Soul Message

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Soul Message
Soul Message.jpg
Studio album by Richard "Groove" Holmes
Released 1965
Recorded August 3, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:33
Label Prestige
PR 7435
Producer Cal Lampley
Richard "Groove" Holmes chronology
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Soul Message
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Soul Message is an album by jazz organist Richard "Groove" Holmes which was recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Organist Richard "Groove" Holmes hit upon a successful formula on this Prestige session mixing together boogaloo rhythms with emotional solos... Groove Holmes shows that it is possible to create music that is both worthwhile and commercially successful".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Richard "Groove" Holmes except as indicated

  1. "Groove's Groove" - 7:06
  2. "Daahoud" (Clifford Brown) - 5:41
  3. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 6:03
  4. "Song for My Father" (Horace Silver) - 6:08
  5. "The Things We Did Last Summer" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 6:06
  6. "Soul Message" - 3:25



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 3, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 3, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 105. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.