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
Book of the Blues Vol. 1
(1964)Book of the Blues Vol. 11964
Soul Message
Living Soul
(1966)Living Soul1966

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.