As Blue As They Want To Be
Richard 'Groove' & Jimmy Holmes & Witherspoon
Catalogue Number: ACRCD120
This original album first released in 1991 on Lionel Hampton’s Who’s Who In Jazz label proved to be the final recordings of Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes. One of the greatest Hammond organ players, Holmes is up there with Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff and several other players who define the genre. The Blues great Jimmy Witherspoon, had recorded on numerous occasions with Holmes and on this occasion is joined by Folk legend Odetta on the track Lonesome Road Blues” The session features versions of several blues standards composed by Percy Mayfield as well as new versions of Holmes biggest hits “Misty” and “Onsaya Joy”.