Down in New Orleans is a gospel album by The Blind Boys of Alabama, released in It won Best Traditional Gospel Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. At the 40th GMA Dove Awards, the album won Traditional Gospel Album of the Year, and the. Down in New Orleans is a gospel album by The Blind Boys of Alabama, released in It won Best Traditional Gospel Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Down In New Orleans at Discogs. Complete your The Blind Boys Of. The Blind Boys of Alabama recorded in New Orleans for the first time in their almost 75 year history. Amongst the musicians supporting include legendary pianist. I didn't know anything about The Blind Boys of Alabama when I bought this album. I was drawn to the title, because I've lived in New Orleans, and I read the. Find album reviews, songs, credits and award information for Down in New Orleans by The Blind Boys of Alabama on AllMusic - - The Blind. Enjoy a complete Blind Boys of Alabama concert plus bonus material from The Making of Down in New Orleans documentary as it originally aired on BET and the. Down In New Orleans Conceptually, this album is a no-brainer. With the Blind Boys of Alabama being backed by some of the cream of the Crescent City, including. Best of all, there's a slow, bluesy tribute to another New Orleans celebrity, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, with a treatment of If I Could Help. A core backing band of pianist David Torkanowsky, bassist Roland Guerin, and drummer Shannon Powell provide an old-school New Orleans vibe and a foundation for.