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Sacred Steel Instrumentals - Various Artists

CAT. #: 515

Price: $15.00

CD 515

Featuring studio and live instrumental recordings by the best of the Sacred Steel Guitar Tradition, taken from the ground breaking Arhoolie Records albums that introduced the world to this unique sound and tradition. Played on both lap and pedal steel guitars, this syle has captured the hearts of not just the gospel world but the rock, jazz, and blues worlds as well.

1.Jesus Will Fix It For You - Sonny Treadway 4:18
2.Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Aubrey Ghent 3:43
3.Will the Circle be Unbroken - Lonnie "Big Ben" Bennett 3:59
4.When The Saints Go Marching In - Willie Eason 1:55
5.I Need Thee - Rayfield "Ray Ray" Holloman 3:43
6.Call Him By His Name - Glenn Lee 3:32
7.Something's Got a Hold of Me - Dante Harmon 3:42
8.Walk With Me - Aubrey Ghent 5:20
9.If I Couldn't Say A Word - Lamar Nelson 3:09
10.End Of My Journey - The Campbell Brothers featuring Darick Campbell 4:34
11.Joyful Sounds - Glenn Lee 4:23
12.Hallelujah Anyhow - Sonny Treadway 3:18
13.Without God - Robert Randolph 5:55
14.Medley Of Offertory Tunes - The Campbell Brothers 5:04


“This new collection from Arhoolie gives listeners plenty of bang for its buck — even if punters already own the other volumes in the series. A third of the material comes from Sacred Steel, Vol. 2: Live! and Train Don't Leave Me, but even so, owners of those volumes will find the startling juxtaposition of instrumental moods and styles on this current collection to be indispensable. Tom Diamant has assembled a stellar array of studio and concert recordings to showcase the variety, depth, and mood of the sacred steel tradition here, and in so doing has given listeners a fine gospel outing for starters — but also a killer guitar record that rocks, rolls, and wails with performers like Sonny Treadway, Robert Randolph, the Campbell Brothers, Rayfield "Ray Ray" Holloman, Lonnie "Big Ben" Bennett, Dante Harmon, Aubrey Ghent, and others. Highly recommended as both an introduction and as an aficionado's dream listen.”

– Thom Jurek, AllMusic.com