Monday, April 28, 2008

The Original Blind Boys Of Alabama !

I've been born again

Thanks for the comments.
To balance out all this evil, here's some boogie-hoochy-koo-gospel !
Led by founding member Clarence Fountain, the rest of the blind boys of alabama currently consists of Eric McKinney, George Scott, Caleb Butler, Johnny Field, Jimmy Carter, Joey Williams, Donald Dillion and Aubrey Blount.
From their inception in the 1930s, when all were boys, the group's members turned their blindness into their chief selling point, and in fact, all members of the group except one are blind. They began singing when all were students at the Talladega Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Alabama, but didn't begin recording until 1948.
In 1950, after the death of one of their members, the group renamed themselves simply the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Anyway, they didn't enjoy widespread success until 1988, when they starred in an Obie Award-winning Broadway show, and more recently, recording with Jam hero Ben Harper.
Hallelujah !

The Blind Boys Of Alabama :
* Swingin' On The Golden Gate *
* Fix It Jesus *
* I've Been Born Again *


Anonymous Jack said...

Yeah boy !
Swing with Jesus and win a free playstation!
you rock man !

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Tom G said...

You done it agin!

3:58 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

yeeeeeeehaaa !!!

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog and am loving it. This is great stuff.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photo is of Archie Brownlee (front) and The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. Common error. And both groups are great!

2:03 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...


5:56 PM  

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