1969 Delaney & Bonnie and Friends – Accept No Substitute

The Original Delaney & Bonnie, also known by its subtitle Accept No Substitute, is the second studio album by American recording duo Delaney & Bonnie. It was recorded with many of the “friends” that would form the core of their best-known 1969–70 touring band, including Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Rita Coolidge.

The Original Delaney & Bonnie & Friends was released in July 1969 after Delaney & Bonnie had signed to Elektra Records. It charted at only number 175 on the Billboard 200 in August, but it received widespread acclaim from critics.


1  Get Ourselves Together (Delaney Bramlett; Bonnie Bramlett; Carl Radle) 2:28
2  Someday (Delaney Bramlett; Jerry Allison; Bonnie Bramlett; Doug Gilmore) 3:28
3  Ghetto (Delaney Bramlett; Bettye Crutcher; Horner Banks; Bonnie Bramlett) 4:57
4  When The Battle Is Over (Mac Rebennack; Jessie Hill) 3:33
5  Dirty Old Man (Delaney Bramlett; Mac Davis) 2:30
6  Love Me A Little Bit Longer (Delaney Bramlett; Bonnie Bramlett) 2:57
7  I Can\’t Take It Much Longer (Delaney Bramlett; Joey Cooper) 3:07
8  Do Right Woman (Dan Penn; Chips Moman) 5:22
9  Soldiers Of The Cross (Traditional) 3:10
10  Gift Of Love (Delaney Bramlett; Mac Davis) 2:55



BassCarl Radle
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJerry McGee
GuitarLeon Russell
GuitarDelaney Bramlett
OrganBobby Whitlock
PianoLeon Russell
SaxBobby Keys
TromboneJim Price
TrumpetJim Price
Background VocalsBobby Whitlock
Background VocalsRita Coolidge
VocalsDelaney Bramlett
VocalsBonnie Bramlett

Liner Notes

Producer – Delaney Bramlett
Arranged By – Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer – John Haeny

Artwork By (Graphics) – Tom Wilkes
Photography – Barry Feinstein