Say Yes!

Say Yes!

by The Lee Boys

CD

Overview

Part of the Sacred Steel movement, the Lee Boys (most of whom are related) put pedal steel at the front of their gospel. But unlike contemporaries like the Campbell Brothers, there's a slight and unusual country tinge to their blues-y gospel sound, making them sound, at times, a little like the Allman Brothers circa 1973-74, as they show on "Walk With Me." They're all fiery players, but it's Emanuel Roosevelt Collier, the pedal steel man, who's the standout, with a seemingly endless bag of tricks and licks, although he can lay back and let the melody work, too, as he does on "Amazing Grace." While he takes the spotlight, everyone contributes, from guitarist Alvin Lee (not to be confused with the bloke from Ten Years After), and singers Keith and Derrick Lee, who each bring different qualities to the music. The rhythm section is rock-steady, but the band rocks the house like no one's business. A fabulous record from a band that's going to be heard more and more.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297051627
catalogNumber: 516

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Boys   Primary Artist
Derrick Lee   Vocals
Keith Lee   Vocals
Kenneth Earl Walker   Drums
Emanuel Roosevelt Collier   Pedal Steel Guitar
Alvin Lee   Guitar,MIDI Guitar
Kenneth Earl Walker   Drums
Alvin Cordy   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Alvin Lee   Composer
Ronny Cates   Engineer
Chris Strachwitz   Executive Producer
Glenn Lee   Composer
Morgan K. Dodge   Graphic Design
Robert L. Stone   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Public Domain   Composer
Alvin Lee   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production

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Say Yes! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, What can I say about the lee boys. This album is off the chain. It really shows the leeboys at their best. You can tell that Glenn Lee is all in this. Alvin really put his heart into this. Keith and Derrick are really singing up a storm and Lil Al and Earl are holding down the rythm of the band. What can I say about the "Doctor" Roosevelt, whos playing has definetly came up to par. He's really diverse in his style of playing blues, country, jazz, and soul gospel all up in there. His Playing got his Uncle Glenn Lee, Robert Randolph, Chuck Campbell, Aubrey Ghent, Calvin Cooke, his Uncle Larenzo Harrison, Teb Beard and even A Lil of Jimmy & Stevie Ray up in there. Keep up the good work and I hope you guys are ready for the next one because if you think this is HOT, just wait until the next one is Droped. Be Blessed!