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How Sweet the Sound–The Blind Boys of Alabama

Gospel greats The Blind Boys of Alabama have an amazing career—since meeting at a Talladega institute for the blind in the 1930s and creating a band, they have toured continuously, amassing five Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. They soared through the golden era of gospel in the 1950s, experienced difficult times when rock ’n roll took over, and resurged with the Broadway hit The Gospel at Colonus. Now as the group enters its seventh decade, they are as artistically vital as ever, collaborating with musicians like Peter Gabriel, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper, and others. Leslie McCleave follows their remarkable story over ten years on the road and in the studio, emerging with a rousing portrait of these gospel legends.

Genres: Americana, Music, Documentary