Friday, 2 May 2008

Southern Soul

I love the way with music that you occasionally just stumble upon something and wonder how you've lived your life so far without ever hearing it. Well i got that yesterday with Delaney & Bonnie. They were a husband and wife duo sounding something like the Ike and Tina Revue being backed by The Band. Apparently Bonnie was the first white "Ikette" at the age of 14. Their record Home, from which the below is taken, was released on Stax in 1969.

Also check out this footage of them with Eric Clapton in '69. I think i'm going to grow my hair and give up shaving.

On a similar angle, this is one of my favourite records to play at Beat Poetry nights, the drums, the drums... "I can remember, when your daddy used to be a preacher..."

Download here: US69 - Yesterday's Folks


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