Playlist: What’s The Blind Boys Of Alabama Listening To?

Nearly Home, the new album from The Blind Boys of Alabama, comes nearly 70 years following the Grammy-winning gospel quartet released their first single. The new collection contains tunes by Valerie June, North Mississippi Allstars, John Leventhal, Marc Cohn and others, focusing on the journies of the group’s   two surviving original members, including Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter.  

Carter could be coming 90, but that only gives him years of friends and collaborators to recommend with his playlist to USA TODAY readers.

A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke

Sam used to read stories that were Western on the bus once we toured together. This song is one of  the best of all time, both the writing and the singing.

I’m Hanging Up My Heart for You, Solomon Burke

We spent several nights on the street with Solomon. After we staged his album he consumed some fantastic sweet potato pie for us.

Hello Walls, Willie Nelson

This is only one of  Willie hit songs, from his first album. I like the melody; it’s country.

Bon Iver, Flume

I sang a Bob Dylan song with rsquo & Bon Iver;s Justin Vernon on the Record That He Made for the Blind Boys.

I enjoy this since his mother is referred to by it, and I was close to my mother.

Allen Toussaint, Southern Nights

Allen was one of  the fellows. I understand all about Southern nights and loved rsquo, Glen Campbell & ; s version of the song.


The Blind Boys  recorded a version of this song and became buddies with Lou. It.

Charlie Musselwhite, Christo Redemptor

This song, which Christ the Redeemer contrasts & & ldquo,” is a showcase for our amazing old buddy’s harmonica playing.

Mary, Don’t Aaron Neville, You Weep

We have toured and worked over the years times with Aaron. This is done in a gospel quartet style.  

Give a Man a House

Ben has been a fantastic friend of the Blind Boys. Deciding a song of his was challenging because I like a lot of. This is the tune of Ben’s I became conscious of, and it’s certainly one of his best.

Lord Protect My Child, Susan Tedeschi

Susan sings this Bob Dylan song with a great deal  of soul. I like her guitar playing, which I think is underrated.

That’s Why I Write Songs, Jamey Johnson

When he made our Take the High Road Jamey became a good friend. He’s a man that is down-to-earth. I really like his writing.

Let My Mother Live

Marc Cohn and John Leventhal wrote this song  off Home.

This one means a lot for mes centered on my entire life.

  • bob dylan live at bob dylan live at. … Performs Bob Dylan and the Band’s Basement Tapes Live At Joe’s Pub Dec 12, 2007. by Howard Fishman. Streaming. Listen with Unlimited.

  • Bob Dylan – LIVE & RARE – Home | Facebook

    Bob Dylan – LIVE & RARE. 6.3K likes. | https://

  • Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings Album Review …

    Dec 15, 2016 – Put on nearly any of the 36 discs in Bob Dylan’s The 1966 Live Recordings box set and it will probably be perfect. Capturing the songwriter at the crest of his magical ’60s peak and culminating with a series of exhilarating performances in Manchester, Paris, and London, the imposing block of music …

  • Bob Dylan – Live In Sydney 1966 (Vinyl) BOB DYLAN | JB Hi-Fi

    ‘Bob Dylan Live In Sydney 1966’ is the first time that Bob Dylan’s concert, recorded on April 13, 1966, and the at the Sydney Stadium, has been available as an.

  • Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Live 1975 (The Bootleg Series Volume 5 …

    Product Description. Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder tour was a gypsy caravan of sorts involving such friends as Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Joni Mitchell.

  • The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert …

    Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert is a two-disc live album by Bob Dylan, released in 1998. It is the second installment in the ongoing Bob Dylan Bootleg Series on Legacy Records. It was recorded at the Manchester Free Trade Hall during Dylan’s world tour in 1966, hence the quotation marks around the false …

  • Live 1961-2000 – Bob Dylan: Musik Dieses faszinierende Livealbum umfasst Bob Dylans einzigartige Karriere — von einem unbekannten Teenager in einem Hotelzimmer in Minneapolis bis hin zu dem knorrigen Veteranen, der zahllose Welttourneen hinter sich gebracht hat. Es ist eine gefällige — wenn auch eigenwillige — Zusammenstellung, die …