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Am I crazy? Starting to like gospel . . .

Old 06-23-04, 12:29 AM
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Am I crazy? Starting to like gospel . . .

More specifically, Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...=2HR6E3LPQ0SO0

I typically try to stay away from music that preaches any type of religious message but I heard the first song on the album on a local music video program. All I could say was Wow.

Their music reminds me of BB King if he were younger and on speed. Anyway, if my church choir sounded like this, I'd probably go more often.

Is anyone else a fan of Robert Randolph?

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I just also wanted to add that I don't see anything wrong with gospel. I just haven't been a particular fan of it until recently.

And I didn't include the amazon link to encourage people to buy. I just couldn't find any other websites about the band.

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Old 06-23-04, 12:32 AM
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I don't see anything odd or wrong with loving gospel music.

The genre is full of tremendously talented musicians and singers even if you don't care for the religious angle.

Music and religion go together and always have throughout history. Even non-Christian foreigners can appreciate gospel music just like I can love African tribal or Islamic Sufi chants.
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Old 06-23-04, 12:46 AM
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Robert Randolph plays pedal steel guitar. He started in a church, but his music is almost completely secular now. Positive, yes, but not really religious.
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Old 06-23-04, 12:59 AM
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That's true. It's not as overtly religious as other things that I've heard but I guess I would still lump him into the gospel scene.
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Old 06-23-04, 06:23 PM
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My job requires me to frequently travel by car, and during a significant portion of the trip, the only radio station I can get is an old time southern gospel station. There are some great tunes on there. Some of these quartets really know how to kick up their heals and make a mighty sound.
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Old 06-23-04, 07:03 PM
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I've loved Robert Randolph even since I saw his concert on VH-1. Very very soulful dude/band.
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Old 06-23-04, 07:28 PM
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Gospel is a lot like reggae. When it done right, it's incredible! Otherwise, it's just boring.
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Old 06-24-04, 02:52 PM
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I dont find it crazy at all. For me the older I get I find my taste in music shifting in other directions.
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Old 06-24-04, 03:43 PM
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Not a big Gospel fan I do own the Point of Grace albums mostly because I think they have really great harmony.
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Old 06-24-04, 05:41 PM
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Check out Kim Berrell...great voice and her band absolutely kills it. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=music
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Old 06-24-04, 10:02 PM
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My dad's side of the family is in the church, and they constantly listen to "modern gospel" stuff. Like you see on the late night ads with the people swaying.

And I have to truly wonder, how can songs about such a passionate and soulful subject be so bland and soul-less?

Mindy Smith's song about Jesus hits me far harder than anything else I've ever heard from those other types of artists. Am I alone here?
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Old 06-24-04, 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
Check out Kim Berrell...great voice and her band absolutely kills it. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=music
Wow. You're right. She has an amazing voice.
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