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THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS

2009-03-23

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA LIVE IN NEW ORLEANS Recorded live at the legendary Tipitina’s during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz and heritage festival this disc shows this legendary group in a high energy set that is sure to captivate and lift any listeners spirit. Joined on stage with the Blind Boys are the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Henry Butler, Dr. John & others covering Norman Greebbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky”, Tom Waits “Down In The Hole” as well as other classic covers including their amazing version of “Amazing Grace”. Fans of their last release will also reveal in their version of the Crescent City classic “Bourbon St. Parade”. The Blind Boys have been putting out great music for 75 years and after one listen to this disc you can tell that some things just get better with age. The only complaint I have regarding this disc is it is only 31 minutes long and is missing four tracks from the store release of this disc. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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