Take the High Road, by Blind Boys of Alabama

July 25, 2011

With roots stretching back seven decades, the Blind Boys of Alabama  still chug along, aided here by a host of country luminaries, including Vince Gill ("Can You Give Me a Drink?") and the Oak Ridge Boys ("Take the High Road," which pairs majestic vocals with laid-back twang). It's hard to imagine a more delicious mix than the lean Dobro slide guitar and Sunday morning call-and-response vocals that fuel the remake of Muddy Waters's "Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You."

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