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Jesus Will Fix It! Sacred Steel Guitar Instrumentals
Sonny Treadway
Jesus Will Fix It! Sacred Steel Guitar Instrumentals
Genres: Folk, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
 
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One doesn't associate the guitar with gospel music, except perhaps as a rhythmic complement to the keyboards that traditionally dominate the music. For the Keith and Jewel Dominions of the Church of the Living God, however...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sonny Treadway
Title: Jesus Will Fix It! Sacred Steel Guitar Instrumentals
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Label: Arhoolie Records
Release Date: 10/21/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 096297046227

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One doesn't associate the guitar with gospel music, except perhaps as a rhythmic complement to the keyboards that traditionally dominate the music. For the Keith and Jewel Dominions of the Church of the Living God, however, steel guitar has long lead the charge. Florida's Sonny Treadway has been playing at Jewel Dominion services for something like six decades, in the process developing into a leading practitioner of sacred-steel music, as this 12-track collection illustrates. Recorded over the course of two days in 1997 with Treadway backed by second guitarist Ronnie Mozee and drummer Derrick Glen (the frontman is able to handle bass lines with his self-customized eight-string nonpedal steel), Jesus Will Fix It! is a splendid initiation into the blessings of the sacred-steel sound. Treadway's assortment of traditionals and originals are alternately fervid (listen to the gasps and whirls he creates in the title track) and serene ("Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine"), like the faith it espouses. --Steven Stolder

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M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 09/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My first reaction on hearing this cd was "just another release for the fad" - after all was the surprise cross-over success of the original sacred steel guitar supportable by the few musicians performing this style over ennumerable recordings?However, on a second hearing I realized that Sonny Treadway's take on the music is most enjoyable in a series of his own work rather than intermingled with other sacred steel guitar musicians. He is backed by guitar and drums; there are no vocals. His appears to be a very improvisational style with some marvelous use of call-and-response where the steel guitar's high and low ranges repeat each other. Two of the pieces are his own compositions - they are strong cuts which confirm his musical talents.The strongest cuts are the title cut and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" although "I Read That Letter" shows his improvisation at its best. "Create In Me a Clean Heart", his own composition, is one that will remain (and run thru) your mind."