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Track Listing

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1Deep River (part one) (Steve Foster)1:01
2Don't Play with God (Clarence Fountain)5:21
3Reminiscing (Watson and Ellery)3:13
4God Said It (Kenneth Gamble)4:38
5Look Where He Brought Me From (Clarence Fountain)3:35
6Down on Bended Knees (Florence Jourdan)4:07
7I Believe in You (Bob Dylan)6:45
8I'm Getting Better All the Time (Major Robinson)6:58
9Brother Moses (Golden Gate Quartet)2:19
10Every Time I Feel the Spirit (Dr. Watts)2:53
11Just a Closer Walk with Thee (Roberta Martin)4:07
12I've Got the Love of Jesus (Watson and Ellery)4:04
13Deep River (part two) (Steve Foster)4:18

News & Reviews

  • Dr. John and Blind Boys of Alabama Kick Off "Spirituals to Funk" Tour

    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 and Blind Boys of Alabama to Launch "Spirituals to Funk" US Tour This Fall

    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.

About this Album

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.”

Credits

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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