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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bringing It All Down Home

Delaney and Bonnie's "Motel Shot" was recorded in 1971 in the front room of engineer Bruce Botnick over one twelve hour session. There were no drums. Buddy Miles played a briefcase and Joe Cocker banged on the side of a piano. The key players, apart from the singers, were Gram Parsons, Duane Allman, Dave Mason and Leon Russell. The first side is gospel, the second side is blues. It makes more sense now than it did 36 years ago.