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Richard "Groove" Holmes

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"Groove Holmes" redirects here. For the song by the Beastie Boys, see Check Your Head. Richard Arnold "Groove" Holmes (Camden, New Jersey, May 2, 1931 - St. Louis, Missouri, June 29, 1991) was an American jazz organist who performed in the hard bop and soul jazz genre. He is best known for his 1965 recording of "Misty", and is considered a precursor of acid jazz. Holmes' first album, on Pacific Jazz with guest Ben Webster, was recorded in March 1961. Jimmy Witherspoon sings the Blues Society SOC968 1964 , His sound was immediately recognizable in the upper register, but even more so because of his virtuosity in creating, undoubtedly, the most rapid, punctuating, and pulsating basslines of all the jazz organists. Though he died at the age of 60, he established a recognition within the community of jazz organ giants of Jimmy Smith (The Sermon!), Brother Jack McDuff (A Real Good 'Un), Jimmy McGriff (I've Got a Woman). He recorded many albums for Pacific Jazz, Prestige Records,...

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Discography

  • Groove's Groove, 1998
  • Super Soul, 2004
  • Soul Message, 1965
  • The Best of the Pacific Years, 2001
  • Workin' on a Groovy Thing, 1969
  • Richard "Groove" Holmes - The Best of the Pacific Years
  • Welcome Home, 1968
  • Broadway, 1982
  • I'm in the Mood for Love, 1976
  • Come Together, 1970
  • A Bowl of Soul
  • X-77, 1970
  • Somethin' Special
  • On Basie's Bandstand
  • New Groove, 1974
  • Live on Stage
  • Plenty, Plenty Blues
  • Get Up and Get It!, 1967
  • Soul Power
  • Misty
  • Dancing in the Sun, 1977
  • After Hours, 1996
  • Groovin' With Jug, 1989
  • Living Soul, 2007
  • Comin' On Home, 1971
  • Soul Mist!, 1966
  • Legends of Acid Jazz, 1996
  • Book of the Blues, Volume 1
  • Giants of the Organ Come Together, 1974
  • That Healin' Feelin', 1961
  • Six Million Dollar Man, 1975
  • Giants of the Organ in Concert: The Complete Concert Recorded Live at Paul's Mall, Boston, 1973, 2005
  • Groove
  • DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 1992
  • Star Wars / Close Encounters, 1977
  • Night Glider, 1973
  • All That Jazz (The Best of Richard Holmes)

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