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Eldee Young


Eldee Adolescent was among the premiere jazz bassists from the ’50s and ’60s. He was created in Chicago, IL, on January 7, 1936, to some musical family members. His dad was a mandolin participant, and young Youthful began playing your guitar with his sibling. He shifted to the bass in senior high school and later on in university. After college, he shifted to using Ruler Kolax in 1951. He performed in that music group until 1954, when he became a member of Chuck Willis’ ensemble. Together with his jazz function, he also performed with many blues and jazz performers, notably T-Bone Walker and Joe Turner. He jumped from music group to music group through the next fifty percent of the ’50s as well as the initial fifty percent of the ’60s, dealing with Ramsey Lewis, Lorez Alexandria, Adam Moody, and many more. He also released a single album, Simply for Kicks, in 1962. Finally, in 1966, Youthful teamed with drummer Isaac “Redd” Holt to create their very own group. Beginning because the Young-Holt Trio, they have scored a minor strike using the novelty tune “Wack Wack,” however they shortly transformed their name to Young-Holt Unlimited. It had been when they transformed the name they created the soul-jazz audio that became their brand. The group lasted before mid-’70s, and Youthful would work numerous pop and rock and roll stars together with his jazz credits. His program work gained him gold information for “The In Masses” and “Hold on Sloopy,” two large hits from your ’60s, while he discovered himself working much less but still producing notable guest looks live and on record. He started to resurface within the ’80s, 1st working with Apr Aloisio, then shifting to dealing with even more jazz performers and his personal materials. In 2000, he finally released his second single release, an recording with pianist Marshall Vente known as The Very long and Lacking Jazz. He passed away of the apparent coronary attack on Feb 12, 2007, while gigging in Thailand.

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Full Name Eldee Young
Died February 12, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand
Profession Musician
Nationality American
Music Groups Young-Holt Unlimited
Music Songs Just for Kicks, Mr. Kicks, Drum Drunk, Look out No.1, Sanctified Indian, Love Theme from 'Spartacus', Soul Mist, Motherless Child, Tennessee Waltz, Red Sails in the Sunset, Little Liza Jane, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Crazy She Calls Me, Cry Me a River, I Cover the Waterfront, Ghost Riders, Bag's Groove, Stella by Starlight, There Is No Greater Love, John Henry, Crazy He Calls Me, Black Is The Color, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Happiness, Imagination, On The Street Where You Live, Big Brother, Goodbye
Albums Monteiro Young Holt & Friends, Eldee Young & Co. "Just for Kicks" / 'Red' Holt "Look Out!! Look Out!!", Jazz & Limousines by the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Double Bass Jazz Essentials, Chicago 1961, Famous Hits by Eldee Young, Smooth, Easily Stop Time, Days To Come, Express Yourself, Mr Kicks

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1 Member of The Young Holt Trio (aka Young Holt Unlimited).
2 Longtime bassist of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, performing with Lewis on piano and Redd Holt on drums during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently, Young played many gigs in Southeast Asia and was performing in Thailand at the time of his death.



Bad News Bears 2005 "Wack Wack"
Dinner Rush 2000 writer: "Wack Wack"
Harriet the Spy 1996 writer: "Wack Wack"

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