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Sacred Steel Live!
Various Artists
Sacred Steel Live!
Genres: Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
 
"Sacred steel" refers to the electric-lap- and pedal-steel-guitar playing found in House of God churches across the United States. This rambunctious, blistering, and sanctified live recording bears witness to the wide appe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sacred Steel Live!
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Original Release Date: 9/21/1999
Release Date: 9/21/1999
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
Style: Compilations
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 096297047224, 096297047248, 096297047224

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Amazon.com's Best of 1999
"Sacred steel" refers to the electric-lap- and pedal-steel-guitar playing found in House of God churches across the United States. This rambunctious, blistering, and sanctified live recording bears witness to the wide appeal of this music; it's totally pure and unaffected stuff that blues and rock fans are bound to enjoy as much as anybody. --Mike McGonigal
 

CD Reviews

This is my church!!!
Sam Hammond | 09/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am extremely proud of this album because my husband is a dedicated House of God musician who plays his steel guitar in the same fashion as the young men on this album. We are personal friends of Chuckie, Phil, Derrick Campbell, Calvin Cooke and other musicians and singers on this recording. The music is true House of God style. If you don't have it, definitely buy it! Rev. Chara Williams-Hampton Ridgeville, South Carolina"
Thank you Chris Strachowitz
Sam Hammond | El Cerrito, Ca United States | 01/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Arhoolie Records is a fundamentally important record company. Thanks to Chris for this and all the other records he's put out over the years.By the way, this record rocks (and screams and cries and everything else!)"
The Real Thing
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 09/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation is the real thing. Unlike some othersthat simply feature the music (which is cool also), this CD gives you a solid look at the House of God services featuring the steel guitars that enhances the worshipping.One tune called "Hollering" is one such example. The actual sermon is mixed in with the joyous music. Willie Eason, the pioneer of this kind of music, makes several appearances that preserve his genius.Recently, this CD has become of added interest since it was the recording debut of the now-rising star Robert Randolph. His rendition of the hymn "Without God" led to his being signed to do the CD "The Word", which jump-strated his career. This version of this song (which later appeared in its entirety on "The Word") is wonderful, but it fades out as Randolph really starts to
cook. This is also the case with some of the other songs. But what remains is still a joyous experience."