To Bonnie from Delaney

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To Bonnie from Delaney
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1970
Studio Criteria Studios, Miami Fla
Genre Country rock, Soul, Rock
Label Atco
Producer Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Delaney Bramlett; assisted by King Curtis
Delaney & Bonnie chronology
On Tour with Eric Clapton
To Bonnie from Delaney
Motel Shot

To Bonnie from Delaney is the fourth 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" and "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 includes Duane Allman, Little Richard, King Curtis and Sneaky Pete Kleinow.

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Christgau's Record Guide A− [1]

Track listing

  1. "Hard Luck and Troubles" (Delaney Bramlett) – 2:35
  2. "God Knows I Love You" (Delaney 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, Johnny Wallace)/"Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (Traditional; arranged by Delaney Bramlett) – 4:10
  5. "The Love of My Man" (Ed Townsend) – 4:28
  6. "They Call It Rock and Roll Music" (Delaney Bramlett) – 3:33
  7. "Soul Shake" (Margaret Lewis, Myrna Smith) – 3:10
  8. "Miss Ann" (Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson) – 5:01
  9. "Alone Together" (Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock) – 3:13
  10. "Living on the Open Road" (Delaney Bramlett) – 3:02
  11. "Let Me Be Your Man" (George Soulé, Terry Woodford) – 3:20
  12. "Free the People" (Barbara Keith) – 2:47



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