derek and the Dominos in 1970, Clapton returned to the studio where he heard the band's drummer Jim Gordon playing a piano piece he had composed himself separately. Clapton, impressed by the piece, convinced Gordon to allow it to be used as part of the song in the coda section.
Though only Gordon has been credited with this part, the band's keyboardist Bobby Whitlock claims, "Jim took that piano melody from his ex-girlfriend, Rita Coolidge. I know because in the Delaney & Bonnie days, I lived in John Garfield's old house in the Hollywood Hills and there was a guest house with an upright piano in it. Rita and Jim were up there in the guest house and invited me to join in on writing this song with them called "Time", her sister Priscilla wound up recording it with Booker T. Jones. Jim didn't give her credit for writing it, her boyfriend ripped her off". "Time" ended up on the 1973 album Chronicles by Booker Priscilla. Coolidge is the daughter of Dick and Charlotte Coolidge, a minister and schoolteacher, with sisters Linda and Priscilla, brother Raymond. Coolidge was married to Kris Kristofferson from 1973 to 1980, they have one daughter, born in 1974. In her memoir, Coolidge describes her marriage to Kristofferson as volatile due to his alcoholism and infidelity, she alleges when they divorced she didn't ask him for anything.
In 2016, Coolidge told People. Coolidge had romantic liaisons with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. Rita leaving Stills for Nash has been cited as a contributing factor behind the initial 1970 breakup of Crosby, Nash & Young, she was the "sweet little Indian girl" named "Raven" in the Grateful Dead collaboration "Cowboy Movie" on David Crosby's album If I Could Only Remember My Name. Coolidge was involved with Leon Russell and Joe Cocker. During the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, Coolidge claims her boyfriend at the time, Jim Gordon, physically assaulted her which resulted in a black eye for the rest of the tour. Coolidge ended the relationship and never spoke to him again. Coolidge married Tatsuya Suda, a world leader in computer architecture research, on June 19, 2004, in the Cook Islands. Suda, a Japanese citizen, retired in 2010 after a long tenure as a professor at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, when allegations of professional misconduct against him surfaced. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of receiving illegal payments.
Coolidge had lived in Fallbrook, where she painted and exhibited her work. Her autobiography, Delta Lady: A Memoir, was published in April 2016. In 2017, Coolidge rekindled a romantic relationship with a former college lover, Joe Hutto, moved back to Tallahassee. In October, 2014, Coolidge's sister, was killed by her husband, Michael Siebert, in a murder/suicide; the pain of that loss was exacerbated when the killer's ashes were delivered to Rita's home and she had to dispose of them. In 1997, Coolidge was one of the founding members of Walela, a Native American music trio, that included Priscilla and her daughter Laura Satterfield; the trio released studio albums in 1997 and 2000, a live album and DVD in 2004 and a compilation album in 2007. Walela means hummingbird in Cherokee. Coolidge considered this group important, not only in honoring her Cherokee ancestors but in bringing their culture to others; as part of her Native American heritage, she performed with Robbie Robertson, who has Mohawk ancestry, at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
A B-side of "Fever" B Charted as a double A-side in Australia backed with "I Don't Want to Talk About It" Official website Rita Coolidge on A&M Records Record
Stax Records is an American record label based in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961, it was influential in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music. Stax released gospel and blues recordings. Renowned for its output of blues music, the label was founded by two siblings and business partners, Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton, it featured several popular ethnically integrated bands and a racially integrated team of staff and artists unprecedented in that time of racial strife and tension in Memphis and the South. According to ethnomusicologist Rob Bowman, the label's use of "one studio, one equipment set-up, the same set of musicians and a small group of songwriters led to a identifiable sound, it was a sound based in black gospel, blues and earlier forms of rhythm and blues. It became known as southern soul music."Following the death of Stax's biggest star, Otis Redding, in 1967, the severance of the label's distribution deal with Atlantic Records in 1968, Stax continued under the supervision of a new co-owner, Al Bell.
Over the next five years, Bell expanded the label's operations in order to compete with Stax's main rival, Motown Records in Detroit. During the mid-1970s, a number of factors, including a problematic distribution deal with CBS Records, caused the label to slide into insolvency, resulting in its forced closure in late 1975. In 1977, Fantasy Records acquired selected pre-1968 recordings. Beginning in 1978, Stax began signing new acts and issuing new material, as well as reissuing recorded Stax material. However, by the early 1980s, no new material was being issued on the label, for the next two decades, Stax was a reissue label. After Concord Records acquired Fantasy in 2004, the Stax label was reactivated, is today used to issue both the 1968–1975 catalog material and new recordings by current R&B and soul performers. Atlantic Records continues to hold the rights to the vast majority of the 1959–1968 Stax material. Stax Records named Satellite Records, was founded in Memphis in 1957 by Jim Stewart operating in a garage.
Satellite's early releases were country music, rockabilly records or straight pop numbers, reflecting the tastes of Stewart at the time. In 1958, Stewart's sister Estelle Axton began her financial interest in the company. Taking a considerable financial risk, she mortgaged her family home to invest $2500 in the company, enabling Satellite to purchase an Ampex 350 mono console tape recorder; the company set up a small recording studio in Brunswick, Tennessee, in 1959. Around this time, Stewart was introduced to blues music by staff producer Chips Moman. In the summer of that year, Satellite released its first record by a rhythm and blues act, "Fool in Love", by the Veltones, soon picked up for national distribution by Mercury Records. However, Satellite remained a country and pop label for the next year or so. While promoting "Fool in Love," Stewart met with Memphis disc jockey and R&B singer Rufus Thomas, both parties were impressed by the other. Around the same time, at the urging of Chips Moman, Stewart moved the company back to Memphis and into an old movie theater, the former Capitol Theatre, at 926 East McLemore Avenue in South Memphis.
In the summer of 1960, Rufus Thomas and his daughter Carla were the first artists to make a recording in this new facility. It went on to sell between thirty and forty thousand copies, becoming Satellite's biggest hit to that time. With the success of "Cause I Love You", Stewart made a distribution deal giving Atlantic first choice on releasing Satellite recordings. From this point on, Stewart focused more on recording and promoting rhythm and blues acts. Not having known anything about the R&B genre prior to having recorded acts such as the Veltones and Rufus & Carla, Stewart likened the situation to that of "a blind man who gained his sight." From 1961 on all of the output of Satellite Records would be in the R&B/southern soul style. As part of the deal with Atlantic, Satellite agreed to continue recording Carla Thomas but allowed her recordings to be released on the Atlantic label, her first hit, "Gee Whiz", was issued as Satellite 104, but it was reissued as Atlantic 2086, becoming a hit in early 1961.
Her recordings would continue to be issued on Atlantic through mid-1965, though much of her work was recorded in the studios at Satellite or in Nashville under the supervision of the Stax staff. In June 1961, Satellite signed the Royal Spades. Changing their name to the Mar-Keys, the band recorded and issued the single "Last Night", which shot to #3 on the US pop charts and #2 on the R&B charts. "Last Night" was the first single to be nationally distributed on the Satellite label. This led to a complaint from another company named Satellite Records, in operation in California for some years but was unaware of the Memphis-based Satellite label. Accordingly, in September 1961, Satellite permanently changed its name to "Stax Records," a portmanteau of the names of the two owners of the company: Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton. By 1962, the pieces w
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, voice actor and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes and Porter, along with Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, others. In 2002, Hayes was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame; the song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by Sam & Dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the Songs of the Century. During the late 1960s, Hayes began a career as a recording artist.
He had several successful soul albums such as Black Moses. In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures, he was well known for his musical score for the film Shaft. For the "Theme from Shaft", he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972, he became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He won two Grammy Awards for that same year, he was given his third Grammy for his music album Black Moses. In 1992 Hayes was crowned honorary king of the Ada region of Ghana in recognition of his humanitarian work there, he acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movies Truck Turner and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files. He voiced the character Chef from the animated Comedy Central series South Park from its debut in 1997 until 2005, his influences were Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Jerry Butler, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, psychedelic soul groups like The Chambers Brothers and Sly and the Family Stone.
On August 5, 2003, Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers. Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations; as of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances. Isaac Hayes, Jr. was born in Tennessee, in Tipton County. He was Isaac Hayes, Sr.. After his mother died young and his father abandoned his family, Isaac, Jr. was raised by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade, Sr; the child of a sharecropper family, he grew up working on farms in Shelby County, in Tipton County. At age five Hayes began singing at his local church. Hayes dropped out of high school, but his former teachers at Manassas High School in Memphis encouraged him to complete his diploma, which he did at age 21. After graduating from high school, Hayes was offered several music scholarships from colleges and universities, he turned down all of them to provide for his immediate family, working at a meat-packing plant in Memphis by day and playing nightclubs and juke joints several evenings a week in Memphis and nearby northern Mississippi.
His first professional gigs, in the late 1950s, were as a singer at Curry's Club in North Memphis, backed by Ben Branch's houseband. Hayes began his recording career in the early 1960s, as a session player for various acts of the Memphis-based Stax Records, he wrote a string of hit songs with songwriting partner David Porter, including "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Soul Man", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" and "Hold On, I'm Comin'" for Sam & Dave. Hayes and Stax studio band Booker T. & the M. G.'s were the producers for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas and other Stax artists during the mid-1960s. Hayes-Porter contributed to the Stax sound made famous during this period, Sam & Dave credited Hayes for helping develop both their sound and style. In 1968, Hayes released his debut album, Presenting Isaac Hayes, a jazzy improvised effort, commercially unsuccessful, his next album was Hot Buttered Soul, released in 1969 after Stax had gone through a major upheaval. The label had lost its largest star, Otis Redding, in a plane crash in December 1967.
Stax lost all of its back catalog to Atlantic Records in May 1968. As a result, Stax executive vice president Al Bell called for 27 new albums to be completed in mid-1969; this album is noted for his distinct sound. On the album, Hayes reinterpreted "Walk On By" into a 12-minute exploration. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" starts with an eight-minute-long monologue before breaking into song, the lone original number, the funky "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" runs nearly ten minutes, a significant break from the standard three-minute soul/pop songs. "Walk On By" would be the first of many times Hayes would take a Burt Bacharach standard made famous as three-minute pop songs by Dionne Warwick or Dusty Springfield, transform it into a soulful and gospel number. In 1970, Hayes
Delaine Alvin "Delaney" Bramlett was an American singer, songwriter and producer. Bramlett's five-decade career reached peaks in creativity and fame in partnership with his then-wife, Bonnie Bramlett, in a revolving troupe of professional musicians and rock superstars known as Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. Bramlett was born in Mississippi. After a stint in the United States Navy, he moved to Los Angeles, California, in the early 1960s, where he established himself as a singer-songwriter, writing with fellow musicians Joey Cooper, Mac Davis, Jackie DeShannon. By 1965, Bramlett was a regular member of the Shindogs, the house band of the television show Shindig!. During this time, he worked with J. J. Cale and Leon released some unsuccessful solo singles. One of these, "Guess I Must Be Dreamin'", entered the Cashbox "Looking Ahead" survey on May 14, 1967. In the late 1960s, British guitarist Eric Clapton joined Delaney & Bonnie & Friends on tour, after which Bramlett produced and co-wrote songs for Clapton's debut solo album, Eric Clapton.
Clapton has credited Bramlett for teaching him the art of rock vocals. Bramlett produced King Curtis's last album, which produced two hit singles, "Teasin'" and "Lonesome Long Way from Home". Bramlett taught George Harrison, with the Beatles, to play slide guitar, which resulted in Harrison's hit "My Sweet Lord". Bramlett wrote, recorded, or appeared on stage with many notable performers, including Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Billy Preston, John Lennon, the Everly Brothers, Spooner Oldham, Steve Cropper and Billy Burnette. Members of the Friends appearing in concert or recording with Bramlett on Friends albums include Clapton, Leon Russell, King Curtis, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dave Mason, Rita Coolidge, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Gram Parsons. In 2006, Bramlett was one of the duet artists on the Jerry Lee Lewis album Last Man Standing and playing guitar on "Lost Highway". In 2008, the year of his death, Bramlett released his first CD in A New Kind of Blues.
The Bramletts' "Never Ending Song of Love" has been covered by others and was used on the soundtrack of the films RV and A Good Year. Bramlett co-wrote Clapton's hit song "Let It Rain". Bramlett was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame on January 18, 2011. Delaney was married to Bonnie Bramlett, his co-band leader, together they had a daughter Bekka Bramlett, a member of Fleetwood Mac in the mid 1990s and has had a long career as a vocalist, backing various country and pop artists and releasing several solo albums. Delaney and Bonnie ended their musical partnership as well. Described in an obituary as a Southern legend, Bramlett died from complications of gall bladder surgery on December 27, 2008, in Los Angeles, California, he was buried at Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. 1969: Home 1969: Accept No Substitute 1970: Delaney & Bonnie & Friends On Tour with Eric Clapton 1970: To Bonnie from Delaney 1971: Genesis 1971: Motel Shot 1972: Country Life 1972: D&B Together -note: reissue of Country Life.
1972: The Best of Delaney & Bonnie 1972: Some Things Coming 1973: Mobius Strip 1975: Giving Birth To A Song 1977: Class Reunion 1990: The Best of Delaney & Bonnie 1998: Sounds From Home 2004: Sweet Inspiration 2007: A New Kind of Blues 1969: Elvin Bishop, Best of Elvin Bishop: "Tulsa Shuffle" - Rhythm guitar, background vocals, producer 1970: The Crickets, Rockin' 50's Rock'n' Roll - Producer 1970: Elvin Bishop, Best of Elvin Bishop: "Crabshaw" - Producer 1970: Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton - Arranger, rhythm guitar, background vocals, producer 1970: Leon Russell, Leon Russell - Guitar 1970: Dave Mason, Alone Together - Guitar, vocals 1971: John Simon, John Simon's Album - Tambourine 1972: Elvin Bishop, Rock My Soul - Guitar, producer 1972: John Hammond Jr, I'm Satisfied - Producer, guitar 1972: Eric Clapton, The History of Eric Clapton - Guitar, vocals 1972: Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton at His Best - Producer 1972: Duane Allman, An Anthology - Rhythm guitar, producer 1972: Everly Brothers, Stories We Could Tell - Guitar, vocals 1973: Jerry Lee Lewis, Sometimes a Memory Ain't Enough - Guitar, vocals 1973: Pacific Gas & Electric, Best - Producer 1973: John Ussery, Ussery - Percussion, slide guitar 1974: Duane Allman, An Anthology Vol. II - Guitar, vocals 1976: Free Creek, Summit Meeting - Guitar 1978: Commander Cody, Flying Dreams - Vocals 1978: Dann Rogers, Hearts Under Fire - Background vocals 1982: Eric Clapton, Time Pieces: Best of Eric Clapton - Rhythm guitar, producer 1988: Eric Clapton, Crossroads - Guitar, producer, horn arrangements 1991: Zoo, Shakin' the Cage - Background vocals 1992: Phil Driscoll, Picture Changes - Background vocals 1992: Classic Rock Classic Rock - Producer 1996: Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 5 - Vocals, producer 1997: Hank Thompson, Real Thing - Background vocals, National dobro 1998: Ian Whitcomb, You Turn Me On: The Very Best of Ian Whitcomb - Bass guitar 1998: T.
Graham Brown, Wine into Water - Guitar, vocals 1999: Dave Mason, Ultimate Collection - Background vocals 2006: Jerry Lee Lewis, Last Man Standing, "Lost Highway" - Vocals 2006: (performer: "Attention to Me", "Cof
Kenny Gradney, a native of Baton Rouge, is an American bassist and songwriter, best known as a member of the band Little Feat. He joined after their second album, replacing founding bassist Roy Estrada in 1972. Gradney has remained their bassist since and coinciding with his arrival, his friend Sam Clayton joined the band on percussion and Paul Barrere, who knew bandleader Lowell George from Hollywood High School, joined as a second guitarist and cementing the classic line-up of George, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne and Clayton. In addition to his work with Little Feat, Gradney has played and recorded with many notable musicians, including Delaney & Bonnie, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Weir's Bobby and the Midnites, Jazz Is Dead, jazz drummer Chico Hamilton, Warren Zevon, Robert Palmer, Mick Fleetwood, Carly Simon, he features in the acclaimed rock music documentary film Festival Express. Biography on the official Little Feat website