Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

by Five Blind Boys of AlabamaFive Blind Boys of Alabama


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Here we go. Why can't record labels leave well enough alone? Here is the third Five Blind Boys of Alabama record on which the legendary Southern gospel quartet has to have celebrity guests collaborate with them in order to get played on National Public Radio. To make this one seem different than the last two -- and for the record, Higher Ground was a monster album, as the group was backed by Robert Randolph & the Family Band -- this one is a Christmas outing. Here, Solomon Burke lends his talents to "I Pray on Christmas" and Tom Waits on the title track, with Michael Franti stepping in for "The Little Drummer Boy," Chrissie Hynde and Richard Thompson "adding" to the traditional "In the Bleak Midwinter" (which makes sense since Danny Thompson is the bassist on this date). Other guests include Shelby Lynne, Les McCann, Aaron Neville, Robert Randolph and George Clinton (a ridiculous collaboration -- Randolph, a brilliant ambitious musician, doesn't need the fumbling Clinton for anything, especially to play with the Blind Boys), and Me'Shell NdegéOcello. And thank god for Mavis Staples, who adds dimension, depth, and texture to an already glorious sound. [Go Tell It on the Mountain was re-released in 2016 and added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2016
Label: Omnivore Recordings
UPC: 0816651014606
catalogNumber: 101460
Rank: 46079

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blind Boys of Alabama   Primary Artist,Vocals
Shelby Lynne   Vocals
Clarence Fountain   Vocals,Group Member
Solomon Burke   Vocals
Aaron Neville   Vocals
Duke Robillard   Guitar,Accompaniment
Richard Thompson   Guitar
McCann   Piano,Vocals
Bobby Butler   Group Member
George Clinton   Vocals
Michael Jerome   Drums,Accompaniment
Meshell Ndegeocello   Piano,Vocals
John Medeski   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Accompaniment
Mavis Staples   Vocals
Danny Thompson   Double Bass,Accompaniment
Caleb Butler   Guitar
Ricke McKinnie   Group Member
Joey Williams   Guitar,Group Member
Tracy Pierce   Bass,Group Member
Eric "Ricky" McKinnie   Drums
Jimmy Carter   Group Member
George Scott   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Harry Connick   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Greg Allen   Reissue Graphics
John Chelew   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Jimmy Hoyson   Engineer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Cheryl Pawelski   Reissue Producer
Robert Wells   Composer
Davin Seay   Liner Notes
Chris Goldsmith   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Marc Bessant   Graphic Design
Traditional   Composer
Blind Boys of Alabama   Arranger,Composer
Julie Gardner   Vocal Engineer
Bryan George   Licensing
Steve J. Sherman   Cover Photo
Jimmy Carter   Engineer

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