25. Feb. 2006, 15:40
Bonnie Bramlett and Mr. Groove Band - Roots, Blues & Jazz (Zoho)
Released - March 2006
First radio station I ever worked at was a clichéd 500-watt AM day-timer, outside of Detroit. In the summer of 1970, we played the hell out of "Soul Shake," by Delaney (Bramlett) and Bonnie, a husband-wife act. Every time I'd hear that - or the slightly bigger hit, "Never Ending Song of Love," I'd always wonder what happened to them.
The real name was "Delaney and Bonnie and Friends." The "friends" included people like Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Dave Mason and that guitar fellow - what was his name?
Oh, yeah. Clapton.
The marriage and the group broke up in 1972. "Never Ending Song of Love" was the high point. My dog-eared Whitburn "Top Pop" guide says it peaked at number 13. The marriage produced one daughter, Bekka. I missed the "comeback" albums from the 70s. Never liked "Roseanne" in the 80s and 90s, so I never knew that Ms. …