Friday, June 20, 2008


Delaney & Bonnie: Groupie (Superstar)

written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell

4 comments:

davyh said...

Wow. This can go with Klaatu in the 'brilliant originals of songs covered by The Carpenters that Emmett helped me hear for the first time' box. And I thank you kindly for it companero.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, yeah, interesting connection there, Davy. Apparently the Carpenters covered it b/c Richard Carpenter saw Bette Midler singing it on the Tonight Show one night. Not sure where Bette heard it... probably on the Mad Dogs & Englishmen album.

BTW this was supposed to be an evocative vinyl rip but the scratchy mono mix 45 I bought really wasn't usable. Stay tuned for a vinyl rip of this if I find the stereo mix on wax. A luta continua.

Anonymous said...

I believed to know from Visitthebest known things is a drop, unknown things is like a sea.

Anonymous said...

Lennon name-checked Delaney & Bonnie frequently after he arrived in New York, perhaps because of the mutual Eric Clapton connection at the time.

Great stuff.