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ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over—"joy," "freedom," "energy." Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a listener's mind when these twelve tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his ... Read more in Amazon's Robert Randolph and the Family Band Store

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  • Audio CD (June 21, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B003LFIOW2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,039 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Segue 1
2. Traveling Shoes
3. Segue 2
4. Back To The Wall
5. Shot Of Love
6. I Still Belong To Jesus
7. Segue 3
8. If I Had My Way
9. Segue 4
10. Don't Change
11. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama
12. Walk Don't Walk
13. Segue 5
14. Dry Bones
15. Segue 6
16. I'm Not Listening
17. Salvation

Editorial Reviews

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, 'We Walk This Road' continues the Sacred Steel tradition for which Robert Randolph has earned wide praise, including the New York Times, which applauds 'his rip-roaring virtuosity and his gift for making his instrument sing without a word.'

Throughout the recording of 'We Walk This Road,' Randolph and Burnett worked closely together as archivists, discovering songs-decade by decade-from the 20th century American music canon. The songs they uncovered, ranging from blues and rock to field recordings and gospel, serve as the inspiration for the 11 songs on 'We Walk This Road.' Recorded at the Village Recorders and Electro Magnetic Studio, the album includes 'If I Had My Way' (featuring Ben Harper), 'Salvation' (featuring Leon Russell), and reinterpretations of Prince's 'Walk Don't Walk,' Bob Dylan's 'Shot Of Love,' (featuring Jim Keltner, who played drums on the original version) and John Lennon's 'I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama' (featuring Doyle Bramhall II).

Of the album, Randolph says 'T Bone and I drew a lot from the past while we were making this record, but I think it really is a record for these times. I think the fact that I, as a young guy who likes hip-hop and gospel, am reaching back into this rich history of American roots music will appeal to people who are fifteen, and people who are seventy-five years old. T Bone opened my eyes to great archival music. He's a link between the past and the present.'

Customer Reviews

Sounds of screaming lightning thunder from the lap steel as beautiful vocal harmonies gel with the bass and drums.
Sean
They have a very distinct sound which employs many different styles of music but it all manages to blend together and create an even better presentation.
M. McElhatton
This CD was put together so that you and a couple of buddies can sit around, drink some fine oat sodas, and talk about music.
J. S. Wegman

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Wegman on June 26, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album is sure to get negative reviews from people who consider themselves die-hard RRFB fans, the people who travel for miles and miles to see their electric performances; I am one of those people who has literally traveled thousands of miles to see them in concert. I also understand what makes a RRFB show unique. The band has an energy that is infectious, they have maybe the funkiest rhythm section on tour today, and a legitimate pedal steel virtuoso in the head man himself. And it's an energy that is impossible to bottle in the studio. They've tried twice before, with very "meh" results. Which is why I'm glad they've made a real studio album this time. I think they've realized after "Unclassified" and "Colorblind" that the studio is not equipped to translate their live energy. Instead, they've taken a good, hard look at their gospel and blues roots and added their own interpretations to some really classic songs. You're not going to pop this CD in at a party, and you're not going to play this in your car. This CD was put together so that you and a couple of buddies can sit around, drink some fine oat sodas, and talk about music. Robert Randolph has really matured on this album. He knows when to lay back and be a part of the song, without having to "be" the song. Nevertheless, there are still some jaw-dropping solos interspersed here and there. I also found the idea of sprinkling the old blues segues in throughout the album. It definitely works for this project. I hope that RRFB starts putting out a lot of their live stuff, as I think they'd win a lot of fans that way, but at the same time, if they're going to be putting out studio albums as well, this is the kind of material they should be striving to put together.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on June 28, 2010
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The wonderful thing about Robert Randolph is his ongoing willingness to leap from ledge to ledge as part of his musical platform efforts.
There is Live at the Wetlands, Unclassified, and Colorblind in the past... each feeling like a wholly different experience from the same ever-improving-and-amazing-band.
With each album there has been a divergence and a growth.
We Walk This Road--takes you by the hand and walks you through interpretations of music that existed in the sixty or so years following the Civil War and does so in a way that could make my young son dance and my older dad do the same while reminding us of what has gone before.

Combining Robert Randolph with multi-Grammy producer, songwriter, and musician... T Bone Burnett was a stroke of sheer genius.

You can hear that every facet of the music is Robert Randolph and the Family Band--and yet--you are deeded production values that enhance every aspect of the album from the range of the record being Audiophile Quality to the care taken to bring every nuance to the front.

The whole record is stellar but--there are a few even more exceptional and blindingly beautiful tunes in the midst of all the joy that this album drives through your music player of choice.

*I'm Not Listening, *Don't Change, *Walk Don't Walk, *If I Had My Way, and even John Lennon's *I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama are clear hits on the hoof.

More, like the Aretha Franklin cover of *RESPECT from the Stax hit by Otis Redding, or Eddie Cochran's *Summertime Blues covered by The Who, or The Blind Boys' *Way Down in the Hole redone by Tom Waits, or C.C.R.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By jbembe on June 28, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've only had this album for less than a week, but I can tell it will be a real favorite for a long time. There are some ridiculous complaints that the album is too constrained, as if Robert Randolph should be playing overkill solos in every song he ever creates. I don't think Hendrix, SRV or Clapton ever did that, so to complain that he doesn't go all out with sheer guitar madness in every solo is absurd. This is a sublime album, and it doesn't fit into the cookie cutter music other artists produce where every album fits the same niche and routine. Try listening to 2 different Beck albums and then complain that they don't sound the same, you're missing the point. This is an excellent album, maybe even better than Unclassified, but I've worn that album out listening to it and only time will tell just how great this album will be for me. So far, it is superb!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By hoodoouluv on July 10, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I'm no music expert,but I know when I like something. I heard the first cut on the radio and went and bought the cd. Every song I like nothing is disappointing to me.
I had never heard of Robert Randolph & the family band before. Now I'm a fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Morris on August 5, 2010
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After the mish-mash of COLORBLIND, I was wondering where Robert and the band would head. Or rather, where the major label would tell them to head. Fortunately, this disc does not disappoint and is a keeper. While certainly no standard studio recording can fully capture live energy, this CD is instead very focused, no doubt thanks to Burnett.(Would that Robert release another record on the order of LIVE AT THE WETLANDS - that one smokes!!!)
It's obvious that some real thought went into WE WALK THIS ROAD; it's even a sort of concept album, and the snippets of old spiritual recordings before the band launches into their own versions only adds to the success.
Yes, a real "feet-stomper" like those on LIVE would have complemented the mid-tempo songs that predominate, but as a whole, this is one fine record. Robert's pedal steel playing seems laid in the mix rather than ridden rough-shod over everything else in a too-gritty sound, but again this gives a burnished copper tint to the whole record that befits the songs. Here's hoping Robert can continue to be successful commercially and musically without being co-opted by his label.
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