Richard Groove Holmes

Richard 'Groove' Holmes - Soul Message (1965/2007/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Richard 'Groove' Holmes - Soul Message (1965/2007/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 34:36 minutes | 390 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2006

Many Eastern and Midwestern musicians helped sustain the West Coast jazz scene in the ’50s and ’60s, but the only one among them who made an impact in Southern California on Hammond organ was New Jersey native Richard “Groove” Holmes. This was Holmes’s first recording for Prestige, and it both confirmed his status as one of the B-3’s leading practitioners and elevated his profile with the crossover success of "Misty".
Billy Wooten & Richard "Groove" Holmes - The Place To Start (2013) {P-Vine Records PCD-93740 rec 1986}

Billy Wooten & Richard "Groove" Holmes - The Place To Start (2013) {P-Vine Records PCD-93740 rec 1986}
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© 1986, 2013 Billy Wooten / P-Vine Records | PCD-93740
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Vibes / Hammond Organ B-3

A lost chapter of genius from vibes player Billy Wooten – and a great one too! The set's a rare outing with Hammond giant Groove Holmes – laid out nicely here in a quartet setting that offers up plenty of Billy's great vibes mixed with the organ – in a mode that's very different than anything else Wooten ever recorded, and which really takes us back to the best soul jazz years of 60s Prestige Records! The group also features great tenor from Jimmy Coe – a player we don't really know at all – and drums from Jozell Carter, who works nicely with the rhythms from Holmes' work on the Hammond. Titles include "Blue Bossa", "Bags", "Groove's Blues", "It's A Groove Thing", and "I Remember April."
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1972-74) {LRC Ltd 29084 rel 2003}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1972-74) {LRC Ltd 29084 rel 2003}
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© 1972-74, 2003 Groove Merchant / LRC Ltd. | 29084
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

This killer little Groove Holmes date was produced by the mighty Sonny Lester, and features a big band arranged and conducted by Manny Albam. Other than Holmes, the only other soloist credited here is Eddie Daniels on tenor and flute. The material here is curious upon first glance, with covers of Gerry Goffin's "Go Away Little Girl," Stevie Wonder's "You've Got It Bad," and Carole King's "It's Going to Take Some Time" situated around some hard soul-jazz numbers by the organist, including "Groove's Groove," along with Norman Gimbel's sweet ballad "How Insensitive" and slippery little soul tune "Meditation."
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Super Soul (1967) {Prestige PRCD-24292-2 rel 2004}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Super Soul (1967) {Prestige PRCD-24292-2 rel 2004}
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© 1967, 2004 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24292-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

Super Soul was a little funkier than much soul-jazz that had passed before 1967, and its horn parts sometimes slanted more toward pop and soundtrack territory. That was particularly evident on one of the strongest cuts, the opening "Why Don't You Do Right?," where the rhythm (particularly with the aid of a conga drum) goes into grooves that are at least as much soul as jazz, and the horns have a TV adventure theme-like flavor. The album's a little on the innocuous side, even for a genre (Prestige 1960s soul-jazz) that can be pretty homogeneous. It's easygoing background party music, though Holmes summons an interesting light, prickly, almost vibes-like organ sound at times, as on the solo for the cover of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar."
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1979) {2003 LRC Issue}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1979) {2003 LRC Issue}
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© 2003 LRC Ltd. | 29084
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

This killer little Groove Holmes date was produced by the mighty Sonny Lester, and features a big band arranged and conducted by Manny Albam. Other than Holmes, the only other soloist credited here is Eddie Daniels on tenor and flute. The material here is curious upon first glance, with covers of Gerry Goffin's "Go Away Little Girl," Stevie Wonder's "You've Got It Bad," and Carole King's "It's Going to Take Some Time" situated around some hard soul-jazz numbers by the organist, including "Groove's Groove," along with Norman Gimbel's sweet ballad "How Insensitive" and slippery little soul tune "Meditation."
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Soul Message (1965) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Soul Message (1965) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 2006 Concord / Prestige | 00888072300149 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster | PR 7435
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

“I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger.” — Rudy Van Gelder.

Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1989)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 2, 2012
Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1989)

Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1989)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 337 MB. & 138 MB.
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Audio CD (1989) | Label: Capitol/Pacific Jazz | Catalog# CDP-7-92930-2 | 54:33 min.

Ironically, Gene "Jug" Ammons tended to be critical of organists; he was quoted as saying that "organ players don't know any changes." However, as critical the Chicago tenor saxman might have been of organists – most of them, anyway – he did some of his best work in their presence. When you united Ammons with Jack McDuff, Johnny "Hammond" Smith and other B-3 masters in the '60s, the sparks would fly. They certainly fly on this excellent album, which finds Ammons and Richard "Groove" Holmes co-leading a soul-jazz/hard bop organ combo that also includes guitarist Gene Edwards and drummer Leroy Henderson.
VA - Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk (2008)

VA - Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk (2008)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk, jazz

Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk is a 2008 compilation CD highlighting the funk and soul of the Groove Merchant label. These songs will make you shake your moves and bounce those cups.

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Somethin' Special  Music

Posted by intothe at June 4, 2008
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Somethin' Special

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Somethin' Special (1962)
Genre: Soul-Jazz, Funk | MP3 | 320Kbps | 106 MB
covers Pacific Jazz | 1997 | Total time: 47:06

Somethin' Special is a laidback, funky classic which features Richard "Groove" Holmes trading licks with pianist Les McCann, saxophonist Clifford Scott and guitarist Joe Pass, who makes one of his first recorded appearances on this album. It's a fine, infectious album, highlighed by Holmes and McCann's stylish solo. Blue Note's 1997 CD reissue features two bonus cuts, including one that features saxophonist Ben Webster. - by Leo Stanley, AMG
VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set

VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set
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Hammond Organ, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT3CD180

The organ can often take a back seat in the pecking order of great Jazz instruments but underappreciate it at your peril. The likes of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Booker T and Ray Charles, to name but a few, made the instrument their own while crafting jazz cuts of dazzling brilliance.