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Simple Truths


Download links and information about Simple Truths by The Holmes Brothers. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Gospel genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 51:00 minutes.

Artist: The Holmes Brothers
Release date: 2004
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Gospel
Tracks: 13
Duration: 51:00
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No. Title Length
1. Run Myself Out of Town 3:25
2. Shine 3:14
3. We Meet, We Part, We Remember 3:56
4. If I Needed You 3:40
5. Hey Baby 4:01
6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 4:52
7. Everything Is Free 5:08
8. Big Boss Man 2:52
9. Opportunity to Cry 3:35
10. Concrete Jungle 5:26
11. You Won't Be Livin' Here Anymore 3:10
12. He'll Have to Go 3:01
13. I'm So Lonely 4:40



Bassist Sherman and guitarist Wendell Holmes first apprenticed with the Impressions and John Lee Hooker. Since forming the Holmes Brothers with drummer Popsy Dixon in 1979, the Harlem-based trio has ricocheted between blues and gospel, creating an aesthetic that's kin to the Staple Singers'. What's surprising after all these years is how they've maintained a thirst for fresh inspiration, which they find here in songs by Bob Marley Hank Williams, and Texas tunesmith Townes Van Zandt. They make Williams's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" crunch like a garage band, and turn Marley's "Concrete Jungle" into a folk-blues spiritual. But it's their own tunes, like the Chuck Berry-style stomper "Run Myself Out of Town" and the gentle ballad "We Meet, We Part, We Remember," that really capture the soul of their art. The Holmes Brothers are all about gentle, soaring three-part harmonies; economical grooves; and virtuosic melodies that work in a roadhouse or God's house.