Blind Boys of Alabama – Take the High Road Saguaro Road 26393-D (2011)
So, The Blind Boys (of Alabama) have been offering a pretty steady number of new albums, despite members being quite advanced in age. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to note that these recent albums have made liberal use of marketing gimmicks. An album of pop covers–check! Christmas album with guest spots–check! An album recorded in New Orleans with brass bands–check! So, here they’re at it again, this time it’s all about guest spots. Those kinds of albums are usually quite dull, and this one is too.