The Lee Boys On Mountain Stage

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  • "Let's Celebrate"
  • "Call Him By His Name"
  • "Joyful Sounds"

Family act The Lee Boys is a primary inheritor of a jumping form of soul music that fuses gospel with the blues, demonstrated here in a live performance on Mountain Stage.

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Brian Blauser
Brian Blauser

The Lee Boys' members represent the fourth generation of "sacred steel" musicians, a tradition that began in the 1930s. Their sound is derived from the gospel music of their church in southern Florida, but the group has taken the music onto high-profile stages around the country, including the Bonnaroo Festival — the setting of the band's new live DVD.

The Lee Boys feature Alvin Lee on guitar and lead vocals, with his nephews Roosevelt "The Doctor" Collier on pedal steel, Kenneth E. Walker on drums and Alvin Gordy on bass. Roosevelt Collier learned "sacred steel" from his uncle, the late Glen Lee, and he makes the strings sing on a Glen and Alvin Lee tune, the instrumental "Call Him By His Name."

This feature first ran Apr. 3, 2009.

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