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Roy Rogers is one of the premier slide guitarists performing today. He is also an internationally acclaimed producer for John Lee Hooker (winning two Grammy Awards) and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. He has received numerous accolades worldwide, including two Grammy nominations, for his songwriting as well as for his work on movie soundtracks and television. He's also received awards in ... Read more in Amazon's Roy Rogers (Blues) Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 21, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blind Pig
  • ASIN: B001TW68O0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This release -- Roy's first studio recording with his band, The Delta Rhythm Kings, in seven years -- marks his reunion with Blind Pig, the label that issued Rogers' highly regarded early recordings in the late 1980's. Since then he's gone on to worldwide acclaim as one of the best slide guitar players around, garnered multiple Grammy nominations for his work as a producer for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and received numerous accolades for songwriting and his work on movie soundtracks and television.
"I really wanted Split Decision to have an edge to it soundwise," says Rogers. "My influences are from all over the map - all kinds of roots music, to jazz, and even other music from around the world. You can certainly hear many of those influences on the recording. I love combining different elements on a recording, but ultimately it is about 'the feel' of a total record which represents that moment in time captured. I hope that shines through in a positive way for people. Thanks for listening."

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. Huntington on September 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD
You just can't hang a one-star rating on a Roy Rogers album because you don't like his voice. It's just not done. It's like giving Pink Floyd one star because of danceability. It's silly.
R R fans, you know him, you love him. Buy the disc.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Walsh on March 28, 2013
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Roy Rogers has benn one of my favorite slide guitarists for quite some time now. With over 12 cd's in my collection by him, he never disappoints since with each new cd Roy comes up with solid material. This cd is no exception. My favorite selections are " Patron saint of pain", " I would undo anything", " Holy Ghost Moan and " Bitter Rain which to me underlies the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. His singing and guitar work are first rate and his song selection is impeccable. In all a very praise worthy cd with excellent sound quality.

John Walsh
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By woody bluezz on November 3, 2010
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roy rogers is a legend as a slide guitarist. i would love to see him live. on cd, you have to be a fan. laid back, smooth.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim A. Monterastelli on January 21, 2010
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not bad. Not as good as his later releases. He has gotten much better with time altho this release showed his potential
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4 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Donald C. Coleman on September 17, 2009
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Bought it in response to a recent exposure to Roy's outstanding instrumental skills. Regretfully, in this album, they were smothered by his mediocre singing.
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