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 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  
(Results 51-65 of 65 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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