After more than a dozen years spent with Ramsey Lewis' rhythm section, bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Redd" Holt left to form their own group in the mid-'60s. Together, they cut a soul-jazz groove that was a popular favorite with both live audiences and on records. The second album on this compact disc is a 1961 Atlantic recording by The Slide Hampton Octet, featuring Charlie Greenlee on trombone and baritone horn.
/Slide Hampton Octet.
2 LPs on 1 CD: Young-Holt Unlimited: OH GIRL (1972)/Slide Hampton Octet: SOMETHIN' SANCTIFIED (1961).
Includes liner notes by John Engstrom and Jack Maher.
Young-Holt Unlimited: Edlee Young (acoustic, 6-string electric & 8-string electric basses); Isaac "Red" Holt (drums); Marcus Curry (electric guitar); Ken Chaney (acoustic & electric pianos); Bobby Lyle (electric piano); Richard Tee (organ); Ralph McDonald (congas, percussion).
Additional personnel includes: Eumir Deodato (conductor).
Producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Engineer: Paul Serrano.
Recorded at P.S. Studios, Chicago, Illinois in May 1972 and at the Hit Factory, New York, New York in August 1972. Originally released on Atlantic (1634).
Slide Hampton Octet: Slide Hampton (trombone, baritone horn); George Coleman (tenor saxophone); Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone, clarinet); Richard Williams, Hobart Dotson (trumpet); Charlie Greenlee (trombone, baritone horn); Laurence Ridley (bass); Peter Sims (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1362).
Personnel: Marcus Curry (electric guitar); Jay Cameron (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); George Coleman (tenor saxophone); Richard Gene Williams , Hobart Dotson (trumpet); Slide Hampton (trombone, baritone horn); Ken Chaney (piano, electric piano); Bobby Lyle (electric piano); Richard Tee (organ); Eldee Young (acoustic bass, electric bass, 8-string bass); Isaac "Redd" Holt, Pete La Roca (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion).
Audio Remixer: Harry Maslin.
Liner Note Author: Jack Maher .
Recording information: Hit Factory, New York, NY (05/1972-08/1972); P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL (05/1972-08/1972).
Arranger: Slide Hampton.
In 1999, Collectables released Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified, which contained two complete albums -- Oh Girl by Young-Holt Unlimited (1973, originally released on Atlantic) and Somethin' Sanctified by the Slide Hampton Octet (1961, originally released on Atlantic) -- on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier