Carl Holmes And The Commanders featuring Pervis Herder

Soul Dance No. 3 / Crossin' Over

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  • Artist: Carl Holmes And The Commanders featuring Pervis Herder
  • A Side: Soul Dance No. 3
  • B Side: Crossin' Over
  • Label: Blackjack
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Psychotic, prowling, predatory Philadelphia, Northern Soul which ever side you drop the arm on!

Since the beginning of the 60's decade the Carl Holmes and his 5 man backing team had made themselves the Soul-party band of Philadelphia. Adding to this animated team of John Holmes - percussion, Calvin Irons - bass, Don Lewis - tenor sax, Tommy "Fats" Howard - keyboard and Marco King enriching those cataclysmic vocals whilst bashing his tambourine. This guys together are one of the most imposing gatherings ever committed to vinyl. Imagine then when Mr, Holmes signs up Leon Huff associate Pervis "Soul City" Herder adding his squealing vocal prowess into the mix.

The result is not one but two, explosive mix-sixties screamers;

Driven by pounding drum intro, bombarded by a barrage of trumpets, Carl Holmes' pulsating plectrum mastery dictates the pace. Harnessed by Herder's pebble-dashed screams delivering the dance instructions. Scythed apart by Don Lewis' chainsaw saxophone bursts, pumping it all up yet another level. Then the John Holmes comes back in with an assault on the senses with his explosive relentless quick-fire drumming attack..

The other-side follows the same recipe, going for the "throat" all out merciless Northern Soul at it most destructive!

AWESOME dancefloor destroyers no matter which side you spin..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl revealing only a few soft, feeble, sleeve storage blemishes when angled in the light. Plays super-clean, loud and clear.

A Side

  • Title: Soul Dance No. 3

    B Side

  • Title: Crossin' Over
  • Year: 1966
  • City: 3617 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa