Higher (UB Productions 10951) 1973?







Upward Bound - Higher







Better than average folk/light-rock group featuring a dozen or so teens covering a mix of popular and spiritual songs. Looks like they’ve got a couple acoustic guitars, electric bass, piano, organ and drums. Primitive amateur versions of ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ (not bad), ‘Get Together’, ‘Mighty Clouds Of Joy’ and others. A few decent original songs, including the janeg ‘You’re On Your Way’ with its line “you’re on your way to a Ventura highway far away”. Secular titles like ‘Killing Me Softly’ are worked in “to communicate the feelings of everyday life which cannot be overlooked”. ‘Pop Medley’ combines ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’ and ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’, the latter converted to Christian lyrics (“he is the sunshine of my life”). I wouldn’t exactly call them awesome, but they seem to have at least partially avoided that dull generic sing-along quality of numerous look-alike youth groups. Custom record from First Methodist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








Upward Bound - Higher (Bck)









I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Upward Bound2:31
1-2Knockin' On Heaven's Door3:33
1-3Killing Me Softly3:55
1-4Walk Walk4:53
1-5You're On Your Way3:31
2-1Get Together2:41
2-2I've Tried To Love2:55
2-3Mighty Clouds Of Joy
2-4Pop Medley6:49