RICK HOLMES Remember To Remember
- GOLD MINK RECORDS
- 12inch ---- yen (税込)
Cannonball Adderleyとも録音したミュージシャンで、「Rick's Affair」という番組で多くの伝説のミュージシャンを招き紹介したラジオ・パーソナリティでもあったRICK HOLMES。ROY AYERSのプロデュースのGOLD MINK RECORDSから81年にリリースした12インチオンリーのレアアイテムが正規リマスター再発。ブラックミュージックの歴史を辿る「Remember To Remember」。
Rick Holmes’ breath-taking track, ‘Remember To Remember’ gets its first ever officially licensed, remastered reissue on Gold Mink Records. With prices of the original topping £60 this one will be a welcome sight for many.
Title track, ‘Remember To Remember’ is a celestial, emboldening downtempo cut. Beginning with the timeless line, ‘Pass the information, extend the knowledge…’ Rick dives into a spoken word stream of inspirational black artists and key figures whose most memorable words and song titles are framed into snippets of wisdom that get ever more significant the greater in number they become. A powerful monologue, in Rick’s warm reassuring tones, shining a light on those men and women who have made ‘strong contributions to mankind because of their compassion and humanitarianism’, laid over instrumentation you lose yourself in just as easily.
‘Remember to remember, to never forget.
How Long… how long… how long will it take man?
For us to come together.
It will take us as long as you make it…’
Words that ring just as true today, as they did 40 years ago, yet with a new sense hope in the air and prospect of progress approaching.
The B side houses another of Rick’s mesmerising monologues – ‘To The Unknowledgeable One’ motivational, moving and smooth as you like.
Licensed from Uno Melodic Records, Inc, courtesy of Expansion Records.