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Come Get It I Got It
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2002
The CD is a collection of obscure sixties and seventies soul, funk and blues all linked by some original tracks and snippets by The Free Association (Holmes and programmer Steve Hilton). These original tracks have the dark electronica feel from earlier albums. The fusion with the older music provides an almost seamless groove.
If you've ever heard a David Holmes DJ set and said "I wonder where I could get that record ?" then this is the album for you. Forget the trawling of second hand record shops as here they all are roughly packaged in Holmes inimitable twisted style. Opening with the melancholy and soulful Sugarman by Rodriguez, passing through a bluesy Muddy Water's rarity in Tom Cat and onto soul and funk from the likes of The Johnny Otis show, Cyril Neville, Ray Bryant and the Staple Sisters this a delightful journey from start to finish.
There is definitely a more mellow feel to this album than to the also excellent Bow Down to the Exit Sign. Distorted guitars are conspicuous by their absence and the basslines are funky rather than heavy.
A mix album you can listen to in the house without getting a headache.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2002
This was playing in my local record shop when I walked in, and I immediately bought a copy. It's similar to what he's been playing live of late, and if, like some people at those recent gigs, you're expecting the David Holmes off "Let's Get Killed", you'll be disappointed. But, if like me, you thoroughly enjoyed his "Essential Mix CD", then you're in for a treat. Some great old tunes, and some great new versions of old tunes, and the mixture really works. As I say, if the notion of a DJ mixing up soul tunes and a funked-up version of Purple Haze doesn't appeal, then avoid. Sounds great to me though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2009
I bought this album after watching "Out Of Sight" and then buying the soundtrack (another David Holmes affair) . I decided that Mr. Holmes (nothing to do with Kelly) was my man. He saw it the way I did and he gave me an opportunity to love the past and welcome the future. "Come Get It, I Got It" is an excellent opportunity to hear the best secret tunes that only the cool kids know about whilst at the same time being thoroughly modern and openly precious. I remember strutting around town with this album in my headphones and thinking I was exclusively listening to the coolest party in town. Great introduction to many super artists and an excellent intro to David Holmes work. Seek out the Essential Mix 98/01 and the London Xpress freebie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2002
David Holmes has done it again. After the promise of "This film's crap...", the raw funk of "Let's Get Killed" and the miscue that was "Bow Down..." he has produced a work equal to some of the things he has been doing with soundtracks.
The mix can only be described as eclectic, and there are tracks that stand out more than others. If I have a criticism, it is that this feels more like a soundtrack than a mix album or a work in itself.
But when the tracks are this good (and this far offbeat - check out the excellent Track 2 from Sixto Rodriguez) who am I to complain.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2002
Much as I would like to dedicate my days to seeking out lesser known and to mortals like me, unknown, funk, soul, rnb gems, it is a heavan send that we have Mr.Holmes to do that for us. Much as 1998's 'Essential Mix' opened up new musical directions and artists to explore this is destined to do the same. There are, at the very worst, a couple of instant classics that would have remained dusty and unloved in the vaults of lost forgotten labels, 'Sugarman' by Rodriguez is spaced out folk, 'Tom Cat' by the legendry Muddy Waters is a complete suprise, classic RnB crossed with late 60's experimentation, The Staple Sisters classic take on the Cannonball Adderley standard, 'Why Am I Treated So Bad ?' is heavanly.
The beauty of Holmes is that although the tracks here are as varied as i have described his desire to share and the supreme confidence he has in presenting the mix has almost created a whole new genre of music in its self, 'David Homes style music'. The fact that he has had the confidence to link these records with his own creations, under the guise of Free Association, further confirms this.
My one critique, its frustrating to be blown away by a record and then for it to end prematurely and be mixed to another, such is the nature of the 'mix' cd. I'll just have to go and discover the artists myself. Right, any Rodriquez compilations avaliable !?
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on 13 February 2012
Holmes' album liner notes imply that the artist on track 14 might be called Jujus - but actually that is the name of the album from which it is sampled.

The artist is 1960's/70's poet Sarah Webster Fabio and the whole album - called 'Jujus, alchemy of the blues' has music played by her family and close friends.

The Fabio album contains poetry in the same sense that Gil Scott-Heron was a poet. Indeed the album does sound similar to Scott-Heron in his early years. You'd be forgiven for thinking that the music will perhaps be simplistic - but far from it, as uplifting as Fabio's words are you could almsot enjoy the be-bop styled music all on its own.

Seek out this obscure little gem. Thanks to Mr Holmes for making me aware of Sarah Webster Fabio.

Oh yeah and Mr Holmes' album itself is a wonderful eclectic jazzy, blues-y, funky, mix that is very listenable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 March 2002
David Holmes returns with another belter, which alongside 98's Essential Mix gives a good idea of the superb things the man did for those of us that were out our dials in Glasgow School of Art @ xmas. He's in a class of his own.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 7 May 2002
Much like the "Ocean's 11" soundtrack, which preceded "Come Get It I Got It" by a couple of months, David Holmes is again on the verge of putting together a truly classic album but not quite pulling it off...
Firstly, I'm almost inclined to throw 5 stars at this record straight away for opening with the fantastic "Sugarman" by the rarely heard and criminally ignored Sixto Rodriguez - who posses a voice that could only have come from America at a particular time during the 60's. It's beautiful, a great opener, and I love it.
After that, like many have said before me, there are some superb tunes on this record. Thank heavens Holmes spends so much time listen to such obscure vinyl - it sure does save us the hassle and the pickings are rich!
But whilst all of this is to be applauded, it's the gaps in between where the wheels begin to fall off this album. Just as I found with "Ocean's 11", Holmes' mixing skills really do leave a lot to be desired. He's talented for sure, but just when a particular record appears to be capturing a certain mood the flow that has been built up instantly grinds to a halt by the addition of the most inappropriate Holmes 'interlude' linking to the next song - and as a result a consistant vibe really struggles to emerge, which really does make it all the more frustrating - and, at worst, means you keep leaning for the skip forward button.
Overall, an enjoyable but flawed album. When Holmes learns to mix in a style that compliments the songs he's playing he'll be on a winner.
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on 23 April 2009
A great collection of tracks that were too cool to have 'made it' - now compiled into a powerful critique of main stream music. The album kicks off with Sugarman and has loads of tracks to get the cool crowd bopping - Personally, I don't love every track on the album but I respect each and everyone of them. This compilation is a must for all musicians and genuine music fans.
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on 21 October 2013
Let's get one thing straight.. If you pick some great songs and add some twiddly bits it doesn't mean you are a great musician. If I added a scarf to a shirt and jacket does it make me a fashion designer? No, so don't make any of these mixers in to geniuses.

There are some great songs on here and it is a terrific workout CD. Most of the tracks are blended well.
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