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Deep River
Five Blind Boys of Alabama
Deep River
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
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Christian music by the 5 blind boys of Alabama


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All Artists: Five Blind Boys of Alabama
Title: Deep River
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nonesuch
Original Release Date: 11/10/1992
Release Date: 11/10/1992
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Urban & Contemporary, Traditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596144124, 075596144148, 603497105762


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Christian music by the 5 blind boys of Alabama

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Can I get a witness!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1992's "Deep River" was a watershed of sorts for the Blind Boys; the support of a major label, terrific keyboards and production from legendary Stax sessionman Booker T. Jones, fine bass playing from James Jamerson Jr. (yes, son of the famed Motown session bassist of the '60s), and top-drawer material from Bob Dylan and others. At the end of the day, though, it's the Blind Boys themselves who deliver the goods, making "Deep River" one of the finest gospel albums of the '90s. Make no mistake--this isn't contemporary Christian pop in any way, shape, or form. "Deep River" is hardcore southern gospel of the old school: lots of shoutin', lots of testifyin', an in-the-pocket rhythm section, those deep, soulful harmonies, and the unbelievable power of lead vocalist Clarence Fountain; imitated by many and matched by none. I've had the album since it was released and it's one a short list of albums that I always reach for when I'm down, particular favorites being "God Said It," "Down On Bended Knee," "I'm Getting Better All the Time," and the version of that old staple "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." From start to finish "Deep River" will move the feet and feed the soul of even the most hardened agnostic."
Blind Boys and Booker T rock on Gospel CD!
suptmason | THE GOSPEL CAPITAL - CHICAGO, IL | 11/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a "johnny come lately" when itcomes to the Blind Boys. They'vebeen singing longer than I've been alive. I went to see a concert withThe Mighty Clouds of Joy. They justhappened to be the opening act, so I thought. But then the Clouds who were top billed came out to open.After a brief intermission those Blind Boys came out and shook the place. I've been a big fan every since. The next day I called a friend at WEA and had a copy of this CD sent overnight! Although itis a studio project it is their best and by far closest to the live experience. Produced by Booker T of"Green Onions" fame."
Lord have moicy!
suptmason | 12/14/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Five Blind Boys "wrecked the house" during a concert in Melbourne a few years back with a song called "Look Where He Brought Me From". It was an amazing experience that left the most secular audience members shouting "Hallelujah!" from the back stalls.This song alone warrants a five star rating for Deep River. Throw in the catchy "Brother Moses", the soul n' roll of "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" and the bluesy "Reminiscing" and you've got one of the best Blind Boys' releases for a good number of years.Nothing else picks me up and leaves me up there like Deep River. They asked for a witness, now they've got one."