Blind Boys Of Alabama, The / Down In New Orleans
Album: Down In New Orleans   Collection:Blues
Artist:Blind Boys Of Alabama, The   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Time Life  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-04-06 Pull Date: 2008-06-08 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25 May 18 May 11 May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 11, 2008: Monday Lunch Special
Down By The Riverside
4. May 23, 2008: No Cover, No Minimum
Free at Last
2. Jun 03, 2008: Deep Fried & Sanctified
Across The Bridge
5. May 20, 2008: Deep Fried & Sanctified
Uncloudy Day
3. May 27, 2008: Deep Fried and Sanctified
I'll Fly Away
6. May 17, 2008: blues with a feelin'
How I Got Over

Album Review
Andrea L
Reviewed 2008-04-27
Blind Boys of Alabama/Down in New Orleans
Direct Holdings 2008 Review: Andrea
Classic Gospel with a New Orleans tinge. The venerable Blind Boys of Alabama are legendary in the Gospel world for both their staying power and their willingness to be open to new ideas. Here they are backed by Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, venerable NOLA institutions in their own rights.
1) 3:33 Midtempo civil rights tune second line funk.
2) 3:19 Midtempo cover of an Earl King song.
3) 5:03 *** Slow cover of the Mahalia Jackson classic. Great cover…
4) 3:35 **Uptempo, the tuba on this is amazing…fascinating cover of this classic, almost pure Dixie.
5) 3:42 Midtempo great bouncy cover of this country gospel classic from Jim Reeves.
6) 3:49 ****Slow, almost a New Orleans march style version, great crazy nola vocals…love them.
7) 3:52 Uptempo bouncy straight ahead version of this great peace song. Pretty piano outro.
8) 2:29 **Great slow blues version of this great Marion Williams song and a wonderful addition to this New Orleans tribute CD. Amazing Allen Toussaint on piano.
9) 2:55 ** Midtempo NOW this is New Orleans brass band music…
10) 3:31 Slow pretty prayer song.
11) 2:52 **z8 Uptempo classic BBofA 4 part harmony with the leads switching with the prevailing melody.
12) 4:27 **Great slow version of this gospel classic “laissez les bon temps roulez”

Track Listing
1. Free At Lastt   7. Down By The Riverside
2. Make A Better World   8. If I Could Help Somebody
3. How I Got Over   9. Uncloudy Day
4. You Got To Move   10. A Prayer
5. Across The Bridge   11. I've Got A Home
6. You Better Mind   12. I'll Fly Away