Blind Boys Of Alabama Reaffirm A Lifelong Commitment To Spreading Love On “Work Until My Days Are Done”

Blind Boys Of Alabama

Blind Boys of Alabama have shared "Work Until My Days Are Done," which finds the five-time GRAMMY winners shifting between heart-wrenching doo-wop and a raucous, rafter-raising second half; recalling the group's rich history "epitomizing a livelier breed of gospel" (New York Times).

While the Blind Boys make this standard their own, the themes of "Work Until My Days Are Done" perfectly suit the group's long-held mission statement: "as long as everybody gives all that they have to give and we sing songs that touch the heart, we'll live on forever." That belief has taken on even deeper meaning recently, as they've reckoned with the loss of two of their own - Paul Beasley and Benjamin Moore - and they'll release their first album in six years Echoes Of The South (Single Lock Records) on September 8 in their honor.

"We lost two great champions in Ben and Paul," reflects 91-year-old group leader Jimmy Carter. "But I know they would want the Blind Boys to keep on going."

Both the new album and song were co-produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, John Prine), Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes, Jason Isbell) and Charles Driebe. Echoes Of The South marks the first album that the Blind Boys of Alabama have ever fully made in their home state - a homecoming for the ages. The album's title takes its name from a Birmingham radio show that the Blind Boys grew up idolizing - tuning into groups like the Golden Gate Quartet each afternoon - before they eventually became guests on the show themselves.

The tracklist is similarly rooted in coming home, drawing from the music that's most inspired them over their careers: long-lost gospel classics, traditional spirituals and timeless R&B/soul cuts made famous by artists like Pops Staples and Curtis Mayfield. Even the album's cover features braille for the first time; among the personal touches that establish Echoes Of The South as a "homecoming" in so many senses of the word. 


1. Send It On Down

2. Work Until My Days Are Done

3. Friendship

4. You Can't Hurry God

5. Jesus You've Been Good To Me

6. The Last Time

7. Keep On Pushin'

8. Paul's Prayer

9. Wide River to Cross

10. Nothing But Love

11. Heaven Help Us All

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