New Releases For May 13, 2016

The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Higher Ground (Expanded Reissue)

The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Higher Ground (Expanded Reissue)

Once again helmed by producers John Chelew and Chris Goldsmith, Higher Ground picked up where Spirit Of The Century had led, and moved even higher. Backed by Robert Randolph and the Family Band (with guest appearances from Ben Harper), new arrangements of traditional hymns were joined by songs from Harper, Curtis Mayfield, Funkadelic, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff, Prince and the classic title track by Stevie Wonder. The outcome was rewarded by the Blind Boy’s second consecutive Grammy for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album. It includes seven live performances of album tracks recorded for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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FEATURED TRACK

"The Cross"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. People Get Ready
  2. 2. Spirit In The Dark
  3. 3. Wade In The Water
  4. 4. Stand By Me
  5. 5. The Cross
  6. 6. Many Rivers To Cross
  7. 7. Higher Ground
  8. 8. Freedom Road
  9. 9. I May Not Can See
  10. 10. You And Your Folks/23rd Psalm
  11. 11. I Shall Not Walk Alone
  12. 12. Precious Lord
  13. Previously Unissued Bonus Tracks Recorded Live On Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW (2002)
  14. 13. Run For A Long Time
  15. 14. My Lord What A Morning
  16. 15. Freedom Road
  17. 16. Higher Ground
  18. 17. People Get Ready
  19. 18. Wade In The Water
  20. 19. Amazing Grace

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Mar 22
    Boston, MA, US The Blind Boys of Alabama with Amy Black at City Winery
  • Mar 23
    Poughkeepsie, NY, US The Blind Boys of Alabama at Poughkeepsie Day School
  • Mar 24
    Washington, DC, US The Blind Boys of Alabama with Amy Black at City Winery DC
  • Jun 02
    Myrtle Beach, SC, US The Blind Boys of Alabama at The Carolina Opry Theater
  • Jun 11
    Huntington, NY, US The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Shemekia Copeland at Paramount Theatre
  • Jun 14
    Staten Island, NY, US The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn, and The Blind Boys of Alabama at St. George Theatre
  • Jun 25
    Rochester, NY, US The Blind Boys of Alabama and Marc Cohn at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Jun 27
    Laytonville, CA, US Kate Wolf Music Festival 2019
  • Jul 06
    Kongsberg, Norway Amadou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama at Kongsberg Jazz Festival
  • Jul 11
    Trencin, Slovakia Pohoda Festival 2019
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