THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & TAJ MAHAL
CELEBRATE THE SEASON BY “TALKIN’ CHRISTMAS!”
NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 21
ON SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
This holiday season, music lovers will have a lot to celebrate because The Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal will be Talkin’ Christmas!
Available on October 21 via Sony Music Masterworks, Talkin’ Christmas! is a summit meeting of two American music icons.
It includes new versions of Christmas standards, covers of hidden gospel gems, and seven brand-new holiday songs – six of which are the first Christmas songs ever penned by the Blind Boys themselves.
The new original songs include the title track ‘Talkin’ Christmas!,’ a funky tribute to the power of Christmas featuring Money Mark on keyboards, and the compassionate ‘What Can I Do?,’ which features Taj Mahal on vocals and is one of two songwriting collaborations with Stax Records soul legend William Bell.
The album also features a hand-clapping rearrangement of the usually-slower classic ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ and a refreshingly intimate, acoustic version of ‘Silent Night.’
This first-ever Blind Boys-Taj Mahal album collaboration was a joy for Taj.
“There are just some wonderful tunes that allow me to find a totally different way to play on this album,” says Taj Mahal. “It’s exciting to be a part of something that is such incredible music.”