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     The Five Blind Boys of Alabama

Formed: 1937 in Talladega, AL
Group Members: Clarence Fountain, Jimmy Carter, Rev. Paul Exkano, Johnny Fields, Rev. Sammy Lewis, Rev. Percell Perkins, George Scott, Olice Thomas, Rev. George W. Warren
Genres: Gospel
Styles: Traditional Gospel, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel

Evolving out of the Happyland Jubilee Singers, this traditional Black gospel quartet was formed in 1937 at the Talladega Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Alabama. By the '40s they became "The Blind Boys" and recorded for Specialty, Vee Jay, Savoy, Elektra, and other labels. Their first hit was "I Can See Everybody's Mother but Mine" in 1949. Current lineup: Joe Watson, Jimmy Carter, Sam & Bobby Butler, Curtis Foster, Johnny Fields, and Clarence Fountain. They appeared on Broadway in Gospel at Colonus, but gained much more fame during the late '90s and early '00s while recording for Peter Gabriel's Real World label a series of albums beginning with the collaboration-heavy Spirit of the Century. The group also appeared on Gabriel's 2002 album Up.

- Bil Carpenter (All Music Guide)

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 The Five Blind Boys of Alabama - 'Down In New Orleans' - 2008, Time Life
 The Five Blind Boys of Alabama - 'Higher Ground' - 2002, Real World

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