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Format: CD
Sku: 220639996
UPC: 610583396720
UPC 14: 00610583396720
Release Date: 5/3/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Take the High Road ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
2. Jesus, Hold My Hand ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
3. Have Thine Own Way, Lord ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
4. I Was a Burden ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
5. Can You Give Me a Drink? ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
6. Family Bible ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
7. Jesus Built a Bridge To Heaven ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
8. I Know a Place ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
9. Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
10. Lead Me Home ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
11. Stand By Me ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
12. I Saw the Light - (featuring Hank Williams, Jr.) ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama
13. Last Mile of the Way, The ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: T.W. Cargile.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Chet Flippo.
Muze PNote Recording information: Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Piety Street Studios, Nwe Orleans, LA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Erika Goldring; Andy Hall ; Melinda Harlan; Danny Clinch.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Chris Goldsmith; Kevin Grantt; Chad Cromwell; Jamey Johnson

Engineer: Wesley Fontenot; T.W. Cargile

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Lee Ann Womack
Muze Guest Artist The Oak Ridge Boys
Muze Guest Artist Willie Nelson
Muze Guest Artist Hank Williams, Jr.
Muze Guest Artist Jamey Johnson
Muze Guest Artist Vince Gill

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Gospel Live From Mountain Stag (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Wow Gospel 2003
Muze Music Compilations Wow Gospel 2004
Muze Music Compilations Three Wooden Crosses:inspirational Hi
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations St Peter 57Th St
Muze Music Compilations Say Amen:gospel Funk From Jewel Recor
Muze Music Compilations Ske Dat De Dat:spirit Of Satch
Muze Music Compilations Real World 25
Muze Music Compilations Blues People
Muze Music Compilations High Cotton:tribute To Alabama
Muze Music Compilations Jesus Is The Answer
Muze Music Compilations Let It Burn
Muze Music Compilations Shoutin Down The Aisles

Associated Artists and Works

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

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/03/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 26393
Music Label Name Label : Saguaro Road
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 : 00610583396720

Professional Reviews

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] delicious blend of gospel and country..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Blind Boys Of Alabam
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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