Higher Ground


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The Blind Boys of Alabama started singing together way back in 1939. A mere 6+ decades later, the legendary gospel group recorded this Grammy-winning album for Peter Gabriel's Real World Records, their second of three Grammy winning albums for the label.Showing no sign of coming off the gas in their autumn years, Higher Ground is a gutsy, impassioned offering, shot through with gospel fervour and soulful intensity. On this perennial favorite, the Blind Boys are aided in their crusade by Robert Randolph's blowtorch pedal steel guitar (along with the artistry of his Family Band), while additional flavour is provided by that immaculate troubadour Ben Harper. For over 60 years, the Blind Boys of Alabama have traversed "higher ground" together. Since forming their group at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939, they have kept alive the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel music.

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