The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi / The Original Blind Boys of Mississippi

The Great Lost Blind Boys Album

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The Great Lost Blind Boys Album combines two original Vee-Jay albums from the late '50s, adding a handful of alternate takes, aborted takes and chatter to the mix. While those snippets distract from the music itself, that's not enough to stop the disc from being the definitive Five Blind Boys of Mississippi collection. All of the group's greatest numbers -- "My Robe Will Fit Me," "Jesus Love Me," "No Need to Cry," "Let's Have Church," and "Leave You in the Hands of the Lord," among many others -- are here in their best versions, making it essential listening for any gospel fan, or anyone who wants to know the roots of doo wop.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:47 Spotify
2 3:09 Spotify
3 2:27 Spotify
4 2:30
5 2:44 Spotify
6
2:27 Spotify
7
3:35 Spotify
8 3:36 Spotify
9 2:06 Spotify
10 3:12 Spotify
11
2:26 Spotify
12 2:54 Spotify
13 3:19 Spotify
14 2:46 Spotify
15 2:43 Spotify
16 2:33 Spotify
17 2:42 Spotify
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