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Fountain, Five Blind Boys Spout The Gospel

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 14 December 1985

"ACTING? IT'S nothing complicated. All you have to do is remember your lines," Clarence Fountain was saying. "I can talk — that's my job, talkin', ...

The Gospel at Colonus Soundtrack (Elektra/Nonesuch)

Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 16 June 1988

THIS YEAR'S award for Best Gospel Adaptation of a Greek Tragedy will surely go to The Gospel at Colonus, the Broadway musical that presents Sophocles' ...

Critic's Choice: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama

Report by Kirk Silsbee, Los Angeles Reader, 13 January 1989

THREE YEARS AGO, the extraordinary musical The Gospel at Colonus stormed Broadway.  It brilliantly reimagined the Sophocles tragedy Oedipus at Colonus by telling the story through ...

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

Interview by 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 ...


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