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 51-65 of 65 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||121092||January 1968||Just a melody||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121573||1969||When I am not around||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121574||1969||I wish you love||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121575||1969||Give it away||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121576||1969||My whole world||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121577||1969||I heard it||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121578||1969||By the time I get to Phoenix||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121579||1969||Light my fire||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121580||1969||Gotta find me a lover||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121737||June 1969||California montage||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||121738||June 1969||Straight ahead||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||122041||Soulful samba||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||122042||[Unknown title(s)]||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||122043||Horoscope||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
|Decca||122044||[Unknown title(s)]||Young-Holt Unlimited||Musical group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Young-Holt Unlimited," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351787.
Young-Holt Unlimited. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351787.
"Young-Holt Unlimited." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.
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