Go Tell It on the Mountain Import
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Top Customer Reviews
"Last Month of the Year" resounds profoundly as the CD gets under way, and from there, the music just gets more and more awe-inspiring. Tom Waits joins the Boys for the title track, and you'll never listen to this song again without remembering this take on it. The great Solomon Burke steps away from his ministry in Philadelphia to essay "Prayer on Christmas" and the marraige of his voice with the Boys is one made in heaven itself. Chrissie Hynde delivers "Bleak Midwinter" with just the right sense of loss before redemption. Mavis Staples sweeps all before her with "Born in Bethlehem."
In one of the most unexpected pairings you'll ever hear, the Boys enlist George Clinton for "Away in the Manger" and it is absolutely the right touch. The entire album has been put together with such incredible care that you are moved by its spirituality as well as in awe of its sheer conception and power. When it all comes to a profoundly reverential close in "Silent Night", you'll feel even the Pope couldn't get his close to God.
You'll return to this disc often, and not just at Christmas. The Blind Boys of Aalabama have a vision of what Music cand be and can do. God Bless them with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Blind Boys of Alabama started their singing group in 1939 at the Alabama Institute of the Negro Blind. They had sung for 35 years before they became known outside of the South. In the 1990's one of their gospel songs caught on and from then on they have been on the cutting edge of gospel. Now,most of the Blind Boys are in their 70's and singing strong and loud with Praise from the Lord. Hallelujah!!
This CD is #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart, and it is no surprise. Most of the songs are well known except for "I Pray On Christmas" Solomon Burke is the guest soloist on this song, and will have you bopping in the aisle. The mix of his fabulous voice with the Blind Boys marks the tune.
The Best is, of course, "Go Tell It On The Mountain" with soloist, Tom Waits. Tom Waits is a favorite of mine, and he and the Blind Boys 'get it on down'. My head is bopping and fingers snapping as I listen to it and scribe these words.
Michael Franti sings "Little Drummer Boy" with the best dum, dum dum,dum,da, da ,da, dum I can remember. The Blind Boys fill in with supreme tenderness.
"In The Bleak Midwinter" with Chrissie Hynde and Richard Thompson
brings back memories of Olde England. Great voice that Chrissie.
Aaron Neville sings the joy right into "Joy To The World" as only Aaron can. A superb rendition of the South.
"The Christmas Song" with Shelby Lynne and Clarence Fountain is as good as the original. A unique arrangement that has me singing with them.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The Blind Boys of Alabama have been recording for more than 60 years, and only now have gotten around to recording a holiday CD. The result? Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by Alan W. Petrucelli
I think the group is very special and unique.You all turned what could have been a bad sittuation and made into a postive experince. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2003 by Sekayia Matthews
This is perhaps the best collection of Christmas-related material that I have heard in the last twenty years! I was hooked from the very first track. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Scrappy Lambert
There's only one good track on this CD with Mavis Staples. Buy it for that. The rest sucksPublished on Dec 20 2003 by Johnny Zhivago
What a wonderful expression of joy and celebration! The Blind Boys only Christmas CD expresses as only they can the soulful renderings of Christ's birth! Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003
This was a major disappointment. Obviously they put the first take of every song on the disk. I've followed this group over the years, and it's obvious that they're not trying very... Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003
I'm listening to this as I type. This is great Southern Gospel type of music. These Christmas songs have been reworked to have some real oomph. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Amazon Customer