It was on January 18th, 2011 where An American Legendary Musician was inducted into The Mississippi’s Musician’s Hall of Fame. A Man who’s roots began in a home town he left to serve in The United States Navy. A Man who came from Pontotoc, Mississippi that created a path with love, integrity and inspiration. An upholder with many talents that encouraged those in the music industry to walk with him in his path. A Man who we know – his name is Delaney Bramlett.
Delaney created a path for others to walk with him – stemming from faith, family and several well known music artists that are friends – friends who became family. He inspired, encouraged and taught the meaning of love and wisdom in song to many.
Bramlett also co-wrote songs with Leon Russell and first wife Bonnie Bramlett the song Superstar that was recorded by New Haven Connecticut Natives – The Carpenters. He topped his magic in his love of music on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles and Easy Listening chart that went above gold to his fans. The same song was also honorably sung and recorded by Usher, Sonic Youth and Luther Vandross – a song that has become popular amongst others as well.
Several artists, family and friends continue to walk Delaney Bramlett’s Path – from the words of his three daughters you will find their Father is now telling the world they never will walk alone. For this reason and many others – Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett – The Legends of American Rock and Roll, the parents of three daughters, the leaders to musicians who became inspired by them – The American Way and Dream – Americans and Musicians alike will take honor in Delaney’s Path when Delaney Bramlett someday will be in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Through Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett’s daughters – here is what they are proud to say as they too walk in the path their father created, a path that leads to song at heart, wisdom of truth and a gift that never ends. The love of a Father and Mother surfaced in my conversation with Michele – she defined the meaning of FAMILY – Father And Mother I Love You. In the Bramlett daughter’s words:
Daughter Michele’s letter to MMHF:
Dear Mr. Brewer and the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame,
He gave people their “wings”…and now, YOU, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, are giving him his.
Fly Dad…it’s YOUR turn!
He was a great man.
We are so very proud of you, Dad….SO proud to be “your girls”…
We miss you sooooooooo much, Dad.
As my sisters and I proudly accept this award on behalf of our Dad, we want to express our love and gratitude to his fans.
We thank you, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, from the bottom of our big ‘ol Bramlett hearts…
Thank you, Mississppi, for loving our Dad…
Thank you so much and God bless you all.
Daughter Suzanne quotes in this article:
The Family of Delaney Bramlett told me about Mamo, their Grandmother. She too is an important role model in the Bramlett family – after all she is The Mother of Delaney Bramlett – Grandmother to the Bramlett Daughters of Delaney and Bonnie.
Michele Bramlette told me “Mamo stepped in as a natural Mom to all the musicians that came to our home, even stood at our house for weeks or months. But all of them, no matter what, became part of our Bramlett home and family”.
Learning about Mamo when I spoke to Michele and quoted Suzanne and Bekka’s statements in the article – Mamo welcomed all friends of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett with open arms as part of their family and for the Love of her Children too. Mamo is the Woman who gave Birth to an American Legend - a man named Delaney Bramlett - the man that created a path for so many people, family, friends and recording artists.
Several Journalists and Recording Artists along with Fans want to see Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Let the Path Be Told.
Links on the D&B Induction
Facebook Induction page-
Links and info on “Matilija Magic~ the Delaney & Bonnie project
Facebook Magic page-
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Photos are courtesy of Michele, Suzanne and Bekka Bramlett - daughters of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett