Higher Ground - The Blind Boys of Alabama
Track Listing
  1. People Get Ready
  2. Spirit in the Dark
  3. Wade in the Water
  4. Stand by Me
  5. The Cross
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  1. People Get Ready
  2. Spirit in the Dark
  3. Wade in the Water
  4. Stand by Me
  5. The Cross
  6. Many Rivers to Cross
  7. Higher Ground
  8. Freedom Road
  9. I May Not Can See
  10. You and Your Folks/23rd Psalm
  11. I Shall Not Walk Alone
  12. Precious Lord
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The temptation to take on the misguided academic purists in this review is almost overwhelming. Believe it or not, there are those who feel that a group of the stature and vision of the Blind Boys of Alabama -- co-founded over 60 years ago by members Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter, and George Scott, and filled out by Joey Williams, Ricky McKinnie, and Bobby Butler -- shouldn't, in essence, engage, let alone record, music from genres other than gospel and spirituals, i.e., pop music. Suffice to say: who better? Give up ...

Higher Ground 2008, Real World Records

UPC: 884108010624

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Higher Ground 2002, RealWorld/CEMA

UPC: 724381279328

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