Delaney & Bonnie
Long before the term “roots music” entered the American musical lexicon, there was the music of Delaney & Bonnie. In the late 1960s, singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer Delaney Bramlett (b. 1939), and his then-wife, singer-songwriter Bonnie Bramlett (b. 1944), cooked up a flavorful stew of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, country, gospel, and roadhouse R&B. But the duo’s specialty was deep-fried Southern soul, and they came to the right address—Memphis—to record most of Home, their superlative second album.