"The Troubadours" are not actually a group, but these are three groovemeisters who made important individual contributions to the soul-jazz and R&B-blues movements. The four Jimmy McGriff
and four Richard "Groove" Holmes
' organ combo numbers are good but far from essential tracks in their careers. Two Junior Parker
numbers are the same, with "River's Invitation" being the most well-known tune of the bunch. It's hard to understand the concept behind the release of Troubadours of Groove
, as many other recordings yield better music and more vital sessions than these. It's not a bad party record though, one time through.