Hollygrove---New Orleans best kept secret (Home Brew) 1982 USLP

Although this album by the group Hollygrove is titled "New Orleans best kept secret" it was recorded in Philadelphia using all the top P.A musicians such as Jimmy William's, Keith Benson, Bobby Eli and Richie Rome. The production was taken care of by Allen Felder , Winfred Lovett and Gary Gilbert. The connection with New Orleans comes in when we discover that one of the three vocalists of this group is Theryl de' Clouet who originally came from New Orleans. Although only a mini album all the songs are quality of which one is an up tempo dancer and the others being mid pace to ballads. The lavish production and strong vocals from the group members and those especially from Theryl have made this a very collectable album in Japan and yet almost unheard of in the UK with the exception of hard core collectors.

Theryl is best known by many for his 1989 single "Open up your heart" which was also a Philly production although I believe he is still recording to this day.

For some reason this does seem to be a rare album although it should be noted that bootleg / reissue copies do exist and are almost identical to the originals.

Any one with more info about this group or album please email me at the address below.

email paul@soulmusiccollector.com