Cat. No. 2377. THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA ~ THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA; 1948-1951. ACROBAT ACMCD4204. (IMPORT).

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Cat. No. 2377. THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA ~ THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA; 1948-1951. ACROBAT ACMCD4204. (IMPORT).

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THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA WERE SPAWNED OUT OF THE TALLADEGA INSTITUTE FOR NEGRO DEAF AND BLIND EAST OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. INITIALLY CALLED THE GLEE CLUB CHORUS THE GROUP INCLUDED THE NINE-YEAR OLD CLARENCE FOUNTAIN WHO AT THAT AGE POSSESSED A STRONG, PASSIONATE SET OF VOCAL CHORDS. THEY LATER BECAME THE HAPPY LAND JUBILEE SINGERS. IN 1944 THE GROUP OBTAINED WORK ON WSGN, BIRMINGHAM AND THEIR REPERTOIRE WAS SUCH THAT THEY HAD INCLUDED OLD FOLK MELODIES AND SPIRITUALS THAT APPEALED TO THE WHITE CHRISTIAN CHURCH-GOERS. IN 1948 THE GROUP RECORDED 6 TRACKS FOR THE COLEMAN LABEL AND IN 1950 RECORDED FOR THE NEW GOSPEL LABEL AS THE BLIND BOYS FROM ALABAMA. LATER IN NOVEMBER 1953 THEY SIGNED WITH SPECIALTY RECORDS WITH WHOM THEY RECORDED THEIR MOST GLORIOUS MOMENTS.

TRACK LISTING: Jesus Love Devine / See Everybody’s Mother But Mine / What Manner Of Man Is This / What More Can Jesus Do / Don’t Wonder About Him / I Want My Crown / By And By / I’ve An Interest Over There / Living On Mother’s Prayer / Right To The Tree Of Life / Anyhow / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Death Has Taken Mother Home / Honey In The Rock / In The Vineyard / Power Of The Lord / Jesus Won’t Deny Me / Mother’s Song / All The Days Of My Life / Blessed Be The Name / All I Have Is Gone / Gonna Have A Good Time / Good Religion / No More Tears, No More Dying / Come Over Here / Since Mother’s Been Gone / Canaan Land / Leave Your Burdens There.

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