Say Yes!

Say Yes!

by The Lee BoysThe Lee Boys


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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
Rank: 202995

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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