Righteous! The Essential Collection

Righteous! The Essential Collection

by The Holmes Brothers
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Righteous! The Essential Collection

Brotherly devotion, both fraternal and familiar, can certainly pay off. Wendell and Sherman Holmes and Popsy Dixon have worked together as the Holmes Brothers trio for some five decades now, their blend of gospel, blues, country, rock, and R&B endearing them to an audience hungry for authentic music making. The collection Righteous draws on the trio’s fine Rounder recordings from the 1990s. The Holmes Brothers' ease with diverse genres is evidenced throughout, from their covers of Sam and Dave’s “When Something Is Wrong with My Baby” to Tom Waits’s “Train Song” to the Beatles' “And I Love Her” to traditional tunes like “I Surrender All” and “Walk in the Light.” But the Holmes Brothers were never just about remodeling the material of others. There are plenty of examples of the band’s first-class originals, songs that give voice to the decades of experience that make up the backbone of this unique outfit. Although they have since moved to another label, the Rounder work catches them at an exciting moment when decades of dues paying had finally given way to real opportunity.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2002
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661158825
catalogNumber: 611588

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Holmes Brothers   Primary Artist
Alison Krauss   Fiddle
Bob Malach   Tenor Saxophone
Scott Billington   Percussion
Jon Cleary   Hammond Organ
Popsy Dixon   Drums,Vocals
Laurence Etkin   Trumpet
Anders Gaardmand   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sherman Holmes   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Wendell Holmes   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Ron Levy   Hammond Organ
James Singleton   Acoustic Bass
Gib Wharton   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Lee Allen Zeno   Bass
Phil Chandler   Hammond Organ
Dan Levin   Trombone
Tim Quimette   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Holmes Brothers   Arranger
Voices Supreme   Arranger
Glenn Berger   Engineer
Scott Billington   Producer
Andy Breslau   Producer,Liner Notes
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Edward Douglas   Engineer
Anders Gaardmand   Horn Arrangements
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Tina Hanson   Engineer
Tim Hatfield   Engineer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Judy Kirschner   Engineer
David Porter   Composer
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Mark Wessel   Engineer
Carl Hession   Composer
Chaz Clifton   Engineer
Bogdan Hernik   Engineer
Christian Clayton   Illustrations

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Righteous! The Essential Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
The Holmes Brothers (and Popsy Dixon) made four albums for Rounder records. I picked up this anthology about seven years ago. I just listened to it through my new stereo system and was reminded just how good the Brothers are. Had they recorded for Stax in the 60s they might have been superstars. They have a terse, taut sound that might have meshed with Booker T and the MGs. I especially like the driving gospel number Promised Land. They switch from gospel to secular and back with no loss of credibility. I am considering checking out some of their later CDs.