Bonnie Bramlett | Beautiful

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Beautiful

by Bonnie Bramlett

With over-the-top, "American Idol" histrionics not only passing for soul but becoming mainstream in all genres, it's nice to be reminded what the real deal is.
Genre: Rock: Southern Rock
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1. Sure Got Away With My Heart
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2. Witness for Love
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3:55 album only
3. Strongest Weakness
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4:02 album only
4. Beautiful
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3:45 album only
5. For What It’s Worth
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4:08 album only
6. Some of My Best Friends
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3:57 album only
7. I Do Believe
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3:22 album only
8. Shake Something Loose
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3:49 album only
9. Bless ‘Em All
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10. It’s Gonna Rain
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11. He’ll Take Care of You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bonnie Bramlett started here career when she was just 14. She started singing on Gaslight Square, a St. Louis nightclub area. She learned from the best, gaining a very strong musical foundation. Her love of rhythm and blues got the attention of Albert King and Little Milton. At the age of 16, she became the first and only white “Ikette” with Ike and Tina Turner.

As her career expanded, she moved to Los Angeles, in 1967, where she met her soon to be husband, Delaney Bramlett. They formed a band named Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The group released 5 amazing albums; the first being Delaney & Bonnie - Home on Stax Records. Her song Superstar (co-written with Leon Russell) was nominated for a Grammy in 1972. Later that same year, Delaney and Bonnie fell apart both professionally and personally.

Bonnie released her first solo album, backed by The Average White Band, in 1973 for Epic Records. She then moved to Georgia, signed with Capricorn Records and released albums in 1974, 1976, and 1978. Bonnie also became the number one backup singer on various artists albums released by Capricorn. Later she was invited to tour with the Allman Brothers Band and became known as the first Allman Sister.

In the 1980s Bonnie returned to Los Angeles and eventually remarried in 1988. She landed a guest role on the T.V. show Fame, and also a role in The Doors movies alongside Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, and Billy Idol. Roseanne Barr asked Bonnie to join her on her TV show, Roseanne as her co-worker “Bonnie Watkins”, a role she performed for two and a half seasons.

When her 2nd marriage ended, Bonnie moved to Idaho to collect herself. 1999 came around and she was on her way to Nashville. She signed with Corlew Music Group and Blue Hat Records in 2001. In 2005 she signed with ZoHo Records, releasing the album ROOTS, BLUES, and JAZZ in 2006.

Rockin Camel Music signed Bonnie in 2007 where she teamed up with Johnny Sandlin, legendary producer and engineer, to release this album Beautiful.


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Michael Buffalo Smith

www.swampland.com
This is one of the most brilliant albums of Bonnie's career. The song choices are perfect, and you can never lose with Johnny Sandlin producing. Every song is a winner. Bonnie has more soul than a plate full of ribs and collard greens. This lady is the best, and this album is one of the finestb releases of 2008. Don't miss it. (www.gritz.net)

Bruce Schurman

Beautiful
I have long been a fan of Bonnie Bramlett and on a recent trip to Alabama I had the opportunity to listen to this record before it was released. It is such a wonderful album and the songs are very heartfelt. Bonnie has such dimension in her voice. She can sing hard, with a real edge or turn it down a notch and quietly simmer with true emotion. The songs, "Beautiful" and "Some of My Best Friends" are testament to her ability to sing passionately. Needless to say, I bought this album when I got home. My cd collection would not be complete without it.

Bill Thames

Beautiful
Sometimes—just sometimes, the musical world and the real world step in line, and recordings such as this materialize from a place of deep honesty. Here, Bramlett snuggles deep down into a familiar blanket of earthy melodies that bring out the best in her bare-bones, smoky vocal style. This album is brimming with fresh new material, classic feels, and songs that unfold like the roadmap of her life, and the best songs here hit with unexpected force. Buy two, one for yourself and one for your best friend.