Monday, 5 December 2011

Blind Boys Of Alabama - Austria 2009

This is the Blind Boys of Alabama recorded live at Congress, Salzburg, Austria back on October 30th, 2009. The source was Austrian Radio OE1 who subsequently broadcast the concert on December 21st, 2009.

The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel and blues 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 and percussionist are all blind.

As of 2011 (and checking their current schedule into 2012), The Blind Boys of Alabama 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. Founding member George Scott died on March 9th, 2005 at the age of 75. Another founding member, Johnny Fields, died on November 12th, 2009.

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 four straight years between 2002 and 2005. The Blind Boys of Alabama were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2009, they were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In April 2011, the band released Take The High Road in Australia and followed it with a headlining tour that included the East and West Coast Bluesfest and the Sydney Opera House. The CD, which was also released in the U.S. on May 3rd, features guest artists Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Hank Williams, Jr., The Oak Ridge Boys, and Nashville heavyweight Jamey Johnson, who also co-produced the record.

Source: FM (cable radio).

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps.

Genre: Gospel, Blues.

Set: Broadcast set.

Set List:

01. Down By the Riverside
02. God Said It (That's Good Enough For Me)
03. People get ready
04. Spirit in the sky
05. Way Down In The Hole
06. Uncloudy day
07. There will be a light
08. Let's Make a Better World
09. Free at last
10. Amazing Grace
11. Look Where He Brought Me from
12. Higher Ground


Jimmy Lee Carter: vocals
Bishop Billy Bowers: vocals
Ben Moore: vocals
Joey Williams: g, vocals
Tracy Pierce: bass
Peter Levin: organ
Eric 'Ricky' McKinnie: drums, vocals

Website: Official HERE.

Download link in comments below (23/02/2016).


Ronnie Carnwath said...

Thanks very much - a friend of mine saw them around this time and got told off by one of the security nazis for taking photos with a flash as it was 'distracting'. "Distracting whom?", he retorted. "... They're f%"@in' blind!"

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