Jazz Fest: The Word Shares "Soul Food"

My ears pricked up late in “Early in the Moaning’ Time” on The Word’s Soul Food. Late in the song, sacred steel player Robert Randolph simulates moaning on his steel guitar’s bass strings. The sound is odd and haunting, something found on an early Moog synthesizer album that demonstrated all the weird, not-of-this-world sounds it could make (Check Hugo Montenegro’s Mr.

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