Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Blackwoods: Family Singing Time

The Blackwoods Brothers Quartet started up in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression. They made it through a couple of wars and some random plane crashes, kept it in the family and got nominated for Grammys, functioning all the way up until 2004. Quite a legacy. And all in the name of Jesus, Sweet Jesus. The best part about this album is that it sounds like there are children singing. Man, people just love the children singing religious songs. I'm especially fond of it when they chant out tracks about evil and hell like, "The Devil's Gonna (Get You)." There's just nothing like having some prepubescent squirts tell you that not only do they have the secret to life, but that if you don't play along you're going to end up burning for all eternity while some jerk looks on and laughs about it. They probably aren't even children. It's probably just those 5 dudes on the front singing like they haven't dropped yet. But hey, who needs to drop when you've got Jesus?

Final Judgement: "Finally, an album worth going to heaven for."

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