“Move Upstairs”
Tim Woodson and the Heirs of Harmony
Marxan Records (release date: January 27, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

Tim Woodson and the Heirs of Harmony transport their audience back to the days of yea and nay with the traditional-flavored “Move Upstairs.”

The song, about getting oneself spiritually ready for the great judgement day, has that quartet bounce designed to pull listeners to their feet and get them clapping along. Between shouts, Woodson affirms his plan to climb the heavenly stairs.

And what’s that I hear in the background—could it be a bass voice? And a deep one at that. If quartets are bringing the bass back, count it all joy!

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.