Blind Boys of Alabama

Interview + Performance

Friday, August 22, 2008

They got their start at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. Sixty-nine years later, the band remains a gospel music institution. For their latest album, Down in New Orleans, the Blind Boys went to Louisiana for a new take on some classic spirituals. Blind Boys perform live in the studio and one of the group’s original members, Jimmy Carter, tells Kurt how they got started.

    Music Playlist
  1. If I Could Help Somebody
    Artist: The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Album: Down in New Orleans
    Label: Time Life Entertainment
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Free at Last
    Artist: The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Album: Recorded live in Studio 360
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Amazing Grace
    Artist: The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Album: Recorded live in Studio 360
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

Blind Boys and Jimmy Carter

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