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Recorded Live At The Second Sacred Steel Convention - Various Artists

CAT. #: 502

Price: $15.00

CD 502

This is the second Sacred Steel Convention CD, and is our ninth CD in the Sacred Steel Series. It was recorded LIVE at the event, March 30-31, 2001, at the Sanford Civic Center, in Sanford, Florida. The Second Annual Sacred Steel Convention was presented by Marcus Hardy, Executive Producer, with Lonnie Bennett, Co-producer.

1. Where Could I Go But To The Lord? - "Brother" Sam Baldwin, vocal; Darick Campbell, lap-steel; Chuck Campbell, pedal-steel
2. Sign Of The Judgement - Marcus Randolph, pedal-steel guitar; Duane Snelling, Sr., vocal
3. You've Got To Move - Robert Randolph And Family Band
4. Then Comes Joy - Elton Noble, lap-steel guitar and vocal
5. I'll Just Wave My Hand - Calvin Cooke, lap-steel guitar; Grace Cooke, vocals
6. What He's Done For Me - Lonnie Big Ben Bennett, pedal-steel guitar; Cherlyn, Sierra and Sherrie Bennett, vocals
7. Amazing Grace - Dan Tyack, pedal-steel guitar; Chuck Campbell, pedal-steel guitar
8. Praise The Lord Everybody - Dante Harmon, pedal-steel guitar
9. If I Couldn't Say A Word - Lamar Nelson, pedal-steel guitar
10. Footie's Medley - Reggie Footie Covington, lap-steel guitar
11. In The Morning When I Rise - Darryl Blue, lap-steel guitar; Ann Jacobs, vocal
12. I Need Thee - Rayfield Ray Ray Holloman, pedal-steel guitar
13. What Is This? - Lisa Lang, lap-steel guitar; Otis Thames, vocal
14. God Wants Your Soul To Be Holy - Elder Jerry Taylor, vocal, Bryan "Josh" Taylor, lap-steel guitar


“This is the ninth in the Arhoolie Sacred Steel series, and, like several other live albums in the series have already demonstrated, a live recording works mighty fine for this kind of music. The big Sacred Steel names were all at the March 2001 Sanford, Florida, convention: The Campbell Brothers, Robert Randolph, Calvin Cooke, Elton Noble, and more, as well as newcomers such as 20-year-old Lamar Nelson and the 16-year-old Rayfield "Ray Ray" Holloman. The convention allowed for some interesting innovations. Chuck Campbell plays "Amazing Grace" with Dan Tyack, who is more know for his work in country music, while Lisa Lang proves that women can rock out on steel as well as any man. Reggie "Footie" Covington, who is not from the same Florida sect as the others, plays a 10-minute "Footie's Medley" that draws on gospel from both tradtional and James Cleveland sources before briefly inserting Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme" into the Medley. The session documents an amazing musical weekend.”

(Dennis Rozanski — Blues Rag)