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Run for Your Life - Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Legbamel Not-Pop

I've been a fan of Robert Randolph and the Family Band for ages but I've left you all sadly bereft of their music. Let's have a high-speed jam for this mellow Sunday, something to get your blood pumping and your feet moving. Run for Your Life fits that bill with a vengeance.

It starts at full throttle, no words to distract you from the driving beat, and Robert Randolph embroiders all around it until about 2:30, when the band lets you take a breather for about thirty seconds before they're right back at it. Run for Your Life brings two things to mind for me: dancing until you drop at an outdoor festival and a getaway scene in a movie in which likable baddies flee the cops in some glorious muscle car that you just know will come to a bad end.

Whatever my mental associations, have a listen to Run for Your Life and tell me what you think. It's an excellent example of just how much awesome people who dismiss these guys because of the lap steel guitar. Holy carp, people, the Family can play!

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