(1993) The Sermon

The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama

... read moreA treasure trove of previously unreleased material, this brings together 25 new tracks, all recorded between 1953 and 1957. Only two songs, "Heaven on My Mind" and "I'm Going Through," were ever released in any form, but the quality of the material is certainly as high as any of their early sides...

01:10′:07″ 27 Songs

1
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
The Sermon (Take 2)
3:04
2
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
All The Way (Take 1)
4:01
3
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
I'll Fly Away (Album Version)
2:11
4
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Without The Help Of Jesus (Album Version)
2:34
5
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
I'm On The Battlefield (Take 1)
2:46
6
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Heavenly Light (Take 2)
2:39
7
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Sit Down Servant (Album Version)
2:22
8
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Standing By The Bedside (Album Version)
2:49
9
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
When I Need Him Most (Take 3)
3:15
10
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Precious Lord (Album Version)
2:40
11
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
This May Be The Last Time (Take 1)
2:31
12
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Our Fathers' Praying Ground (Take 1)
2:26
13
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Marching Up To Zion (Take 4)
1:58
14
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
God's Promise (Take 3)
2:23
15
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
You Got To Move (Take 3)
2:17
16
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Old Time Religion (Take 1)
2:21
17
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Does Jesus Care (Take 3)
2:43
18
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Swingin' On The Golden Gate (Take 3)
2:01
19
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
I Cried (Take 1)
2:25
20
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Hallelujah (Take 3)
2:25
21
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Golden Bells (Album Version)
2:46
22
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Heaven On My Mind (45 Version)
2:34
23
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
I'm Going Through (45 Version)
2:20
24
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
Fix It Jesus (Take 1)
2:12
25
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
I've Been Born Again (Take 6)
2:50
26
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
When Death Comes (Demo)
3:03
27
The Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
In The Garden (Take 4)
2:31
Released 01 January 1993, ℗ 1993 Specialty Records, Inc.

Review

A treasure trove of previously unreleased material, this brings together 25 new tracks, all recorded between 1953 and 1957. Only two songs, "Heaven on My Mind" and "I'm Going Through," were ever released in any form, but the quality of the material is certainly as high as any of their early sides. Here's one of gospel's greatest groups, singing their hearts out in their absolute prime. ~ Cub Koda