CD Rated: Mike Upright (Songs For The Common Man)

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

Producers: Mike Upright and Scott Barnett

Song Titles: “Please Tell Me Again,” “When I Lay My Isaac Down,” “The Hero’s On The Hill,” “The Common Man,” “To Get To Me,” “Great Physician’s Hand,” “He Is I Am,” “Love Letters In The Sand,” “Folly Of A Fool,” and “God Is In The Room”

Nutshell Analysis: The last time I reviewed a Mike Upright CD, I compared his voice to Marty Robbins and Ed Bruce. Listening now, I think a better description is “a dialed back version of Bo Hinson.” He sings the same type of lyrics you’d expect to hear on a Hinsons CD. A typical line is “if you’re looking for a hero, the hero’s on the hill.” The difference is that Upright sings at 7 or 8 on an intensity scale of 1 to 10. Bo Hinson is somewhere around 15 (still on a 1 to 10 scale). The result is a very comfortable, easy going Country Gospel recording.  

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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  1. Reply May 20, 16:40 #1 alex

    love the cd….escpecially tell me again,,great physicans hand…lay my issac …great lyrics

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