Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers

February 19, 2013 | Format: MP3
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  • Original Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Label: Concord Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Dare Records Inc. Under exclusive license to Concord Music Group, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 51:05
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  • ASIN: B00BCJ9SVA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By To The Max"Bax" on February 19, 2013
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These are songs of celebration, gospel music laced with rock, funk, and blues by co-producers John McDermott and Robert Randolph. Embracing the philosophy that "traditional gospel and secular music should not be divided but celebrated."

"Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers is The Slide Brothers' debut album. Practitioners of the sacred steel musical tradition that developed in the House of God Church in the 1930's."

From the Bio...

"The Slide Brothers are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent, the greatest living musicians who embody the Sacred Steel tradition. The joyous music these legendary artists create extends far beyond scared steel to encompass blues, rock and soul all celebrated with a sound that is uniquely their own."

Some of the songs included, the Allman Brothers classic "Don't Keep Me Wonderin', Fatboy Slim's trip-hop hit "Praise You," two Elmore James tracks, George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord," and an instrumental version of the spiritual "Wade in the Water."

This is high energy electrified slide praise music using the guitar to mimic the sounds of voices and to raise the level of celebration wherever the faithful gather.

Making special appearances with the band are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent, the Blind Boys of Mississippi,and the aforementioned Robert Randolph & the Family Band.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steve Ramm TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 2, 2013
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I'm been a huge fan of Campbell Brothers (Phil, Chuck and Darrick) since I discovered their early CDs on the Arhoolie label. I've seen them play in person at least a dozen times and I'm never surprised to see how they grab an audience unfamiliar with the "spirit" of sacred steel music from their first song. There is no way you can sit still when the Campbells are playing. A few years ago the International Folk Alliance Conference began hosting a yearly sacred steel showcase and Sunday morning brunch. It was always full. At the first of those I got to hear the three Campbells play along with Calvin Cooke and Aubrey Ghent (two other sacred steel masters) and purchased a DVD of this all-star event. I always hoped there'd be a CD of this supergroup. Leave it to Robert Randolph - the next generation of SS players - to use his more prominent name and reputation with the "secular" audience to gather the musicians noted above and record this album. To add icing to the cake, he brought in singer Shemeika Copland to join the group on one track. There are a few other musicians here too (drums, bass and organ) but the guys noted above (including Randolph on a few tracks) are the reason for this album.
The songs are wide ranging in source from the traditional "Wade in The Water" and "Motherless Children" to two songs by blues legend Elmore James" and two composed by rock guitar legends (George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and Greg Allman's "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'")
The 8-page booklet includes a two page essay on the project, a track listing (which who is playing or singing on each of the 11 tracks) and photos (for some reason Phil Campbell, who plays on the CD, is not shown).

If you already love Sacred Steel, you'll want this album.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Misterian on March 2, 2013
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I am fairly reserved when it comes to 5-star ratings, but this gem is definitely deserving. From the first note to the last, this album rocks! These soulful covers don't lack any of the energy of the originals. They are full of gooey, syrupy guitar and deep vocals. The arrangements are all tight, but it's the guitar that really shines on each track. Robert Randolph is a genius for assembling and highlighting all this talent. This CD exceeded all of my already-high expectations. This album is a must for any guitar enthusiast. You won't be disappointed!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By is a good service. on April 29, 2013
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This is a sensational recording. The music is very original. Without topics, with one very virtuosistic work of the musics.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lester L. Carter on April 24, 2013
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You can tell they've been to church. This one will get your toes to tapping. A very nice effort. You won't be able to nod off to this one.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Baby Bull on April 2, 2013
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Very enjoyable if you like slide guitar, these gentlemen are masters at their craft. It was interesting to hear them step outside their normal musical selections and stretch a little bit.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Warrenselby-jones on May 9, 2013
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Robert Randoph takes the masters of slide thru an album of wonderful tracks with blues the only winner. This group of guys lay down some great sacred slide blues which brought back memories of Robert Randolph at Byron Bay Bluesfest a few years back, wonderful!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mohawk1953 on April 23, 2013
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This CD was somewhat different than what I expected. Those old cats can really play. Would have liked to have more of them playing on each tune though. If you're a fan of Sacred Steel, you'll like this.
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