I’ve posted this on here before, but thought about this video this morning. After the band plays “It’s Too Late”, stick around for some interplay between Cash, Carl Perkins, Clapton and the rest of the ‘noes.
Quick! What do you call a band with a Beatle, Clapton, a member of Traffic, the rhythm section of Derek & The Dominoes, Stax horns with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett? Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, of course. Taken from 12/1/69.
Hello Old Friend, Sign Language, Badge, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Keys To The Highway, Can’t Find My Way Home, Tell The Truth, All Our Past Times, Blues Power, One Night, Layla, Further On Up The Road (with Freddie King)
Taking on the Dylan-penned song. From ’76.
I was almost this good when I was 13. Really.
Bonnie Bramlett wrote the song, “Groupie (Superstar)” about a brief dalliance she had with Eric Clapton in ’67-’68. Several performers have recorded the song through the years, the most popular version being The Carpenter’s take on the song. They released it in ’71 and it became a big hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here’s the Carpenter’s version:
And for good measure, here’s the Farley/Spade version from Tommy Boy, one of my wife and father’s favorite movies.
Here’s an amazing show that captures Eric Clapton joining the blue eyed soul of Delaney Bramlett, his wife and what would become the core of the Dominoes (Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, etc.). This is great stuff, folks.