Holmes Brothers – Feed My Soul (2010) [FLAC]

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Holmes Brothers – Feed My Soul (2010) [FLAC]

Category Rock/Pop, Blues, Gospel, Southern Gospel, Modern Urban Blues

Label Alligator

Orig Year 2010

Discs 1

Release Date Mar 02, 2010

Studio/Live Studio

Mono/Stereo Stereo

Producer Joan Osborne

Engineer Roman Klun

Recording Time 49 minutes

Personnel Popsy Dixon – vocals, drums

Sherman Holmes – vocals

Wendell Holmes – guitar

.: Tracklist :.

Feed My Soul is the Holmes Brothers’ fourth album for Alligator Records, and like the trio’s first release for the label, Speaking in Tongues, it was produced by longtime friend Joan Osborne, who also adds background vocals on several cuts. Nothing here is startlingly different than what the Holmes Brothers have been doing all along, which is a good thing, really, because the group’s joyous fusion of gospel, R&B, and soul is remarkably comforting and durable. For Feed My Soul, though, Wendell Holmes, Popsy Dixon, and Sherman Holmes, sparked by Wendell’s recent battle with cancer, seem to have found even deeper wells of compassion and wisdom, and if this album isn’t markedly different than the group’s earlier ones, it feels somehow broader and more resilient, and even more hopeful and determined — which is saying something, because these guys are all about being positive and keeping on no matter how dark the clouds are. There’s so much to like with this release, from the State-of-the-Union “Edge of the Ledge” to the wry “You’re the Kind of Trouble,” the stately devotion of “Pledging My Love,” and the jaw-dropping re-imagining of the Beatles’ “I’ll Be Back.” Imagine the Band playing with a deep dose of gospel in the veins at a Saturday night dancehall with half an eye on having a whole lot of fun and half an eye on redemption. Call it R&B, soul, or gospel, it doesn’t matter. It resonates deeply. ~ Steve Leggett

Audio Mixer: Roman Klun.

Recording information: His House Studio, New York, NY (08/2009); Long View Farm Studios, North Brookfield, MA (08/2009); His House Studio, New York, NY (09/2009); Long View Farm Studios, North Brookfield, MA (09/2009).

Photographer: Stefan Falke.

Personnel: Popsy Dixon (vocals, drums); Sherman Holmes (vocals); Wendell Holmes (guitar).

Producer: Joan Osborne.

Tracks:

1 Dark Cloud
2 Edge Of The Ledge
3 Feed My Soul
4 You’re the Kind of Trouble
5 Something Is Missing
6 Living Well Is the Best Revenge
7 I Saw Your Face
8 I Believe You I Think
9 Fair Weather Friend
10 Put My Foot Down
11 I’ll Be Back
12 Pledging My Love
13 Rounding Third
14 Take Me Away

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