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ARTIST
TITLE
Soulful Crooner
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BTR 059CD BTR 059CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/8/2010

Nick Holmes first played with the musicians on Soulful Crooner while singing with White Elephant, the '70s jazz-rock big-band. This 1973 solo record followed that double record collaboration, and it still sounds good today, although in those days they didn't have digital yet. Mike Mainieri's production and arrangements from that period are full and honest. It's a jazz record in many ways -- many of the songs have more key changes in the intros of the songs than Nick used on entire albums in the '80s and '90s. Nick learned his harmonic sense from these years with the jazzers, and his voice is in fine shape. Weird, hazy, hypnogogic jazz/folk-pop, accompanied by Holmes' voice, which is pure velvet and totally hypnotic. Originally released on the legendary Just Sunshine label. Includes two bonus tracks.