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The Word

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The Word

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Atlantic, Ropeadope

We gave it a B+

An odd name for a wordless album, but then few things are ordinary about this instrumental tribute to the sacred steel sound (guitar-based religious music performed in certain Pentecostal churches). A collaboration between the blues-rock band North Mississippi Allstars, jazz organist John Medeski, and pedal-steel prodigy Robert Randolph, the Word spin blues, gospel, and funk jams into reverential rave-ups that sound a lot more like the Allman Brothers than the Williams Brothers.

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