Marvin Holmes

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American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and label owner from Oakland, California. Considered to be one of the founding fathers of Oakland funk. Active from the early 1960s to the present day.

Marvin Holmes & The Uptights emerged as the Oakland Bay Area’s hottest soul band in the early 60’s and 70’s. “The Funky Mule, Part 1 & 2” became a national hit, which led to the group signing with UNI Records. Marvin wrote songs that were recorded by the The Natural Four, Buddy Miles Express and Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm. In 1969, Marvin decided it was time to make a change in his music and formed Marvin Holmes And Justice, as well as Marvin Holmes & The Rush Experience. He then founded the label Brown Door Records. In the 80’s Holmes released It's About Time, re-signed with MCA Records and recorded "Feel So Good”. Later, he signed with Dean Hodges’ record company, 75 Girls Records and Tapes, contributing guitar to albums by rap artist Too Short.
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