DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Live At A&R Recording Studios, July 22, 1971

Live At A&R Recording Studios, July 22, 1971
Live Radio Broadcast w/ Duane & Gregg Allman and King Curtis

What ever happened to this kind of radio programming? An outstanding studio concert broadcast featuring Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, hot off the road with Eric Clapton and George Harrison, live at A&R Recording Studios – this time with friends Duane & Gregg Allman and King Curtis. The show begins acoustically, then gets rowdy and electric for the second half. There’s a lot of chatter and the electric portion has some sonic issues, but the historic significance is rich – not to mention the 18 minute “Only You Know And I Know,” featuring smokin‘ leads by King Curtis & Gregg Allman. Speaking of historic significance, it should be remembered that both Clapton & Harrison escaped the restrictions of their respective bands to hit the road with the Bramletts, and Clapton raided D&B’s Friends to form Derek & The Dominos (while the Stones snagged Bobby Keys and Jim Price – who debuted on D&B’s Accept No Substitute). Delaney Bramlett, who passed away in 2008 at 69, also produced and co-wrote one of Clapton’s best albums, 1970’s Eric Clapton. More D&B HERE and HERE.

Come On In My Kitchen (3:39)
‘ Down The Road Feeling Bad
Poor Elijah
The Ghetto
‘ On The Open Road
Better Relations
My Man
Don’t Want Me Around
Only You Know And I Know


  • Willard
    December 29, 2008 - 17:55 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Anonymous
    December 30, 2008 - 09:48 | Permalink

    amazing how many good musicians and music coalesced around D&B – a significant force of the period.

  • Rob
    December 31, 2008 - 14:22 | Permalink


  • Anonymous
    January 1, 2009 - 11:51 | Permalink

    great show.. love delaney and bonnie, and yes, where are these shoes of this calibre today?? cab

  • Dermot
    January 2, 2009 - 12:05 | Permalink


  • Dr. Bell Otus
    January 8, 2009 - 20:55 | Permalink


    Many, many thanks m8

    Cheers from Azores Islands (Portugal)

    R.I.P. Delaney

  • O.B. Dan
    January 13, 2009 - 09:01 | Permalink

    What happened to radio programming like this was, once corporate America corrupted the industry's artistic values, the music and the programming both died many deaths, some fast, some slow (some FM statiosn worked all that commercial crap in over time, say a year or two, while others just slammed their formats overnight in favor of shit that sells).

    I have never ever let go of that feeling when I realized it was gone for good, not coming back. And I still miss it.

    Delaney Bramlett died, Dr. Bell Otus? I heard something in a conversation once, but didn't follow it up.

  • O.B. Dan
    January 13, 2009 - 09:40 | Permalink

    Oooops…never mind! I read the write-up with the download link. I didn't realize he was that old.

  • jncomas
    February 7, 2009 - 19:21 | Permalink

    Thanks for making this session available.
    RIP Delaney Bramlett – thanks for all the extraordinary music.

  • Bob K
    February 8, 2009 - 15:45 | Permalink

    i'm late to find this post but wow, this should be great. Duane Allman and King Curtis. May not get any better…


  • Anonymous
    April 18, 2009 - 01:37 | Permalink

    Many, many thanks for this from a diehard D&B fan. Still love them to this day. Too bad that only now they are being recognized for their great contributions, and Delaney is gone.


  • Capt. Willard
    April 18, 2009 - 01:40 | Permalink

    Sad indeed. Thanks for commenting.

  • Anonymous
    October 4, 2009 - 22:02 | Permalink

    WOW! What a great show & sound thanks ever so much for posting this!

  • ecutuning
    October 25, 2009 - 03:32 | Permalink

    What a great recording! Music sure was something special in those days. Delaney you surely will be missed as well as Brother Duane.

    Thank you so much for this blog. It is a wonder of modern technology that all of the wonderful music will not be lost.

  • Leon
    October 5, 2011 - 21:19 | Permalink

    Thanks for this Willard! I’ve been reading so much about D&B lately, it’s great to finally get to hear them soon after this D/L’s. Then I may search out more. Thanks again.

  • BuzzBuzzBuzz
    April 16, 2012 - 15:31 | Permalink

    Outstanding! Thanks for this find and your other amazingly tasteful selections and postings.

    RIP Delaney, one of the most under-appreciated, talented,and soulful musicians of his time. He always seemed to bring the best out of the people he collaborated with — just ask Eric Clapton — to the detriment of his own fame.

    Any chance of your posting of D&B&F music from their Copenhagen concerts, filmed by Danish TV, with Clapton and George Harrison, and Dave Mason (I think)?

    Again, thanks for your supreme efforts.

  • Willard
    April 16, 2012 - 15:42 | Permalink

    Thanks. Don’t have the Copenhagen stuff, though. I’ll keep an eye out.

  • wyatt
    September 5, 2012 - 22:44 | Permalink

    Willard…You are the Champ!!

  • paraquad
    March 20, 2013 - 21:21 | Permalink

    Australia thanks you mon Captain. Many thanks.

  • Mike The Headlesschicken
    April 4, 2013 - 16:33 | Permalink

    Thank you very much from Madrid!

  • Dave
    September 30, 2013 - 19:43 | Permalink

    Wow. More Duane in the world is just awesome. Thanks!

  • roaddog
    December 14, 2013 - 18:43 | Permalink

    awesome show……caught the brothers in march 71 at the legendary fillmore east shows

  • March 22, 2014 - 17:41 | Permalink

    Thanks for this…just watched the TV show video that you’d recently posted and dug it so much; just great!

  • porky
    October 5, 2014 - 10:47 | Permalink

    thanks Willard..grabbed the Bobby Whitlock autobio and now i need some sound track to go with it…

  • February 7, 2015 - 18:03 | Permalink

    I just stumbled upon this, Willard. What a fabulous find! Some truly outstanding music here. Thank you so much for sharing it!

    • Willard
      February 7, 2015 - 18:05 | Permalink

      Howdy Miles. Glad you found it.

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