Blind Boys Of Alabama :: Take The High Road


De Blind Boys Of Alabama bestaan inmiddels zeventig jaar en dat wordt op passende wijze gevierd. Op de Take The High Road krijgt de beste gospelgroep aller tijden hulp van onder anderen Vince Gill, Willie Nelson en Lee Ann Womack en dat levert een unieke en zeer aanstekelijke country en gospel combi op. Als ze met de hulp van Hank Williams Jr. I Saw The Light van Hank Sr. laten swingen als nooit tevoren dan weet je dat Take The High Road een memorabele CD is. 

This record follows in the renowned Blind Boys tradition of reaching across musical boundaries to collaborate with other artists (from Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed to Anthony Hamilton, Ben Harper and Third Day) to create music that is appreciated as heart-warming, innovative, and inspirational by people from all walks of life.

The result is a remarkable album, which mines the profound connections between traditional country and gospel music. The amazing spirit and soul of the Blind Boys is celebrated through the songs, some time-tested like Hank Jr.’s energetic re-working of his father’s “I Saw the Light,” and some more recent chestnuts like Danny Flower’s underground classic “I Was a Burden.” Recorded live in just a few days at Ben Folds’ Javelina Studio, the album has the soulful feel of an old-school country classic. In fact, the word got out during the session that something special was going on at the old RCA soundstage, and guests like George Jones, Bill Anderson, and Bobby Bare dropped by just to observe the proceedings. All of them were visibly touched by what they experienced.


Track listing
1.  Take The High Road (featuring The Oak Ridge Boys)
2.  Jesus, Hold My Hand
3.  Have Thine Own Way, Lord (featuring Jamey Johnson) 
4.  I Was A Burden (featuring Lee Ann Womack)
5.  Can You Give Me A Drink? (featuring Vince Gill) 
6.  Family Bible (featuring Willie Nelson)
7.  Jesus Built A Bridge To Heaven
8.  I Know A Place
9.  Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You 
10. Lead Me Home
11. Stand By Me
12. I Saw The Light (featuring Hank Williams, Jr.)
13. The Last Mile Of The Way 




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