The Dixie Hummingbirds

Move on Up a Little Higher

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Move on Up a Little Higher Review

by Joslyn Layne

This is a good selection of the beautiful music the Dixie Hummingbirds made: tight-knit harmonies, fervent soloing, and songs ranging in mood from tender and peaceful to hand-clapping, shouting joy. This earnest and lovely music demonstrates why they're one of the groups that even unbelievers love, and joining them on at least some cuts are the Angelics. The passionate title track, "Move on up a Little Higher," kicks things off, and is followed by another intense number, a version of "In the Morning" recorded live at what must've been quite a church service. There are plenty of breathers included, too, such as the a cappella numbers "Beaming From Heaven," the heartbreaking "Young Man," and "Get Away Jordan."

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