The Blind Boys of Alabama: a life in music

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Aug 15, 201920m
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The Blind Boys of Alabama: a life in music
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Jimmy Carter is a titan in the world of gospel music. He's the last surviving original member of The Blind Boys of Alabama – America’s ultimate octogenarian boyband. The group has won several Grammy Awards and even had an audience at the White House, performing for Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. Jimmy was just a child when he met the fellow founding members at a school for the blind in the 1930s. It was in the segregated American South, but from there, the boys sang their way to stardom. Produced and presented by Emily Webb Picture: The Blind Boys of Alabama circa 1970 Credit: Getty Images

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