Biography

Delaney Bramlett (born July 1939, Pontotoc, Mississippi) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer.

After a stint in the United States Navy, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he established himself as a singer-songwriter. Bramlett also became a regular on the U.S. television show Shindig! as member of the show’s house band, the Shindogs. During this time, he also worked with J.J. Cale, who was his first guitar player, and Leon Russell, and released a few solo singles.

Bramlett’s musical history spans four decades. Known as a songwriter, singer and musician, he has also mentored other musicians, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Leon Russell, George Harrison, and J.J. Cale.

Over the years, some of his songs have become standards, such as “Superstar” which he co-wrote with Leon Russell and has been covered by scores of artists, (recorded most recently in 2006 by Usher and in the past by Luther Vandross, The Carpenters and many others.)