“Lord, You’ve Been Good to Me”
Tim Woodson & the Heirs of Harmony
Peacock Music Group (release date: April 11, 2017)
By Bob Marovich
With their version of a gospel quartet classic recorded in 1961 by the Original Five Blind Boys (and credited to the late Lloyd Woodard), Tim Woodson & the Heirs of Harmony give a contemporary touch to what is otherwise a straight ahead old-school sound.
The track opens with a low-volume and stripped down version of the song and then transitions, as from black and white to color, into the Heirs of Harmony’s version. “Lord, You’ve Been Good to Me” includes a vamp with shouting, call-and-response, and a rolling bass line. Unfettered gratitude never sounded so good.