A Boy From Alabama

A Boy From Alabama

omewhere around the age of ten or eleven years old, we lived in Palos, AL, in one of the old original houses built to house coal miners working at the Number 3 Mine that had exploded in 1910. The year was 1938, give or take a year or so ...

Author: Jim Youngblood

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781682130100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

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Even though I am 86 years young, I still remember distinctly my early childhood and consider myself, “A Boy from Alabama”. The topographical layout of the mining area in Alabama with the creeks and rivers made conditions perfect for my passion to explore nature and all it afforded me. People were honest, hardworking, and willing to help others. I am proud of my childhood in Alabama and visit my area of upbringing whenever possible.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Jet

Jet

CENSUS George Scott, Co-Founder And Baritone Member Of Blind Boys Of Alabama Gospel Group, Dies At 75 George Lewis Scott, a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama, recently died of ...

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70 and Beyond

70 and Beyond

CLARENCE FOUNTAIN AND THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA ACCOLADES GRAMMY AWARDS The Blind Boys of Alabama Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) There Will Be A Light Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album (2004) ...

Author: Annè DuBois

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468596069

Category: Music

Page: 52

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This rare and unique e-Book documents four generations of DuBose’s. The major personalities that begin this journey of talent and destiny fulfillment are two dynamic brothers who are now living in their golden years of 70 and Beyond. Clifford and Jonathan "Papa Joe" DuBose, both grew up in the back hills of Montevallo, Alabama. Both like many boys played games and ball in the streets during the week and sing the songs of Zion in church on Sunday. But little did either of them know that there natural born gifts would bring them or their offspring before the worlds stage in various national or international forums. This publishing is about establishing traditions to be passed down to the many generations to come. And lastly, honoring those who we connected with that joined the movement of music by giving your time and life to promoting soul/quartet music.For current accounts of the evolution visit 70 and Beyond Video & Audio Blog. 70 and Beyond Moving Forward
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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

In the early 90s the group, now led by Fountain, Scott and Carter, rechristened themselves the Blind Boys Of Alabama. In 1995, they became the first to be signed to the new House Of Blues gospel label, for whom they recorded I Brought ...

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.
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Encyclopedia of African American Music 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of African American Music  3 volumes

He advertised the event as the ''Five Blind Boys of Mississippi versus the Five Blind Boys of Alabama,'' and it was hugely successful, leading to a change in the group's name. For several years, the two groups appeared regularly in this ...

Author: Tammy Kernodle

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342004

Category: Music

Page: 1116

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African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others. Offering balanced representation of key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached, this indispensable reference illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history. Editors Price, Kernodle, and Maxile provide balanced representation of various individuals, groups and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and perspectives. Also highlighted are the major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues that have had a tremendous impact on the development and preservation of African American music. Among the featured: Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, and more. With a broad scope, substantial entries, current coverage, and special attention to historical, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed specifically for high school and undergraduate students. Academic and public libraries will treasure this resource as an incomparable guide to our nation's African American heritage.
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People Get Ready

People Get Ready

Higher Ground Blind Boys of Alabama . Real World Records 7243 8 50918 2 7 1948-1951 Five Blind Boys of Alabama Flyright Records Oh Lord , Stand by Me The Blind Boys of Alabama Specialty Records SP 2123 Spirit of the Century Blind Boys ...

Author: Bob Darden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826414362

Category: Music

Page: 456

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From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to contemporary gospel, "People Get Ready!" provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of this musical genre.
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The Blues Encyclopedia

The Blues Encyclopedia

To appreciate the evolution of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama as a musical group, one needs to understand the evolving nature of African American gospel music itself. Although tied to nineteenth-century church spirituals, ...

Author: Edward Komara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135958312

Category: Music

Page: 1200

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The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.
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Encyclopedia of the Blues

Encyclopedia of the Blues

To appreciate the evolution of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama as a musical group, one needs to understand the evolving nature of African American gospel music itself. Although tied to nineteenth-century church spirituals, ...

Author: Edward M. Komara

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415926997

Category: Music

Page: 1274

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This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the Blues website.
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Dream Boogie

Dream Boogie

For the time being, then, things remained pretty much as they were, with the recently signed Five Blind Boys of Alabama, whom J.W. had recommended off a strong showing at a Detroit program the previous year, getting the lion's share of ...

Author: Peter Guralnick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349141534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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One of the most influential African American singers/songwriters in the late 1950s, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes - the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. In Dream Boogie, bestselling author Peter Guralnick captures Sam Cooke's remarkable accomplishment and chronicles his moving and important story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but that.
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Holy Blues

Holy Blues

Another picture-book story is that of the Blind Boys of Alabama, perhaps the best-known gospel singing group in Switzerland (they performed at the international Blues Festival in Basel on 11 April 2018). The incredible story began in ...

Author: Richard Koechli

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783347627529

Category: Religion

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How African American Christian music influenced Western cultural history and forever changed the world of song. What do blues, jazz, soul, R&B, rock‘n‘roll, folk, country, rock, pop and hip hop have in common? Their origin, their fire! Holy Blues (Gospel Blues) is the source of all the roots music we love. The history of gospel music is 400 years old; its spirit even much older, and without it we simply would not be able to be enchanted by soulful music today. Reason enough to trace this good spirit, Holy Spirit. The award-winning Swiss musician and book author Richard Koechli embarks on an adventurous journey through American cultural history and shows with countless concrete examples how high the influence of faith on the music and its producers has been throughout the centuries, how decisive and mysterious the divine dimension shapes the music at every moment. Koechli does this in a double package: as a book author with a soul stirring history trip, and as a blues artist with very personal interpretations of timeless Holy Blues songs (free download).
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