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“Soulful Strut/Young-Holt Unlimited”

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Young-Holt Unlimited

Young-Holt Unlimited (also known as Young-Holt Trio), were a U.S. soul and jazz instrumental musical ensemble from Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Drummer Isaac “Red” Holt and bassist Eldee Young, formerly members of Ramsey Lewis’ jazz trio, formed a new outfit called the Young-Holt Trio with pianist Don Walker in 1966. They met with modest success, including the minor hit with “Wack-Wack”, which charted at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1968, the group renamed itself Young-Holt Unlimited, and replaced Walker with Ken Chaney. Under their new name, the group scored a number three Hot 100 hit with

“Soulful Strut,”

the backing instrumental track from Barbara Acklin’s “Am I the Same Girl.” “Soulful Strut” sold a million copies with the gold record awarded by the RIAA in January 1969, less than 3 months after the track’s release.[1] Follow-up releases failed to match the commercial success of

“Soulful Strut”,

and the group disbanded by 1974, with Young and Holt continuing to play in Chicago small bands.

Young died of a heart attack on February 12, 2007, in Bangkok, Thailand, at the age of 71.[2]

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2 responses to ““Soulful Strut/Young-Holt Unlimited”

  1. quirkywritingcorner

    June 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm

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  2. America On Coffee

    June 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Thank you for the reblog!

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