Man of Steel
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||Breaking Up Somebody's Home||Freddie Roulette||6:34||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Tattler||Freddie Roulette||5:33||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||You Got to Funkifize||Freddie Roulette||4:42||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Sidewinder||Freddie Roulette||6:27||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Nightlife||Freddie Roulette||7:15||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||How Do Ya Do?||Freddie Roulette||2:55||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||That's Allright Mama||Freddie Roulette||5:00||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Surfin'||Freddie Roulette||3:52||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||In the Heart of the Night||Freddie Roulette||5:12||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Parchman Farm||Freddie Roulette||4:33||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
||Endless Summer Theme||Freddie Roulette||3:35||9,00 kr||View In iTunes|
You'd be hard-pressed to find another lap steel player like Fred Roulette. The man makes up his own rules on style, and wanders through whatever musical fields he fancies; on Man of Steel he ranges from Stax to jazz to Willie Nelson and even the "Endless Summer Theme," just to show he can do anything he pleases. Perhaps surprisingly, he's happy to take a back seat for much of the album, letting guest vocalists like David Lindley and Ken Emerson hog the limelight. But there's plenty of his playing, and he's particularly transcendent on the "Endless Summer Theme," where his steel drifts airily above a pair of guitars played in the slack key style. If there's one criticism of this album, it's that there's not enough of his singing. He's good — very good, in fact — as his work on the opener, "Breaking Up Somebody's Home" clearly proves, and it would have been good to have him at least singing backup on each track. But you take what you can get, and with playing as sublime as his, anything else is a bonus.
Born: 03 May 1939 in Evanston, IL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s