Jimmy Holiday Spread Your Love: The Complete Minit Singles 1966-1970

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  • Released: February 3, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Kent


  • 1.Baby I Love You
  • 2.You Won't Get Away
  • 3.The Turning Point
  • 4.I'm Gonna Move To The City
  • 5.In The Eyes of My Girl
  • 6.Give Me Your Love
  • 7.Everybody Needs Help
  • 8.Ready, Willing and Able - With Clydie King
  • 9.We Got A Good Thing Going (Duet Version) - With Clydie King
  • 10.I'm Gonna Help Hurry My Brothers Home
  • 11.We Forgot About Love
  • 12.The Beauty of A Girl In Love
  • 13.Everything Is Love
  • 14.Spread Your Love
  • 15.We Got A Good Thing Going (Solo Version)
  • 16.I'm Gonna Use What I Got (To Get What I Need)
  • 17.I Don't Want To Hear It
  • 18.I Found A New Love
  • 19.Baby Boy's In Love
  • 20.If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time
  • 21.A Man Ain't Nothin' Without A Woman
  • 22.I'm In Love With You
  • 23.Yesterday Died
  • 24.Would You Like To Love Me
  • 25.I've Got To Live While I Can
  • 26.Nobody's Fault But Your Own

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.
Jimmy Holiday had the skills to be a star -- he had a honeyed voice with just the right amount of grit, he could write insinuating songs, both slow and fast -- but it never happened for him. He had a hit right out of the gate with "How Can I Forget," an indie hit on Everest in 1963, but once he signed with the New Orleans-based Minit in 1966, he managed no better than 21 on the R&B charts, even though he could sing several kinds of soul with style. Spread Your Love: The Complete Minit Singles 1966-1970 makes that plain by cycling through his As and Bs from the late '60s, offering a rich portrait of an unheralded talent. Usually, Holiday sidestepped the signature funky sounds identified with the Crescent City -- "Give Me Your Love" is an exception -- favoring a sweeter, smoother sound that sometimes recalls the cool breezes coming out of Chicago thanks to the Impressions. Holiday adeptly updated his sound with a bit of James Brown and Memphis groove -- the latter can be heard on "Spread Your Love," the former on "Baby Boy's in Love" -- and also easily slid into country-soul on a slow-and-dirty version of Lefty Frizzell's "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time" and felt at home grafting some of Motown's ornate arrangements onto the Otis-driven groove of "I've Got to Live While I Can," plus he was a good duet partner with Clydie King. Holiday seemed comfortable with nearly every contemporary soul style of the '60s and he wrote strong songs, too; maybe nothing here is a classic along the lines of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," the hit he co-wrote with Jackie DeShannon, but every sturdy tune sticks around the brain. So, Spread Your Love: The Complete Minit Singles winds up as a requiem for a soul singer who never got his due and still deserves more credit than he gets: this is fine stuff. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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