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The Backpages Interview: Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama

Jason Gross, Rock's Backpages, 23 June 2001

A sixty-plus-year-old gospel group that covers Tom Waits and the Rolling Stones songs for Peter Gabriel’s label? Is it possible? When most groups struggle to last a year, a group that goes back to 1939 and tours with an all-star band (Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, David Lindley, Danny Thompson) is definitely news.

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