Like me, you probably heard Bobby Whitlock in Derek and the Dominos
. I first noticed him on the In Concert
album. Hard not to, I guess. Not to be confused with the Bobby Whitlock
who played with the likes of Stan Getz
and Chet Baker
He started his working life as a Stax session musician but was soon recruited Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett's band, where he, Clapton and the other members of Derek and the Dominos met. Other "major" artists he worked with include George Harrison and The Rolling Stones (uncredited on Exile on Main Street - my favourite Stone's album).
His most recent album was released in 1999 after over 20 years with very few recording credits to his name.
I'll list just his "solo" work (taken from All Music Guide):
- Bobby Whitlock
- Released 1972 on Dunhill.
- Raw Velvet
- Released 1972 on Dunhill. Cover art to die for...
- One of a Kind
- Released 1975 on Capricorn.
- Rock Your Sox Off
- Released 1976 on Capricorn. Includes a reprise at a slower tempo of Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad.
- It's About Time
- Released 1999 on Grapevine. Again has Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad and also Bell Bottom Blues.