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The Blind Boys Of Alabama


The Blind Boys Of Alabama popped un on my shuffle play last night thus giving me the idea to post about them.

The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind at Talladega, Alabama in 1939. The three main vocalists of the group and their drummer/percussionist are all blind.

As of 2008, they continue to tour nationally and internationally, with Jimmy Carter singing lead vocals. In 2006, Clarence Fountain, the group’s former long-time lead vocalist and founding member limited his touring for health reasons. Another founding member, George Scott, died on March 9, 2005 at the age of 75.

Releases by the group in recent years have been favorites at the Grammy Awards—they won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album every year between 2002 to 2005. The Blind Boys of Alabama were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

It was their 2001 album “Spirit Of The Century” that was my gateway to their music.

spirit of the century blind

From this album here is their take on a great Blind Willie Johnson song

“Nobody’s Fault But Mine” – The Blind Boys Of Alabama

To buy the music of The Blind Boys Of Alabama click HERE

October 21, 2009 - Posted by | Blues, Old Music, Video | , ,

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