Richard “Groove” Holmes – Tell It Like It Is (Full Album)

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Tell It Like It Tis is an album led by organist Richard “Groove” Holmes recorded in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Pacific Jazz label in 1966.

“Very fine Hammond B-3 with Holmes, Gene Edwards on guitar, and Leroy Henderson on drums. Near the start of his career, this is classy soul jazz.” – Michael Erlewine/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Hittin’ the Jug” (Gene Ammons) – 7:15
“Blow the Man Down” (Traditional) – 5:38
“Denice” (Richard “Groove” Holmes) – 3:18
“Later” (Sil Austin, Tiny Bradshaw, Henry Glover) – 4:32
“This Here” (Bobby Timmons, Bob Dorough) – 3:30
“Secret Love” (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 6:35
“It Might as Well Be Spring” (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 5:15
“Licks A Plenty” (Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis) – 4:05

Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios in Hollywood, CA in March, 1961 (track 8), The Black Orchid in Los Angeles, CA, on August 15, 1961 (track 1), unidentified studios in Los Angeles, CA in 1961 (tracks 2-4 & 6) and 1962 (tracks 5 & 7).

Personnel:
Richard “Groove” Holmes – organ
Tricky Lofton – trombone (track 8)
Gene Ammons (track 1), Ben Webster (track 8) – tenor saxophone
Les McCann – piano (track 8)
Gene Edwards (tracks 1-4 & 6), George Freeman (track 8), Joe Pass (tracks 5 & 7) – guitar
Leroy Henderson (tracks 1-4 & 6), Ron Jefferson (track 8), Lawrence Marable (tracks 5 & 7) – drums

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Released: 1966
Recorded: March, 1961, August 15, 1961 and 1962
Pacific Jazz Studios, The Black Orchid and other unidentified studio(s), Los Angeles, CA
Length: 40:18
Label: Pacific Jazz
PJ 10105
Producer: Richard Bock

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