Take The High Road CD (2011)

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Label Saguaro Road Records/wea
SKU 220639996
UPC 610583396720
UPC 14 00610583396720
Format CD
Release Date 5/3/2011
Author Blind Boys Of Alabam
Compilation Appearance Gospel Live From Mountain Stag (Live)
Associated Artist/Work Alabama, Blind Boys of (The)
Associated Artist/Work Butler, Sam Jr.
Associated Artist/Work Fountain, Clarence
Associated Artist/Work Harper, Ben
Associated Artist/Work Isbell, Jason
Associated Artist/Work Mahal, Taj
Associated Artist/Work The Five Blind Boys of Alabama
Technical Info
Engineer Wesley Fontenot; T.W. Cargile
Producer Chris Goldsmith; Kevin Grantt; Chad Cromwell; Jamey Johnson
CatalogID 26393
Lable Name Saguaro Road
Released 05/03/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 56s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00610583396720
Musical Guests
Lee Ann Womack
The Oak Ridge Boys
Willie Nelson
Hank Williams, Jr.
Jamey Johnson
Vince Gill
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jim "Moose" Brown (guitar, piano, organ, percussion); Glen Duncan (acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle); Reggie Young (electric guitar); Randy Kohrs (dobro); Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Chad Cromwell (drums).
Audio Mixer: T.W. Cargile.
Liner Note Author: Chet Flippo.
Recording information: Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Piety Street Studios, Nwe Orleans, LA.
Photographers: Erika Goldring; Andy Hall ; Melinda Harlan; Danny Clinch.
Billed as the Blind Boys of Alabama's country-gospel album, Take the High Road has a valuable pedigree from a country standpoint: it was recorded in Nashville with a cream-of-the-crop cast of musicians, and it features appearances from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, and the Oak Ridge Boys. It also finds young country star Jamey Johnson in the production chair, a development that came after the Blind Boys performed with him at an Alabama Music Hall of Fame ceremony and they decided to record together. (All of which begs the question of when their rock album with Drive-By Truckers is due.) The songs are a baker's dozen of country/gospel classics, and since the roots of country and gospel are so entwined, this is no fusion record. It's an honest trip through the best that Southern gospel and country have to offer, full of the songs that have been sung for generations -- even the Blind Boys themselves have sung Hank Williams, Sr.'s "I Saw the Light" many times before. Of the songs with guest vocalists, Lee Ann Womack is the surprise winner, bringing just the right notes of contrition and redemption to "I Was a Burden." Hank Williams, Jr. makes his father's "I Saw the Light" shine as well, and the songs with the Blind Boys leading only a light accompaniment fare best. ~ John Bush
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] delicious blend of gospel and country..."
Disc 1
1 Take the High Road
2 Jesus, Hold My Hand
3 Have Thine Own Way, Lord
4 I Was a Burden
5 Can You Give Me a Drink?
6 Family Bible
7 Jesus Built a Bridge To Heaven
8 I Know a Place
9 Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
10 Lead Me Home
11 Stand By Me
12 I Saw the Light - (featuring Hank Williams, Jr.)
13 Last Mile of the Way, The
Product Attributes
Artist Blind Boys Of Alabam
Music Format Compact Disc
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