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Blind Boys of Alabama

Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
Festsaal Messe Basel

Pop music  – drum & bass, rap, rock’n’roll, soul and funk – has its roots in the American South. It all started way back, almost a hundred years ago, with performers like Louis Armstrong, gospel choir solo singers and country blues musicians. The AVO SESSION Basel brings those roots to life with the oldest New Orleans ensemble still playing: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – and the Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been s(w)inging authentic gospel since 1939. Not to mention the dazzling Ruthie Foster, appearing with the Blind Boys, who blows the dust off the old tunes. Dress to stay cool. This evening is sure to be hot!

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I`ll Fly Away
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Down By The Riverside
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Sister Kate
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Over In The Gloryland
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Spirit In The Sky
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Uncloudy Day
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Woke Up This Morning
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 8 PM | Down by the Riverside
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When It Don't Come Easy
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 8 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Travellin' Shoes
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 8 PM | Down by the Riverside
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  1. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - I`ll Fly Away

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  2. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Down By The Riverside

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  3. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Sister Kate

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  4. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Over In The Gloryland

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  5. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Spirit In The Sky

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  6. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Uncloudy Day

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  7. Ruthie Foster - Woke Up This Morning

    Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  8. Ruthie Foster - When It Don't Come Easy

    Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  9. Ruthie Foster - Travellin' Shoes

    Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band

I`ll Fly Away
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Down By The Riverside
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Sister Kate
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Over In The Gloryland
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Spirit In The Sky
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Uncloudy Day
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 9.15 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Ruthie Foster

Woke Up This Morning
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 8 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
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Ruthie Foster

When It Don't Come Easy
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 8 PM | Down by the Riverside
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Ruthie Foster

Travellin' Shoes
Wed, 28. Oct 2009, 8 PM | Down by the Riverside
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  1. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - I`ll Fly Away

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  2. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Down By The Riverside

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  3. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Sister Kate

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  4. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Over In The Gloryland

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  5. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Spirit In The Sky

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  6. Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Uncloudy Day

    Blind Boys of Alabama & Preservation Hall Jazz Band at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  7. Ruthie Foster - Woke Up This Morning

    Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  8. Ruthie Foster - When It Don't Come Easy

    Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009
  9. Ruthie Foster - Travellin' Shoes

    Ruthie Foster at BALOISE SESSION 2009

On the same evening

Ruthie Foster
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Jimmy CarterVocals
Billy BowersVocals
Benjamin MooreVocals
Eric McKinnieDrums
Joey WilliamsGuitar
Tracy PierceBass Guitar
Tue, 06. Nov 2001, 8 PM | Blues & Gospel
Festsaal Messe Basel

The blues evening has a great tradition at our festival – but in the year 2001 it received a very special flavour: namely through the combination with gospel. Buddy Guy and the «Blind Boys of Alabama», only appear to be from different musical worlds, because blues and gospel were (and are) two sides of the same medal in an African-American life: Saturday night and Sunday morning. Additionally, with Guy and the «Blind Boys» we had protagonists on the stage who know how to continually reinvent themselves even after decades of stage experience.

Two more blues treats were included as special guests, John Hammond and David Lindley.

Martin Schäfer

On the same evening

Buddy Guy
Sat, 02. May 1987, 8.15 PM | Gospel
Münsterplatz, Basel

«Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama» were among the leading gospel groups of the day. During their studies at Talladega College, the «Blind Boys» developed a passion for gospel music. They were quickly so successful that they left college and began their career in front of an audience of 43,000 at the annual American Gospel Quartet Convention in Birmingham, Ala. They were the first gospel group who were allowed to perform at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

Their first album, «I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine» was an instant and major success.

Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Clarence FountainVocals
Joseph WatsonVocals
J.T. ClinkscalesVocals
Jimmy CarterVocals
Caleb ButlerBass
Fredrick StarksViolin
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