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The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. They are not just gospel singers borrowing from old traditions; the group helped to define those traditions in 20th century and almost single-handedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st. Since the original members first sang together as kids at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world. Touring throughout the South during the Jim Crow era of the 1940s and 1950s, the Blind Boys flourished thanks to their unique sound, which blended the close harmonies of early jubilee gospel with the more fervent improvisations of hard gospel

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin McFie


Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland June 28 to July 13, 2019 Montreux Jazz festival began in 1967, driven by the vision of Claude Nobs in collaboration with Geo Voumard, Rene Langel, and the Office of Tourism in their hometown Montreux, on Lake Geneva. This year 2019, was the 53rd edition. ...

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The Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit Of The Century and Higher Ground

Read "The Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit Of The Century and Higher Ground" reviewed by James Nadal


The experience of spiritual jubilation has taken The Blind Boys of Alabama far and wide from their southern roots. For over seventy years they have maintained their unwavering commitment to only sing in praise and service of the Lord, and they have succeeded on that. They take their role as guardians and bearers of the gospel ...

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Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It On The Mountain

Read "Blind Boys of Alabama: Go Tell It On The Mountain" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The Blind Boys of AlabamaGo Tell It On The Mountain: Live in New YorkEagle Rock Entertainment2005 The Blind Boys of Alabama were formed in 1939. Over the years they have made an indelible impression with their music, gospel in the traditional spirit which in the last decade assimilated contemporary style ...


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