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 "Redd" 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 "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 three months after the track's release. 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.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 119166 6/20/1967 Yum yum Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 119167 6/20/1967 Ain't no mountain high enough Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 119168 6/20/1967 You gimme thum Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 119169 6/20/1967 How insensitive Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 119631 11/20/1967 Give it up Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 119632 11/20/1967 Sometimes I wanna Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 119633 11/20/1967 Soul sister Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120623 7/24/1968 Lady Madonna Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120624 7/24/1968 Look of love Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120625 7/24/1968 Secret love Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120626 7/24/1968 Theme from Valleys of the Dolls Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120627 7/24/1968 Honey Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120628 7/24/1968 Eleanor Rigby Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120629 7/24/1968 Sombrero Sam Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120630 7/24/1968 Orient Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120632 7/24/1968 Country slicker Joe Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120672 7/24/1968 Funky duck Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120807 9/20/1968 Soulful strut Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120901 11/11/1968 Be by my side Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120902 11/11/1968 Who's making love Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120903 11/11/1968 Just ain't no love Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120904 11/11/1968 Love makes a woman Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120905 11/11/1968 Please surprise me Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 120906 11/11/1968 Little green apples Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
Decca 121091 January 1968 Young and Holtful Young-Holt Unlimited Musical group  
(Results 26-50 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Young-Holt Unlimited," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351787.

Young-Holt Unlimited. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351787.

"Young-Holt Unlimited." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351787

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