Blind Boys of Alabama Last Month of the Year for Christmas

The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Alabama-based gospel group, released a music video for their track, “Last Month of the Year” in 2003. The music video begins in a soporific Christmas worship service in a church featuring statues of Jesus, Mary and the baby Jesus. In the background we hear The Blind Boys of Alabama’s rendition of “Joy to the world”. The minister wearily reads, “And they followed the star to a manger in Bethelehem. And it was a really, really, really long walk. They couldn’t wait to give their gifts to the baby Jesus. ” A cellphone rings, with the message that the Blind Boys of Alabama are playing in the building next door. The music changes from “Joy to the world” to “Last Month of the Year”. Over the next three minutes congregation members sneak next door to see The Blind Boys of Alabama in action.

Nativity scene in Blind Boys of Alabama music video


Blind Boys of Alabama sing in Last Month of the Year music video

Filming was directed by Jason Hubert and Mark Hutchings with Exhibit A, with director of photography Jeff Schmale, executive producer Rehya Young, production designer Eric Boring. Hutchings, Schmale and Hubert shared editing responsibilities. Colorist was John Dowdell at Technicolor Creative Services.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama - Go Tell It On the Mountain - Last Month of the Year

Lyrics for Last Month of the Year

(Vera Hall)

Tell me when was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
When was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
When was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year

Blind Boys of Alabama Go Tell It On The Mountain DVD
Was it January? no no
February? no no
March, April, May? no no no
June, July, August, September, October, November?
It was the 25th day of December
It was the last month of the year

Tell me when was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
When was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
When was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year

Was it January? no no
February? no no
March, April or May? no no no
June, July, August, September, October, November?
It was the 25th day of December
It was the last month of the year

He was born of a virgin
Wrapped up in swaddling clothes
Lying in a manger
Was it January? no no
February? no no
March, April, May? no no no
June, July, August, September, October, November?
It was the 25th day of December
It was the last month of the year

And then God called Moses
On the mountaintop
And then he stamped his law
Right onto Moses’ heart
Was it January? no no
February? no no
March, April, May? no no no
June, July, August, September, October, November?
It was the 25th day of December
It was the last month of the year

Tell me when was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
When was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
When was Jesus born?
It was the last month of the year
It was the last month of the year

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