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July 5, 2011 Whether young or old, blind or sighted, these gospel greats craft an impeccable mix of polished blues, swinging soul and from-the-gut expressions of faith.
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November 27, 2007 Clarence Fountain and his legendary gospel group have won four Grammy Awards in as many years. In this program, the first in NPR's new "Discoveries at Disney Hall" series, they present their own take on Christmas classics, along with some gospel favorites like "I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord."
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March 16, 2005 Legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing for more than 60 years. NPR's Farai Chideya talks with the members about their new CD Atom Bomb.
November 30, 2003 Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton presents his annual holiday gift guide, with the latest edition of "Director's Cuts." Suggestions include the Blind Boys of Alabama (left), whose new CD, Go Tell It On the Mountain, features vocals by Tom Wait, Chrissie Hynde and others.
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December 25, 2002 Tavis Smiley interviews Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter, two of the Blind Boys of Alabama, about their CD Higher Ground.
September 1, 2002 The Blind Boys of Alabama's new album Higher Ground features the singing group working with a full band and covering popular tunes flavored with their distinctive gospel style. On Weekend Edition Sunday, a talk with founding member Clarence Fountain.
August 26, 2002 Tavis Smiley speaks to Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama about their long history with gospel and how they create spiritual music that touches the masses.
July 19, 2001 The Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing gospel for more than 60 years. But with their new CD, the group puts a reverent spin on some blues standards. NPR's David D'Arcy reports that the Blind Boys can turn just about any song into a gospel song — as long as the words are sacred.
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