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Robert Randolph and the Family Band

  • Lickety Split [Blue Note, 2014] B+

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Lickety Split [Blue Note, 2014]
Sacred steel boogies, with better songs than are normally required or do I mean inspired at jamworld's secular camp meetings. Two Carlos Santana cameos add flash and a thickness, and when they cover "Love Rollercoaster" you'll swear they snuck Bootsy in the side door. Respect to Tedeschi-Trucks, absolutely. But this is so much less corn-prone. And when they mix up good lovin' and born again, both ideas gain brain and heart. B+