Duets

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Blind Boys of Alabama, who originally met and formed back in 1939 at the Alabama School for the Negro Deaf and Blind in Talladega, AL, have had an amazing seven-decade career, one that has seen them release their own brand of gospel on every possible medium the history of recording has to offer, from 78s and LPs to eight-track tapes, cassettes, and CDs, and the consistency of their sound and approach through all of this makes them a venerable national treasure. Always, in all of their configurations, a gospel group, the Blind Boys have still done a fair amount of secular material, often as vocal guests on other artists' projects, and this delightful 14-track ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Blind Boys of Alabama, who originally met and formed back in 1939 at the Alabama School for the Negro Deaf and Blind in Talladega, AL, have had an amazing seven-decade career, one that has seen them release their own brand of gospel on every possible medium the history of recording has to offer, from 78s and LPs to eight-track tapes, cassettes, and CDs, and the consistency of their sound and approach through all of this makes them a venerable national treasure. Always, in all of their configurations, a gospel group, the Blind Boys have still done a fair amount of secular material, often as vocal guests on other artists' projects, and this delightful 14-track compilation assembles some of those. It's a surprisingly varied set, ranging from rock and light reggae to country, Western swing, and blues, and finds the Blind Boys backing up Ben Harper (the wonderful "Take My Hand"), Solomon Burke (the striking "None of Us Are Free"), Timothy B. Schmit (the beautiful ballad "Secular Praise"), and on previously unreleased tracks with Toots Hibbert ("Perfect Peace"), John Hammond ("One Kind Favor"), and Lou Reed (the chilling, anguished "Jesus," one of the best recordings Reed has done in years). This isn't a duets album in the normal sense, since the Blind Boys are present on these sides mostly as background vocal support, but once they enter the song's arrangement, everything invariably gets lifted to a new plane, and while the results may not technically be gospel, one would be hard put to call it anything else.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583317725
  • Catalog Number: 24962
  • Sales rank: 90,592

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Five Blind Boys of Alabama Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Charlie Musselwhite Composer
Bonnie Raitt Producer
Lou Reed Composer
Brenda Russell Composer
Joe Henry Producer
Barry Mann Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Ray Benson Producer
John Chelew Arranger, Producer
Ben Harper Producer, Liner Notes
Toots Hibbert Composer
Kyle Lehning Producer
Fred Rose Composer
Ben Sandmel Liner Notes
Timothy B. Schmit Composer, Producer
Peter Schwartz Producer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Jars of Clay Composer, Producer
Dan Zanes Arranger, Producer
Robert Lowry Composer
Chris Goldsmith Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
Mike Jason Executive Producer
Larry Lachmann Mastering
Bridget Bauer Producer
Mitch Dane Producer
Olivia Kim Editorial Research
Charles Driebe Producer, Executive Producer
John F. Hammond Arranger
Sam Seifert Producer
Dan Skarbek Producer
David Burroughs Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A joyful listen.

    Lyrics and surprising rhythms and harmonies make this a delight for fans of the Blind Boys of Alabama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Duets #1 on my holiday gift list

    I find a new 'favorite song' everytime I listen to Duets. This CD is the perfect gift for the holiday season!

    The evocative Duets CD is a rewarding mixture of superb contemporary musical artists. The diverse sampling of songs on Duets is amazing - "Jesus" with Lou Reed and "Perfect Peace" with Toots Hibbert are truly exceptional pairings. The Blind Boys continue to amaze me with their talent and creativity on this new compilation.

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