Gospel singers: The Blind Boys from Alabama

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  1. bruren777

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    Has anyone heard of them ? There are blind and they are from Alabama ? They are Gospel singers, they were on tv sometime ago. They sang " Amazing Grace" to the tune of "The House of The Rising Sun". This was popular song in the 60s & 70s, it was secular and the song was about a house of ill repute. I wasn't walking with the Lord then. I was surprised that they sang it. Since the lyrics were changed would that make it any better ? Anyone have any thoughts on this ?
     
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    I have heard of them, and they were here in Charlotte recently. Wish I could have seen them.
     
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    Love those guys.

    Have you heard "Atom Bomb", yet? It's one of their best albums.

    Singing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of other songs isn't anything new.

    I think my favorite is the one that we used to do to the tune of "Peaceful, Easy Feeling" or maybe the Hollies' "Bus Stop".

    If you liked them, also check out the Fairfield Four.

    The BBoA (not to be confused with any of the other dozen or so "Blind Boy" groups) is a little more pop oriented than the Fairfield Four, but you should still like them.


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    They are good if you ever get to see them don't miss them, they are good. :cool:

    In May my wife and I traveled to Oklahoma City. Her mother was living there and she fell and fractured her hip, she was 93, you probably know at that age a fractured hip is not good. Anyway my wife's brother lives there. The day we got there the Gaithers had a performance that evening. We've seen them on tv and we have some of their tapes and a CD. They were awesome, if you like Gospel music and get a chance to see them do go.
     
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    Love those guys.

    Have you heard "Atom Bomb", yet? It's one of their best albums.

    Singing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of other songs isn't anything new.

    I think my favorite is the one that we used to do to the tune of "Peaceful, Easy Feeling" or maybe the Hollies' "Bus Stop".

    If you liked them, also check out the Fairfield Four.

    The BBoA (not to be confused with any of the other dozen or so "Blind Boy" groups) is a little more pop oriented than the Fairfield Four, but you should still like them.


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    They're awesome! They performed at my cousin's church a few months ago. They're amazing! In fact, they sand Amazing Grace, and it was da bomb!
     
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    No pun intended??? ;)
     
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    Actually, no pun inteneded. I really wish I could have went to their concert.
     
  11. Joshua Rhodes

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    If you like the "Blind Boys," look into "Robert Randolph and the Family Band" as well... both are, what I would describe as, high-octane gospel. Excellent sounds! You can hear clips at their website.

    Official Web Site: http://www.robertrandolph.net

    Enjoy!

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    Dear Joshua,

    Thanks for the info on the Robert Randolph Family Band. I saw them on a show with Eric Clapton on PBS during one of their "plead-a-thons".

    What struck me about the band was the sound of Robert's steel guitar. It wasn't the usual country or Hawaiian sound. [​IMG]

    In Christ,

    Dale
     
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    Yeah Dale,

    I actually LIKE that sound!

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    Have any of you heard the new album Redemption Songs by Jars of Clay? They recorded two songs with them: "Nothing But The Blood" and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand."
     

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