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Higher Ground

Blind Boys of Alabama Audio CD
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As a teenager, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon dreamed of working with his heroes, except his weren’t the typical heroes for a kid growing up in the Midwest during the 1990s. When his friends were getting into punk and hip-hop, the seventeen-year-old Vernon was obsessed with gospel music. As teenagers, he and his best friend—and future band mate—Phil Cook steeped themselves in ... Read more in Amazon's Blind Boys of Alabama Store

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  • Audio CD (26 Aug 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Real World
  • ASIN: B00006AO77
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,238 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. People Get Ready
2. Spirit in the Dark
3. Wade in the Water
4. Stand By Me
5. The Cross
6. Many Rivers to Cross
7. Higher Ground
8. Freedom Road
9. I May Not Can See
10. You and Your Folks/23rd Psalm
11. I Shall Not Walk Alone
12. Precious Lord

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Higher Ground is the follow-up to the Blind Boys Grammy-winning Spirit Of The Century, and it celebrates the holy side of secular songs in the hope of connecting with, as founding member Clarence Fountain said, "the generations that are behind us". Always alert to the potent message of God's mightiness, they exuberantly spiritualise the Stevie Wonder title track and Curtis Mayfield’s "People Get Ready", as well as choice picks from the songbooks of Prince ("The Cross"), George Clinton ("You And Your Folks", grafted onto the 23rd Psalm!), Ben Harper ("I Shall Not Walk Alone") and others (Harper guests on three tracks). A few uplifting traditional gospel numbers turn up too. Throughout the programme, Blind Boy Jimmy Carter’s stirring tenor voice is a minor miracle. And "sacred steel" guitarist Robert Randolph and his Family Band are important to the success of the album, supplying an genuine fervour to grooves that complement the elders’ heaven-bound vocals. --Frank-John Hadley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageously Good Stuff 28 Aug 2002
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Tell me 5 years ago that I'd get into these guys and I'd have laughed it away. But I tell's infectious; absolutely as good as their Grammy-winning Spirit of the Century from 2001. Songs from Stevie Wonder, Aretha, and trad gospel, done in their own unique way. Very highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars another fine album 30 Aug 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am not a religious man (far from it) and am no follower of gospel music but having come across the blid boys of alabamas Spirit of the Century album I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one.
THere is no doubt that this is another fine album full of wonderful vocals. As with Spirit of the century the blind boys have been teamed up with another great set of backing musicians, although I must admit i do miss Danny Thompsons excellent bass playing which was an outstanding feature of the previous album.
There is a good range of songs on this album which show up the beauty of the singing and playing.
Even if like me you would never normall consider a gospel album this is well worth buying and if you have never heard spirit of the century you MUST get that album tha treally is essential listening
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some things get better with age 16 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
and it certainly holds true for this people. They really have gone "back to basics" with their music and therefore the final product is just amazing.
Don't expect any fancy vocals or over-virtuous performances, this is about soul and a simple message, which the blind boys deliver excellently.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blind Boys - Higher Ground album 23 Sep 2012
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A solid album of songs to relax and unwind to from a group of truly gifted vocalists. Track 11 is a particular favourite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars depth beyond our times 19 Dec 2009
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What can be said about such amazing talents that have withstood decades and fashions. After so many years together The Boys are perfectly tuned and harmonious. This is gospel as it should be: from the heart, black, American and true. If you have never heard real gospel before, this is as amazing as it can get.
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