The Blind Boys of Alabama är en amerikansk gospelgrupp från Alabama, som bildades 1939 vid Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind och på senare år[när?] har uppnått en form av kultstatus i amerikanska musikkretsar. Gruppen har, med flera av de ursprungliga medlemmarna, vunnit samtliga Grammy-pris i sin kategori (bästa traditionella gospel-album) 2002-2006.

The Blind Boys of Alabama
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Blind Boys of Alabama på Skeppsholmen i juli 2009
BakgrundAlabama, USA
GenreGospel
År som aktiva1939-
Webbplatsblindboys.com
Medlemmar
Jimmy Carter
Bishop Billy Bowers
Ben Moore
Eric (Ricky) McKinnie
Caleb Butler
Joey Williams
Tracy Pierce

MedlemmarRedigera

Nuvarande medlemmarRedigera

  • Jimmy Carter – sång
  • Bishop Billy Bowers – sång
  • Ben Moore - sång
  • Eric (Ricky) McKinnie – trummor, percussion, sång
  • Caleb Butler – kompgitarr
  • Joey Williams – sologitarr
  • Tracy Pierce – bas

Före detta medlemmar (ursprungliga)Redigera

  • Clarence Fountain (avliden 2018) - sång
  • Johnny Fields (avliden - November 12, 2009, Henderson, NC) - sång
  • George Scott (avliden) - sång
  • Ollie Thomas (avliden) - sång

DiskografiRedigera

  • 1948 I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine
  • 1950 Livin' on Mother's Prayers
  • 1950 Sweet Honey in the Rocks
  • 1953 Sermon
  • 1953 When I Lost My Mother
  • 1954 Marching to Zion
  • 1954 Oh Lord Stand by Me
  • 1958 My Mother's Train
  • 1959 God Is on the Throne
  • 1959 The Original Blind Boys
  • 1963 (1957) You'll Never Walk Alone
  • 1963 Old Time Religion
  • 1963 True Convictions
  • 1965 Can I Get a Witness?
  • 1967 Church Concert in New Orleans (Live)
  • 1969 Fix It Jesus Like You Said You Would
  • 1969 Jesus Will Be Waiting
  • 1970 In the Gospel Light
  • 1970 The Five Blind Boys From Alabama
  • 1970 The Soul of Clarence Fountain
  • 1973 Best of Five Blind Boys of Alabama
  • 1974 Precious Memories
  • 1978 The Soldier Album
  • 1984 Faith Moves Mountains
  • 1987 In the Hands of the Lord
  • 1989 I'm a Changed Man
  • 1989 The Five Blind Boys of Alabama
  • 1990 Brand New
  • 1990 I'm Not That Way Anymore
  • 1991 I Am a Soldier
  • 1991 Oh Lord, Stand by Me / Marching Up to Zion
  • 1991 The Best of the Five Blind Boys
  • 1992 Deep River
  • 1993 Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • 1994 Alive in Person
  • 1994 Blessed Assurance
  • 1994 Don't Forget to Pray
  • 1994 In the Gospel Light
  • 1994 Soul Gospel
  • 1994 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 1995 1948-51
  • 1995 I Brought Him with Me
  • 1996 All Things Are Possible
  • 1996 Golden Mements in Gospel
  • 1997 Holdin' On
  • 1998 Have Faith: The Very Best of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
  • 1999 Best of Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
  • 1999 Hallelujah: A Collection of Their Finest
  • 2000 My Lord What a Morning
  • 2001 Gospel for the Lord
  • 2001 Original Blind Boys
  • 2001 Spirit of the Century
  • 2001 You'll Never Walk Alone / True Convictions
  • 2002 Collectors Edition
  • 2002 Higher Ground
  • 2002 I Saw the Light
  • 2003 Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • 2004 There Will Be a Light (med Ben Harper)
  • 2005 Atom Bomb
  • 2006 Just a Closer Walk with Thee, a compilation of work ranging from the years 1963–1965
  • 2008 Down in New Orleans