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Go Tell It On The Mountain

Blind Boys of Alabama Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Real World
  • ASIN: B001DPC3WY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,827 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Last Month Of The Year
2. I Pray On Christmas
3. Go Tell It On The Mountain
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. In The Bleak Midwinter
6. Joy To The World
7. Born In Bethlehem
8. The Christmas Song
9. Away In A Manger
10. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
11. White Christmas
12. Silent Night

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With their third album for Real World in little more than two years, these septuagenarians still possessed a work ethic that put everyone else in the shade. A record celebrating Yuletide, 2003's "Go Tell It On The Mountain" boasted a phenomenal roster of guest artists who'd queued around the block to share the same studio as these gospel titans. Solomon Burke, George Clinton, Chrissie Hynde, Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, Aaron Neville, Richard Thompson, Michael Franti, Aaron Neville.. All these (and many more) came to make cameo appearances and to salute the impact of these true survivors.

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(2003 'Real World') (45:25/12) Moderne Gospel-Music vom Feinsten! Pünktlich zum nächsten Weihnachtsfest liefern uns die Veteranen eine Song-Kollektion, die sich mit dem Ereignis am 25.Dezember beschäftigt. Musikalisch äußerst spannend und auf höchstem Niveau Dank exquisiter Band und illustrer Gäste. Ergreifend und unterhaltend zugleich /modern gospel music at its best! Right on time for the next Xmas evening, these veterans are supplying us with a collection of songs dealing with the birth of the Christ. Thanks to a great band, the music's superb. The list of special guest vocalists reads like a who's who in adult music. Moving and entertaining at the same time. DUKE ROBILLARD - gtr, JOHN MEDESKI - org, DANNY THOMPSON - bass, MICHAEL JOEROME - drums. Special, guests: SOLOMON BURKE, TOM WAITS, CHRISSIE HYNDE & RICHARD THOMPSON, AARON NEVILLE, MAVIS STAPLES, SHELBY LYNN, LES McCANN, etc.Medium 1
  1. Last Month Of The Year
  2. I Pray On Christmas feat. SOLOMON BURKE
  3. Go Tell It On The Mountain feat. TOM WAITS
  4. Little Drummer Boy feat. MICHAEL FRANTI
  5. In The Bleak Midwinter feat. CHRISSIE HYNDE &
  7. Joy To The World feat. AARON NEVILLE
  8. Born In Bethlehem feat. MAVIS STAPLES
  9. The Christmas Song feat. SHELBY LYNNE
  10. Away In A Manger feat. GEORGE CLINTON &
  12. Oh Come All Ye Faithful feat. ME'SHELL
  14. White Christmas feat. LES McCANN
  15. Silent Night

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas - Gospel & Blues Style 16 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Don't expect the scmaltzy, pop, Christmas tunes here - this is deep, soulful and meaningful gospel blues applied to some great seasonal classics. You will not believe what the BBOA have done to Away in A Manger - a fantastic rendition of this carol -you will never want to hear it any other way!! The boys are assisted by Solomon Burke, Chrissy Hynde and Tom Waits, to name but three. Aaron Neville does a great a cappella rendering of Joy to the World...overall, a soulful Christmas Cracker! Very highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I had not heard any music by this group prior to borrowing a copy of this album - however, this is an excellent Christmas album. As you would expect from a gospel group, they focus almost exclusively on the religious aspect of the festival, the sole exception being White Christmas. There is a different guest singer on each track except the opening and closing tracks, which are without guests.
With any album featuring a variety of guests, one's favorites depend to some extent on one's opion of the various guests. For example, my favorite guest is Shelby Lynne, who does a fine duet of The Christmas song - however, it's not quite my absolute favorite track. That distinction goes to Chrissie Hynde singing In the bleak midwinter, almost as a solo track with the group providing backup harmony. It is one of my favorite carols and I get the impression that it is more popular in Britain than in America, where it turns up occasionally on Christmas albums (this one included) but is by no means common. Other favorites include I pray on Christmas (a cover of a Harry Connick Jr song featuring Solomon Burke), Born in Bethlehem (with Mavis Staples), Little drummer boy (with Michael Franti) and Joy to the world (with Aaron Neville).
This is an album with plenty of variety - they put plenty of energy into Last month of the year (no guests) and Go tell it on the mountain (with Tom Waits), which provide plenty of contrast with the slower songs.
If you are looking for a bluesy gospel Christmas album, this is certainly a good one to choose.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus swing 4 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As for the comparative DVD. Thjis is good if you do not have a DVD player. Songs are more arranged and suited for the CD format. Not as wild as the live performance, but less spicy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The mountains tells it 16 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
I love this album. I really do. These people on it, they sing. Beautifully. It's beautiful.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps This Year's Most Original Christmas Disc 9 Nov 2003
By Timothy Kearney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Every year I try and find a new Christmas music collection that is unlike any other collection I own. This year I have found it. THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA'S recording GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN has a bluesy/gospel feel to it. Most of the tracks are standard Christmas fare, with the exception of I Pray on Christmas." The arrangements are far from standard, and have a simplicity that is appropriate for Christmas music, but a musical style that is addictive. The group also has great musical guests for most tracks. Guests include Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, and George Clinton and Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders fame. I know I will enjoy this disc for years to come and plan to give copies of it to friends for Christmas.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blind Boys of Alabama, Hallelujah, Hallelujah! 13 Dec 2003
By prisrob - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We've all heard the Blind Boys of Alabama, however, you have not heard them until you've listened to this CD. "Go Tell It On The Mountain" is one of the best rousing new Christmas CD's.
The Blind Boys of Alabama started their singing group in 1939 at the Alabama Institute of the Negro Blind. They had sung for 35 years before they became known outside of the South. In the 1990's one of their gospel songs caught on and from then on they have been on the cutting edge of gospel. Now,most of the Blind Boys are in their 70's and singing strong and loud with Praise from the Lord. Hallelujah!!
This CD is #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart, and it is no surprise. Most of the songs are well known except for "I Pray On Christmas" Solomon Burke is the guest soloist on this song, and will have you bopping in the aisle. The mix of his fabulous voice with the Blind Boys marks the tune.
The Best is, of course, "Go Tell It On The Mountain" with soloist, Tom Waits. Tom Waits is a favorite of mine, and he and the Blind Boys 'get it on down'. My head is bopping and fingers snapping as I listen to it and scribe these words.
Michael Franti sings "Little Drummer Boy" with the best dum, dum dum,dum,da, da ,da, dum I can remember. The Blind Boys fill in with supreme tenderness.
"In The Bleak Midwinter" with Chrissie Hynde and Richard Thompson
brings back memories of Olde England. Great voice that Chrissie.
Aaron Neville sings the joy right into "Joy To The World" as only Aaron can. A superb rendition of the South.
"The Christmas Song" with Shelby Lynne and Clarence Fountain is as good as the original. A unique arrangement that has me singing with them.
George Clinton and Robert Randolph's rendition of "Away In A Manger" IS the absolute best I have heard. A little jazz mixed in with the gospel will have you stompin' your feet.
Les McCannn and Me'shell Ndegeocello bring it on home with
"Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and "White Christmas". So very fine.
The Blind Boys of Alabama, (Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter, George Scott, Joey Williams, Ricky McKinnie, Bobby Butler, and Tracy Pierce) sing the finale with "Silent Night".
I must recommend this CD- it is one of the most original Christms CD's- I absolutely love it- reminds us of what Christmas is all about without all of the glitz. If you are into rhythm and blues with gospel and a little country all thrown in together, this CD is for you.
The Blind Boys of Alabama will be featured in a PBS special singing from this Christms CD with many of the soloists as their guests. Prepare for it by listening to this CD over and over.
Hallelujah, Brothers and Sisters! prisrob
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Tell It On The Mountain 30 Nov 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
An extraordinary accomplishment and one of the best albums of the year. Does for Christmas music what the Buena Vista Social Club did for Cuban music and the Oh Brother Where Art Thou soundtack did for traditional American mountain music.. Souful and authentic with an amazing roster of guest stars who give uniformly great performances but never overpower the Blind Boys. Choice cuts: The Little Drummer Boy with Michael Franti (never would have guessed that song could be so moving!) and a rockin' version of Away In the Manger (isn't that an oxymoron?) featuring George Clinton and Robert Randolph. The love, care and passion the went into making this record is obvious in every note. A masterpiece from a true American treasure.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lordamighty! Let's Hope for Vol. 2!!! 1 Oct 2003
By D. Sean Brickell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the most impressive Christmas release I've heard in years, and I collect the stuff. BBofA are joined by a stellar cast from Tom Waits(amazing texture!) to Robert Randolph (politely underscoring the vocals) to many other brilliant vocalists. I especially love Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, and Shelby Lynn. Beneath it all are the likes of Duke Roballard. Listening to this, I'm ready for the holiday season on October 1. The best summary can offer if I hope this leads to Vol. 2 and then an annual CD. It's that great!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GO TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW 18 Dec 2003
By o dubhthaigh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a great Gospel record. Forget that it is Christmas songs, this is positively majestic mighty music in service of devotion from deep, all the way deep in the soul. I actually can not stand Christmas music, but I felt driven to my knees the first time I heard this. There is quite a panoply of diverse guests on this that makes the ecumenical message of Christmas all the more clear and direct. This is a record for the ages.
"Last Month of the Year" resounds profoundly as the CD gets under way, and from there, the music just gets more and more awe-inspiring. Tom Waits joins the Boys for the title track, and you'll never listen to this song again without remembering this take on it. The great Solomon Burke steps away from his ministry in Philadelphia to essay "Prayer on Christmas" and the marraige of his voice with the Boys is one made in heaven itself. Chrissie Hynde delivers "Bleak Midwinter" with just the right sense of loss before redemption. Mavis Staples sweeps all before her with "Born in Bethlehem."
In one of the most unexpected pairings you'll ever hear, the Boys enlist George Clinton for "Away in the Manger" and it is absolutely the right touch. The entire album has been put together with such incredible care that you are moved by its spirituality as well as in awe of its sheer conception and power. When it all comes to a profoundly reverential close in "Silent Night", you'll feel even the Pope couldn't get his close to God.
You'll return to this disc often, and not just at Christmas. The Blind Boys of Aalabama have a vision of what Music cand be and can do. God Bless them with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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