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  • Dr. John hits the road with a four-piece band and The Blind Boys of Alabama for the Spirituals to Funk tour, starting tonight in California. Based on the legendary Carnegie Hall Spirituals to Swing concerts of the 1930s, Spirituals to Funk features an integrated show that explores the connections between jazz, blues, and gospel, all under Dr. John's musical direction. "Musical pairings don’t come much more inspired," says the San Diego Union-Tribune. The tour will visit 30 cities and towns in 14 states across the US.

  • Dr. John, who spent the spring and summer on tour following the release of his acclaimed new album, Locked Down, is set to hit the road again this fall, this time with a four-piece band and The Blind Boys of Alabama for the Spirituals to Funk tour. Based on the legendary Carnegie Hall Spirituals to Swing concerts of the 1930s, Spirituals to Funk features an integrated show that explores the connections between jazz, blues, and gospel, all under Dr. John's musical direction. The tour will visit 30 cities and towns in 14 states across the US, from October 10 to November 18.

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    The five-time Grammy Award–winning Blind Boys of Alabama have been active since 1939, when the group met at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. The Los Angeles Times likened the album to "a great gospel performance," with its "slow and medium tempo devotionals” and “roof-rattling rave-ups.”

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    MUSICIANS
    The Five Blind Boys of Alabama: George Scott, Jimmy Carter, Johnny Fields, Bobby Butler, Clarence Fountain, and Curtis Foster
    with
    Ndugu Chancler, drums
    Eric Gale, guitar
    Jerry Peters, piano
    Booker T. Jones, organ
    James Jameson Jr., bass
    Brenda King, tambourine (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Booker T. Jones
    Recorded June 8-15, 1992 at Record I Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Mixed at Record I Studios
    Engineered by Pat McCarthy
    Assistant Engineer: Daniel Bosworth
    Mastered by Greg Calibi at Sterling Sound, NYC

    Cover photograph by Mchael P. Smith

    Executive Producers: Kevin Morrow and Steve Ralbovsky

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Artist Name: 
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Release Date: 
Friday, November 6, 1992 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The five-time Grammy Award–winning Blind Boys of Alabama have been active since 1939, when the group met at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. The Los Angeles Times likened the album to "a great gospel performance," with its "slow and medium tempo devotionals” and “roof-rattling rave-ups.”

Description: 

The five-time Grammy Award–winning Blind Boys of Alabama have been active since 1939, when the group met at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. The Los Angeles Times likened the album to "a great gospel performance," with its "slow and medium tempo devotionals” and “roof-rattling rave-ups.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Booker T. Jones
Recorded June 8-15, 1992 at Record I Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA
Mixed at Record I Studios
Engineered by Pat McCarthy
Assistant Engineer: Daniel Bosworth
Mastered by Greg Calibi at Sterling Sound, NYC

Cover photograph by Mchael P. Smith

Executive Producers: Kevin Morrow and Steve Ralbovsky

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

61441

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
ns_album_artistid: 
37
ns_album_id: 
82
ns_album_releasedate: 
Sunday, November 1, 1992 - 05:00
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0
ns_genre_2: 
0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075596144124BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497105762
Price: 
8.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
The Five Blind Boys of Alabama: George Scott, Jimmy Carter, Johnny Fields, Bobby Butler, Clarence Fountain, and Curtis Foster
with
Ndugu Chancler, drums
Eric Gale, guitar
Jerry Peters, piano
Booker T. Jones, organ
James Jameson Jr., bass
Brenda King, tambourine (9)

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