The Lee Boys review….April 17, 2019….

THE LEE BOYS

ON THE EAST COAST

MC RECORDS  MC 0085

IN THE MORNING–WALK WITH ME LORD–DON’T LET THE DEVIL RIDE–PRAISE YOU–I”LL TAKE YOU THERE–COME ON HELP ME LIFT HIM UP–LORD HELP ME TO HOLD OUT–TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT–TESTIFY–WALK WITH ME–YOU GOT TO MOVE

If you are a fan of Robert Randolph And The Family Band, Sam Butler, or any of the other notable purveyors of the sound of the “sacred steel,” then you gotta love The Lee Boys.  They are Alvin Lee on electric guitar and backing vocals, Derrick and Keith Lee on vocals, Chris Johnson on the pedal steel, nephew Alvin Cordy, jr., on the six-stringed bass,  and Earl Walker on drums.  All are associated with and highly-skilled in the music and traditions of The House Of God Church, but the thing that makes them different is their inclusion of blues, soul, and a shot of funk among the spirituals.  They have signed with our friend Mark Carpentieri and MC Records, and their label debut drops on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, worldwide.  It is entitled “Live On The East Coast,” and the eleven cuts were culled from shows in Virginia, Florida, and North Carolina.

With concert-goers urged to get up and dance during the shows, obviously there is some serious spiritual uplifting, and highlights abound.  The set leads off with a strong read of the traditional “In The Morning,” with Chris and his guitar testifyin’ mightily!  That vibe carries over into the spiritual groove of “Testify,” while Chris’ guitar lifts everyone up and urges them to do as Bobby Bland used to say, “let your light shine,” and “Turn On Your Love Light.”

Our two favorites were easy.  Blues is in the house with the infectious boogie of “Don’t Let The Devil Ride,” while at the opposite end of the spectrum, the fellows use “Praise You,” to exalt our “Father in Heaven” and all his mighty blessings!

The Lee Boys know a place where ain’t nobody worried and ain’t nobody cryin’, and they’ll sho’ nuff take you there with “Live On The East Coast.”  It’s the perfect combination of Saturday-night good times and Sunday-morning salvation!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Don for the fine review of Live On The East Coast!

    Reply

  2. My pleasure, Mark!!

    Reply

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