The Holmes Brothers: Soul Street

Track List

>You're Gonna Make Me Cry
>Honest I Do
>How Can I Love You
>Dashboard Bar
>Fannie Mae
>I Found a Winner
>I Won't Hurt You Anymore
>Down in Virginia
>There Goes My Everything
>To Make a Love Story Short
>My Girl Josephine
>Walk in the Light

Album Reviews:

Down Beat (1/94, p.46) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...reach a deep level of expression on their fourth album, SOUL STREET...."

Album Notes

Personnel: Wendell Holmes (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, piano); Popsy Dixon (vocals, drums); Sherman Holmes (vocals); Gib Wharton (electric guitar, steel guitar, dobro); Alison Krauss (fiddle); Anders Gaardmand (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Scott Billington (percussion).

Recording information: Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA (11/1992-03/1993); Magic Shop, NY, NY (11/1992-03/1993).

Soul Street continues the Holmes Brothers' tradition of doing tremendous covers ("You're Gonna Make Me Cry," "Down In Virginia" and "Fannie Mae"), authentic originals ("I Won't Hurt You Anymore," "Dashboard Bar") and adding gospel ("Walk in the Light") and honky tonk ("There Goes My Everything") into their blend. There's little to criticize about the Holmes Brothers; their sound, vocals and harmonies aren't laid-back or restrained, and everything they sing is done with exuberance and integrity. It may not be commercially viable, but it's musically sound. ~ Ron Wynn


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