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They are glorious, full of soul and surprises. Sherman and Wendell Holmes were born and raised in Christchurch, Virginia. Their schoolteacher parents fostered the boys' early interest in music as they listened to traditional Baptist hymns, anthems and spirituals as well as blues music by Jimmy Your Control - Crooked Fingers - Your Control EPJunior Parker and B.
They both sang in the church choir. Sherman studied clarinet and piano before taking up the bass, while Wendell learned trumpet, organ and guitar. Sherman studied composition and music theory at Virginia State Universitybut inhe dropped out and headed to New York for a job playing with singer Jimmy Jones of "Handy Man" fame. His younger brother Wendell joined him after completing high school. The two brothers played in a few bands before forming The Sevilles in The group lasted only three years, but they often backed up touring blues and soul acts such as artists like The ImpressionsJohn Lee Hooker and Jerry Butlergaining experience.
Wendell also toured with Inez and Charlie Foxx "Mockingbird" until Sherman, Wendell, and Popsy convened in the form of a new group Feed My Soul - Darkflower* - Feed My Soul as the Holmes Brothers in The three share vocals some solo and some in gospel-inspired harmonywith Sherman playing bass, Wendell on guitar and piano, and Popsy on drums.
The group signed with Rounder Records in and released their first album In the Spirit the following year. Four subsequent albums would be recorded for the label. In the mid s the group performed with Van Morrison and recorded the soundtrack to the independent film Lotto Landin which they also starred. Inthey were hired by Joan Osborne as her backing band for a tour supporting Bob Dylan. Inthe Holmes Brothers signed with Alligator Records. Their first album for the label was the critically acclaimed Speaking in Tonguesproduced by Joan Osborne.
Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune called it a "joyous, foot-stomping carnival…a gift to the world of music. In addition, The Holmes Brothers appeared on the M. In the group recorded two songs for the soundtrack Pepe Deluxé - Three Times A Player for the TV series Crossing Jordan.
The albums Simple Truths and State of Grace became the first two Holmes Brothers albums to reach the Billboard chartswith both reaching the top five of the Blues Albums chart. Reviewer David Fricke of Rolling Stone called the album "impressive, fervent country soul. On March 2,the brothers released the album Feed My Soulwhich was inspired in part by Wendell's bout with cancer.
The album was described in Living Blues magazine, which said, " Brotherhood is as soulful and alive as the Holmes Brothers performances and is a superior, award-worthy outing The rich interplay of all this music is what makes the Holmes Brothers a national treasure. Popsy Dixon died of bladder cancer on January 9, Wendell Holmes died on Feed My Soul - Darkflower* - Feed My Soul 19, from complications due to pulmonary hypertension.
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