Delaney & Bonnie

Motel Shot

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Decades before the MTV Unplugged phenomenon took off, Delaney and Bonnie recorded an album's worth of tunes in just that acoustic fashion. Rounding up a cast of "friends" for the event (including Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, and Duane Allman, to name a few "friends"), Motel Shot tries to show how musicians on the road unwind after concerts and get back to the basics. Delaney and Bonnie even had a hit single here, with "Never Ending Song of Love." This is a refreshing record, and one that should not be missed. It includes strains of gospel, country, blues, folk, and R&B, while never straying from the acoustic trail.

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