Organ – Richard "Groove" Holmes. Producer – Cal Lampley. Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder. Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ; August 3, 1965. Rights Society: ASCAP. Richard "Groove" Holmes. Soul Message (LP, Album, Mono). Soul Message (CD, Album, RE, RM).
Soul Message is an album by jazz organist Richard "Groove" Holmes which was recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label. Groove Holmes shows that it is possible to create music that is both worthwhile and commercially successful". All compositions by Richard "Groove" Holmes except as noted.
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Richard "Groove Holmes deftly toes the line between serious jazz and soul/pop worlds on this 1965 recording, which seems targeted at a mainstream audience not in the mood for either teaching or preaching. The familiar songs are given a slight face-lift (Holmes' up-tempo treatment of Erroll Garner's "Misty" became a hit single), while a less familiar tune like Clifford Brown's "Dahoud" settles into such an easy, emphatic groove that even a first-time listener could mistake it for a comfortable old slipper. In short, Soul Message doesn't offer the kind of preaching that saves souls, but for listeners unmoved by smooth jazz, it provides a soul-soothing alternative. Track Listing: Groove's Groove; Daahoud; Misty; Song For My Father; The Things We Did Last Summer; Soul Message. Personnel: Richard "Groove" Holmes: organ; Gene Edwards: guitar; Jimmie Smith: drums.
Soul Message" Track Info. Written By Richard Groove Holmes. Soul Message Richard Groove Holmes. 3. Misty (Soul Message Version). 4. Song For My Father.
Richard "Groove" Holmes. Renews automatically. Groove Holmes toes the line between the pop/soul groove and the serious jazz one on this session, which seems targeted at a mainstream audience that's not about to be challenged if it has any say about the matter. Cassette - Original Jazz Classics. Organist Richard "Groove" Holmes hit upon a successful formula on this Prestige session (reissued on CD in the OJC series), mixing together boogaloo rhythms with emotional solos. His double-time version of "Misty" became a big hit, and the other selections, including Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" and a pair of soulful originals, are in a similar vein. The lone ballad of the set ("The Things We Did Last Summer") is a fine change of pace.
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Written-By – Holmes*
Written-By – Brown*
Written-By – Garner*
|B1||Song For My Father
Written-By – Silver*
|B2||The Things We Did Last Summer
Written-By – Styne*
Written-By – Holmes*
- Design, Photography – Don Schlitten
- Drums – Jimmie Smith
- Guitar – Gene Edwards
- Liner Notes – Christopher Peters
- Organ – Richard "Groove" Holmes
- Producer – Cal Lampley
- Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
|PR 7435||Richard "Groove" Holmes||Soul Message (LP, Album, Mono)||Prestige||PR 7435||US||1965|
|0888072300149||Richard "Groove" Holmes||Soul Message (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Prestige||0888072300149||Europe||2006|
|OJC-329, P-7435||Richard "Groove" Holmes||Soul Message (LP, Album, RE)||Original Jazz Classics, Prestige||OJC-329, P-7435||US||Unknown|
|OJCCD 329-2, P-7435||Richard "Groove" Holmes||Soul Message (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Original Jazz Classics, Prestige||OJCCD 329-2, P-7435||US||1995|
|OJC20 329-2, PR-7435||Richard "Groove" Holmes||Soul Message (CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig)||Original Jazz Classics, Prestige||OJC20 329-2, PR-7435||Europe||2003|