Richard Groove Holmes Soul Message LP
Vinyl Reissue Series Commemorates 65th Anniversary of
Prestige Records and 90th Birthday of Legendary Engineer Rudy Van Gelder!
A successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful
soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in organist
Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder
Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to "Groove's" middle
name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith
swing with carefree ease through two originals and four jazz standbys, including
a smash hit version of "Misty."
Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further
than Soul Message.
"...Groove Holmes shows that it is possible to create music that is both
worthwhile and commercially successful." -Scott Yanow, allmusic.com
• Prestige Records 65th Anniversary Reissue
• Vinyl Reissue
Richard "Groove" Holmes, organ
Gene Edwards, guitar
Jimmie Smith, drums
1. Groove's Groove
1. Song For My Father
2. The Things We Did Last Summer
3. Soul Message