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Eldridge Holmes

New Orleans soul singer Eldridge Holmes was born in Violet, Louisiana in 1942 -- according to an article on the Funky 16 Corners website, circa 1962 he began collaborating with producer Allen Toussaint, making his debut on Toussaint and Joe Banashak's Alon label with the single "Poor Me." The energetic "Begging for Your Love" soon followed, and with 1963's "I've Got to Keep on Trying," Holmes veered into country-soul territory. None of his Alon efforts generated any commercial interest, however, and after two more singles for the label, "Popcorn Pop Pop" and "Emperor Jones," Holmes left the label to hone a smoother, more urbane soul sound that would blossom on 1964's "Gone Gone Gone," the first of two Toussaint co-writes that he recorded for the Washington, D.C.-based Jet Set label. After the follow-up "Humpback" failed to ignite a new dance craze as hoped, Holmes signed with another of Toussaint's labels, Sansu, to release 1965's "Without a Word," his most elegant outing to date; conversely, his second Sansu side, "Beverly," was his funkiest side yet, but despite the elasticity of his vocal and songwriting prowess, Holmes remained little known even in the Crescent City until his next single, 1967's "Where Is Love," issued on Toussaint's Deesu imprint. A major local favorite, the record was licensed for national distribution on Decca but went nowhere, nor did the follow-up, a cover of Lee Dorsey's "Working in a Coal Mine." Decca dropped Holmes soon after, and in 1969 he resurfaced on Deesu with "The Book," a blistering funk effort featuring the instrumental backing of the Meters; a sublime reading of Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter" appeared soon after, and with "Lovely Woman," a nod to the sweet soul of his Jet Set output, Holmes left Deesu for good. He next turned up on Atco with 1970s "Pop Popcorn Children," recorded with the Meters during their Look-Ka Py Py sessions; it was his lone effort for the label, and in 1972 Holmes reunited with Toussaint for the Wardell Quezergue-arranged "Love Affair," the first-ever release on the fledgling Brown Sugar label, and the singer's final recording. He went on to work as a bus driver, nursing assistant, and mechanic prior to his death from heart disease in 1998. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Essential Louisiana Rhythm And Blues

1. Mother-In-Law

2. Ya Ya

3. Over You

4. Mathilda

5. Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Pt. 1

6. I Like It Like That

7. All These Things

8. C.C. Rider

9. Preacher's Daughter

10. Nothing Takes The Place Of You

11. Hello Mama

12. Where Is The Love

13. Underdog Backstreet

14. In The Same Old Way

15. Street Parade

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Track List: Get Low Down! The Soul Of New Orleans '65 - '67

Disc 1

1. Ride Your Pony

2. If You Love Her

4. Wait For Me Baby

5. Bad Luck

8. Gossip, Gossip

13. Omar Khayyam

14. Don't Set Me Back

16. Without A Word

18. Baby Do Little

20. If You Leave Me

22. Don't Pity Me

24. Here Comes The Hurt Again

Disc 2

1. Hurry Back To Me

4. In My Corner

6. Beverly

7. Nearer To You

9. Tomorrow

10. Holy Cow

13. You Got Me

14. Blues, Tears And Sorrows

15. Sinner Girl

17. I Don't Need No One

18. Smooth Operator

20. Until The End

21. How To Pick A Winner

25. Hot Tamales - Part 2

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Track List: New Orleans Funk, Vol. 3: Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya-Ya & The Mardi Gras Mambo

1. Fairchild

2. Go To The Mardi Gras

3. Trouble With My Lover

5. Little Baby

7. If I Were A Carpenter

8. Do It Fluid

11. We The People

12. Take Care Your Homework Friend

13. What'd I Do Wrong

14. The Book

15. Fagged Out

16. Gossip Gossip

17. Big Chief, Pt. 2

18. Omar Khayyam

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Track List: Playersoul - Rare Grooves & Funk Classics

1. Pass The Hatchet

3. Got To Getcha

4. Soul Junction

5. Black Water Gold

6. Hercules

7. Mean Man

8. Where Is Love

11. That Thang

12. Delights Of The Garden

14. It's A New Day

15. You're Gonna Miss Me

16. Human

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Track List: Sehorn's Soul Farm - 50 New Orleans Soul Classics

Disc 1

1. Star Revue

4. Sinner Girl

5. Love Affair

7. Get Low Down

8. Hercules

9. Struttin' On Sunday

10. Climb The Ladder

12. Oh Love This Is Sonny

15. Gossip Gossip

16. Hotcha Mama

17. Baby, Baby, I Love You

18. A Love Problem

19. Underdog Backstreet

20. This Is What I Call Livin'

21. Ride Your Pony

22. Mean Man

23. Cissy Strut

24. I Don't Need You Anymore

25. I Can't Believe She Gave It All To Me

Disc 2

1. Lovely Woman

2. How To Pick A Winner

3. Fair Child

4. Just Like A Woman

5. I Love You Still

8. You Got To Love Me

9. Natural Soul Brother

11. Cheatin' Woman

12. Don't Set Me Back

13. Did You Have Fun

14. All I Want Is You

15. Sadie Mae

17. A Mother's Love

19. A Lady

20. Look Way Back

21. Get Out Of My Life, Woman

23. Chicken Strut

24. Keep You Mine

25. Let Me Love You

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Track List: What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)

Disc 1

2. Soul Finger

5. The Memphis Train

7. Live Right Now

10. Snatching It Back

15. Keep On Dancing

22. Rock Me Baby

23. Sing A Simple Song

25. Funky Canyon

Disc 2

1. Gossip

2. Somebody In The World For You

3. Stanga

4. Jumpin' Jack Flash

5. The Deacon

7. Right On

8. (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go

9. Stepping Stones

10. I'm Just Like You

12. Messie Bessie

13. Fairchild

14. Cold Bear

15. I Can't Get Next To You

16. Feelin' Alright

17. Soul Bowl

18. Tuane

Disc 3

1. Hard Times

3. Headless Heroes

4. Spinning Wheel

5. Bad Tune

6. Mr. Cool

7. Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya

8. Hang On In There

10. Whatever's Fair

12. Wah Wah Man

13. Rock Steady (Alternate Mix)

14. Won't Nobody Listen

15. Goin' Down

16. Suavecito

19. Ridin' Thumb

20. Almendra

21. Nuki Suki

Disc 4

2. 8 Days On The Road

3. Moon Shadow

5. Wanaoh

7. Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky

9. Kissing My Love

10. Flute Thing

13. Try It Again

14. . Teasin'

15. (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away

17. Rien Ne Va Plus

18. Cajun Moon

19. Improve

20. Riding High

22. California Dreamin'

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