Pop music spotlight: Blind Boys of Alabama

  • Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 8, 2012 - 1:55 PM
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The Blind Boys of Alabama

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BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

Monday-Tuesday: For their 2003 Christmas album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," the Blind Boys of Alabama invited an odd-lot parade of guests, including George Clinton, Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, Michael Franti, Chrissie Hynde and Mavis Staples. Although it was part of a trend for the Blind Boys to boost sales by collaborating with household names, the guests weren't really necessary. If there's any harmonizing group that knows how to celebrate "Silent Night," "White Christmas" and other yule favorites, it's the roof-raising Jimmy Carter and the Blind Boys. (7 p.m. Mon.-Tue. $45. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010.)

 

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