Get Right With God – Blinded By The Light

Well brethren, we been a couple weeks deep in the mystic visions of Ezekiel now lets just get back to the music. Where do you start with The Blind Boys of Alabama? these guys are almost certainly the longest running concern in the business, started up in 1939. That’s right, over 70 years and they still have original members, although it ain’t much of a suprise that the rest have passed on. Originally The Five Blind Boys of Alabama (four of them were blind) and sometimes The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama they eventually dropped the ‘Five’ to account for shifting line-ups, I reckon they getting on towards 20 members passed through and I’d guess they about seven or eight strong at the moment. Y’all probably aware they just about the biggest name in gospel and influenced all manner of fine music. Seems they got out a new album ‘Take The High Road’ that is their country-gospel record reflecting a long held love of country. I ain’t spent much time with it so far but I’m not feelin’ it right yet, not as much a ‘Down In New Orleans’ anyways. Still, here we got a tune from that new record, earlier versions they cut of a couple tunes on the record (the new I Saw The Light has Hank Jr on it) and just for good measure a couple of old classics ‘Honey In The Rock’ and ‘Marchin’ Up To Zion’ ‘cos like I says, it’s hard to know where to start and this is gospel, this is country, this is soul and it’s rock ‘n’ roll, can I get an Amen?

 Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You?

I Saw The Light

Oh Lord, Stand By Me

Honey In The Rock

Marchin’ Up To Zion

~ by Mumblin' Earl on June 5, 2011.

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