This week’s post was planned to be something else. And then as what can only be a coincidence, I played ‘You Got It In People’ by Broken Social Scene and ‘Delaney & Bonnie & Friends On Tour With Eric Clapton’. Very different musically from each other but both feature huge bands – 11 musicians each. As I put these on chase-each-other play mode, I ran a delightful debate in my head on which one to write about this weekend. And much as I like and admire Broken Social Scene, I gave precedence to the infectious energy, brilliant musicianship and the live immediacy of the Delaney & Bonnie record.
The husband-wife duo of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett made some lovely music in the late ’60s/early ’70s but it is this outstanding live album featuring a super-talented lineup that has become their hallmark. (more…)