Sacred Steel

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Sacred Steel is one amazing collection. Subtitled "Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music in Florida," this multi-artist chronicling of this seldom-heard genre is a musical and emotional delight. The electric lap steel guitar has been the instrument of choice in both the Jewel Dominion and Keith Dominions both African-American Holiness-Pentecostal churches since the late '30s, replacing the traditional church organist. This collection showcases the pioneering work of five of its best known and most influential sacred steel practitioners: Willie Eason, Sonny Treadway, Glenn Lee, Henry Nelson, and his son, Aubrey Ghent. Their individual approaches to this style ...
See more details below
CD
$15.35
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $13.57   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Sacred Steel is one amazing collection. Subtitled "Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music in Florida," this multi-artist chronicling of this seldom-heard genre is a musical and emotional delight. The electric lap steel guitar has been the instrument of choice in both the Jewel Dominion and Keith Dominions both African-American Holiness-Pentecostal churches since the late '30s, replacing the traditional church organist. This collection showcases the pioneering work of five of its best known and most influential sacred steel practitioners: Willie Eason, Sonny Treadway, Glenn Lee, Henry Nelson, and his son, Aubrey Ghent. Their individual approaches to this style range from crude blues-based slides and slurs blues table steel master Hop Wilson is called to mind more than once here to highly technical flourishes bordering on country pedal steel sounds, with all of it played with a sincerity and spirit indigenous to the music, which is nothing short of heartfelt and energetic. Split evenly between instrumentals and the instrument interfacing with the congregation and choir at live religious services, the music runs the gamut from still and beautiful Sonny Treadway's instrumentals to the wild and abandoned playing of Aubrey Ghent. This is 75 minutes of music that will appeal to blues and gospel and even retro-minded rock & roll fans willing to take the time to explore this fascinating genre.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/1997
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297045022
  • Catalog Number: 450
  • Sales rank: 267,907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Let the Devil Ride - Sonny Treadway (3:03)
  2. 2 In the Garden - Sonny Treadway (3:08)
  3. 3 At the Cross - Sonny Treadway (2:49)
  4. 4 Call Him by His Name - Glenn Lee (3:36)
  5. 5 Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour - Glenn Lee (2:35)
  6. 6 Joyful Sounds - Glenn Lee (4:27)
  7. 7 Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Willie Eason (4:59)
  8. 8 Little Wooden Church on a Hill - Willie Eason (4:28)
  9. 9 Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Poor Man's Friend - Willie Eason (5:59)
  10. 10 This Is a Holy Church - Sonny Treadway (7:17)
  11. 11 At the Cross - Sonny Treadway (2:18)
  12. 12 Amazing Grace - Sonny Treadway (1:51)
  13. 13 God Be With You - Sonny Treadway (0:55)
  14. 14 Closing Prayer - Sonny Treadway (0:25)
  15. 15 Praise the Lord Everybody - Henry Nelson (7:55)
  16. 16 Amazing Grace - Henry Nelson (4:47)
  17. 17 Praise Music - Aubrey Ghent (4:22)
  18. 18 Father in Jesus' Name - Aubrey Ghent (3:13)
  19. 19 House of God March - Aubrey Ghent (4:29)
  20. 20 God Be with You - Aubrey Ghent (1:42)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alvin Lee Electric Bass, Electric Guitar
Terrence Elliot Electric Bass
John Hampton Electric Guitar
Sonny Treadway Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Benjamin Beckford Drums
Fayette Coney Vocals
Ronnie Mozee Electric Guitar
Aubrey Ghent Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Timothy Williams Drums
Lejena Manning Drums
Glenn Lee Pedal Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Willie Eason Steel Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Carlos Fox Keyboards
Francine Jones Keyboards
Henry Nelson Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Paul Butterfield Engineer
Meal Ticket Composer
John Newton Composer
Robert Stone Producer, Engineer, Text
Chris Strachwitz Executive Producer
Dix Bruce Graphic Design, Layout Concept
Fayette Coney Arranger
Hubert C. Depree Liner Notes
Sherry S. Depree Liner Notes
William Dudley Engineer
Aubrey Ghent Arranger
Traditional Composer
Teresa Hollingsworth Re-Release Coordinator
C. Austin Miles Composer
Henry Nelson Arranger
Fran King Composer
Michael Stapleton Engineer
Berry Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously