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Down in New Orleans: Blind Boys of Alabama
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Learn more about Blind Boys Of Alabama:down In New Orl:

Format: CD
Sku: 206678752
UPC: 610583224726
UPC 14: 00610583224726
Release Date: 1/29/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Free At Last ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
2. Make a Better World ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
3. How I Got Over ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
4. You Got to Move ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
5. Across the Bridge ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
6. You Better Mind ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
7. Down by the Riverside ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
8. If I Could Help Somebody ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
9. Uncloudy Day ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
10. Prayer, A ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
11. I've Got A Home ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
12. I'll Fly Away ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Blind Boys of Alabama: Caleb Butler, Eric "Ricky" McKinnie, Jimmy Carter , Ben Moore, Billy Bowers, Tracy Pierce, Joey Williams (vocals).
Muze PNote Personnel: Carl LeBlanc (banjo); Ralph Boyd Johnson (clarinet); Darryl Adams (alto saxophone); John Gilbert (tenor saxophone); Alvarez "Big Al" Huntley, Raymond "Taff" Williams, John Brunious (trumpet); Keith Anderson , Jerome Jones, Tyrus Chapman (trombone); Bennie Pete, Benjamin Jaffe (tuba); David Torkanowsky (piano, keyboards); Allen Toussaint (piano); Ronald Guerin (upright bass, electric bass); Shannon Powell (drums); Harry Cook (bass drum); Sammy Cyrus (snare drum).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: The Hot 8 Brass Band, Allen Toussaint, Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Jimmy Hoyson.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ben Sandmel.
Muze PNote Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Piety Street Studios, New Orleans, LA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Shannon Brinkman; Mark Gooch.
Muze PNote Arranger: Chris Goldsmith.
Muze PNote While they may not hail from the Crescent City, the Blind Boys of Alabama obviously have a strong connection to its musical traditions, a fact made unmistakably clear on DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS. With the able assistance of such estimable local heroes as Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the long-lived (they've been recording since the 1940s!) gospel icons deliver a straight-from-the-heart tribute to the spirit of New Orleans, giving their arrangements of traditional spiritual tunes a Big Easy tweak. The country blues song "You Got to Move," for instance, is transformed into a banjo-and-tuba Dixieland offering, and the gospel classic "Uncloudy Day" becomes a brass-band rave-up. Even the less overt stylistic adaptations bear the distinctive bump of New Orleans grooves, settling in seamlessly under the Blind Boys' rich, soulful voices.

Producer: Chris Goldsmith; Chris Goldsmith

Engineer: Jimmy Hoyson; Wesley Fontenot; Paul "Scooby" Smith; Jimmy Hoyson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Allen Toussaint
Muze Guest Artist Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Muze Guest Artist Hot 8 Brass Band

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Gospel Live From Mountain Stag (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Wow Gospel 2004
Muze Music Compilations Wire:and All The Pieces Matter (ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wow Gospel 2003
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Imus Ranch Record II
Muze Music Compilations 30:Real World At Womad
Muze Music Compilations Peace
Muze Music Compilations All Time Gospel Vol 4
Muze Music Compilations Jesus Is The Answer
Muze Music Compilations Say Amen:gospel Funk From Jewel Recor
Muze Music Compilations Real World 25
Muze Music Compilations Redemption Songs
Muze Music Compilations Three Wooden Crosses:inspirational Hi
Muze Music Compilations Shoutin Down The Aisles
Muze Music Compilations St Peter 57Th St
Muze Music Compilations Hallelujah:black Gospel Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Ske Dat De Dat:spirit Of Satch
Muze Music Compilations High Cotton:tribute To Alabama
Muze Music Compilations Let It Burn

Associated Artists and Works

Duets ~ Alabama, Blind Boys of (The)
Butler, Sam Jr.
Fountain, Clarence
There Will Be a Light [Slimline] ~ Harper, Ben
Talkin' Christmas! ~ Mahal, Taj
The Five Blind Boys of Alabama

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/29/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 19548
Music Label Name Label : Time/Life Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00610583224726

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.82)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] superweapon of roots-music uplift: Full-throated versions of standards such as 'I'll Fly Away' and 'Down by the Riverside' will raise goose bumps..."

Uncut (p.83)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Unmistakably spirited renditions of standards 'How I Got Over' and 'Down By The Riverside' provide timely comments on post Iraq/Hurricane Katrina America."

JazzTimes (p.76)
- "[T]he Blind Boys' personal connection to an older strain of gospel singing gives their performances an imposing weight..."

Dirty Linen (p.51)
- "[T]he lead singers are consistently spirited..."

Dirty Linen (p.49)
- "The group eschews the obvious...instead presenting the classic 'Down By The Riverside' with energy and style, fueled by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band..."

No Depression (p.69)
- "[O]ne of the more soul-lifting efforts to be recorded in the Crescent City in the post-Katrina era."

Q (Magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his meld of styles makes for an album of heavy-duty testifyin' to chase demons from your soul."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Made] with typical gusto, throwing themselves into impassioned performances of 'You Got To Move', 'Uncloudy Day' and more....Honest, soulful music."

Harp (magazine)
- "[T]hey're a determinedly adaptable bunch....[They] never lose track of the Boy's gospel roots, even as they cover new ground."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Blind Boys Of Alabam
Product attributeLabel:   Time Life Music
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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