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Richard "Groove" Holmes: On Basie's Bandstand

Read "On Basie's Bandstand" reviewed by David Rickert

Soul jazz was never in short supply during the mid to late sixties, occupying slots in juke boxes next to Aretha Franklin and James Brown and filling clubs such as Count Basie’s lounge in Harlem. On many a night these small and noisy joints were excellent places to catch master organists such as Richard “Groove” Holmes ...

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Richard "Groove" Holmes: On Basie's Bandstand

Read "On Basie's Bandstand" reviewed by Russell Moon

The years 1965 to 1968, during which which Richard “Groove" Holmes recorded for Prestige, comprised his career's best period, and thus a previously unreleased Prestige recording is very welcome.

Groove Holmes joined the label in August 1965 with one of the jazz organ's finest albums, Soul Message. The following April, Prestige recorded Holmes at Count Basie's ...