The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel group from Alabama founded by Jimmy Carter (not the former President!) who were formed in 1944. The original line up was Carter, Johnny Fields (deceased) , George Scott (deceased), Olice Thomas (deceased), Vel Bozman Traylor (deceased) and Clarence Fountain.
The group has toured extensively and made many recordings. There have been numerous personnel changes over the years. One of the surviving founding members of the group, Clarence Fountain, tours occasionally with the current lineup, as his health allows.