Dee Clark

Ultimate Collection – Dee Clark

Front

01  Bring Back My Heart
02  Nobody But You
03  Don’t Walk Away From Me
04  Raindrops
05  Cupid
06  Your Friends
07  Fever
08  I Love You Darling
09  What Kind Of Fool
10  Drums In My Heart
11  Shook Up Over You
12  I’m A Soldier Boy
13  Because I Love You
14  Gloria
15  Come Closer
16  In My Apartment
17  She’s My Baby
18  That’s My Girl
19  T C B
20  It’s Impossible
21  Hot Potato
22  I Don’t Need (Nobody Like You)
23  Nature Boy
24  Cross Fire Time
25  Come To California
26  Hold On
27  Just Keep It Up
28  Hey Little Girl
29  How About That
30  At My Front Door
31  You’re Looking Good

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HOLLAND DOZIER HOLLAND

HOLLAND DOZIER HOLLAND – The Complete 45’s Collection (1968-1977)

As their contracts with Motown came to a close in 1967 and 1968, the songwriting and production trio of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland, Jr. decided to set up shop on their own. This didn’t please Berry Gordy, Jr. He sued the trio for breach of contract and they, in turn, countersued, sparking a legal struggle that lasted well into the ’70s, by which time Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant — the three labels HDH started after leaving Motown — were all beginning to wind down. It’s difficult to separate the lawsuit from the histories of Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant because throughout this legal fight HDH were prevented from either writing or producing for another label — a considerable roadblock considering the very reason the trio broke from Motown was to get greater creative control in hopes of it leading to large financial rewards. During the lawsuit, no songs or productions were billed to HDH; instead, “The Corporation” were the producers and a variety of staffers were credited with the songwriting, including one Edith Wayne, who was ubiquitous until the lawsuit was settled and then disappeared into the ether. All this subterfuge suggests how wild and loose things were behind the scenes of Invictus and Hot Wax (these were the two major imprints; only a handful of singles showed up on Music Merchant). Holland-Dozier-Holland designed these labels to tackle contemporary sounds such as funk, psychedelia, bubblegum, deep soul, and rock in a fast fashion Motown generally avoided. Invictus and Hot Wax lacked major stars — of their initial roster, Chairmen of the Board and its lead singer General Johnson and Freda Payne would become soul stars, while Parliament would later find solid footing once they left the label — which meant that The Corporation, aka Holland-Dozier-Holland, wound up being the auteurs of their indie imprints. That’s why Demon’s mammoth 14-disc 2014 box of all the A- and B-sides released by Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant is called Holland Dozier Holland — The Complete 45s Collection: a handful of other writers and producers may be responsible for individual tracks here and there but HDH were the ones with vision. They’re the ones who wanted to drape the joyous, passionate melodies of their Motown hits with fuzz guitars and candied strings; they wanted to vary the rhythms beyond the bounce of the Funk Brothers so the singles sometimes felt seductive, sometimes grimy and funky; they’re the ones who wanted to write riskier lyrics, evidenced by Freda Payne’s pair of hits, “Bring the Boys Home” and “Band of Gold”; they’re the ones who wanted to embrace everything the dawn of the ’70s had to offer. This 14-disc box — which is dotted with rarities but whose main attraction is simply serving up all the singles the three imprints released — shows the trio did fully embody their time, creating some of the best, most imaginative music of their era. Like any label designed to serve a certain time, Invictus and Hot Wax had a finite life: once smooth and psychedelic soul turned into disco, HDH stopped having hits or even trying, for that matter. Some of that decline can be heard here but this wonderful box celebrates that wild, weird, glorious time when perhaps the greatest soul songwriting team that ever lived decided to stretch themselves to the limit. Their time has passed but this music will never be anything less than thrilling.
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More Than a Band of Gold: 
Complete Holland-Dozier-Holland Singles Collected On New Box Set
 
CD 1: Invictus Records – The A Sides
Invictus 9071 Glass House – Crumbs Off The Table 2.37
Invictus 9072 New Play starring: Ruth Copeland – The Music Box 3.35
Invictus 9073 Freda Payne – The Unhooked Generation2.29
Invictus 9074 Chairmen of the Board – Give Me Just A Little More Time2.39
Invictus 9075 Freda Payne – Band Of Gold 2.52
Invictus 9076 Glass House – I Can’t Be You (You Can’t Be Me) 2.38
Invictus 9077 A Parliament Thang – Little Ole Country Boy 3.55
Invictus 9078 Chairmen of the Board – You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String 2.57
Invictus 9079 Chairmen of the Board – Everything’s Tuesday 2.49
Invictus 9080 Freda Payne – Deeper And Deeper 3.16
Invictus 9081 Chairmen of the Board – Pay To The Piper 3.06
Invictus 9082 Glass House – If It Ain’t Love (It Don’t Matter) 2.43
Invictus 9083 Barrino Brothers – Trapped In A Love 2.58
Invictus 9084 Barrino Brothers – I Shall Not Be Moved 2.24
Invictus 9085 Freda Payne – Cherish What Is Dear To You 2.40
Invictus 9086 Chairmen of the Board – Chairman Of The Board 3.32
Invictus 9087 8th Day – She’s Not Just Another Woman 3.02
Invictus 9088 Ruth Copeland – Haré Krishna 2.47
Invictus 9089 Chairmen of the Board – Hanging On To A Memory 2.27
Invictus 9090 Glass House – Touch Me Jesus 2.42
Invictus 9091 Parliament – Red Hot Mama 2.31
Invictus 9092 Freda Payne – Bring The Boys Home 3.09
Invictus 9093 General Johnson – I’m In Love Darling 2.44
Invictus 9094 Lucifer – Old Mother Nature 2.52
CD2:  Invictus Records – The B Sides
Invictus 9071 Glass House – Bad Bill Of Goods 2.46
Invictus 9072 New Play starring: Ruth Copeland – A Gift Of Me 2.55
Invictus 9073 Freda Payne – The Easiest Way To Fall 2.35
Invictus 9074 Chairmen of the Board – Since The Days Of Pigtails (And Fairy Tales) 2.41
Invictus 9076 Glass House – He’s In My Life 3.32
Invictus 9077 A Parliament Thang – I Call My Baby Pussycat 3.22
Invictus 9078 Chairmen of the Board – I’ll Come Crawling 2.37
Invictus 9079 Chairmen of the Board – Patches 3.30
Invictus 9081 Chairmen of the Board – Bless You 2.58
Invictus 9082 Glass House – Stealing Moments From Another Woman’s Life 2.32
Invictus 9083 Barrino Brothers – When Love Was A Child 3.44
Invictus 9085 Freda Payne – The World Don’t Owe You A Thing 2.57
Invictus 9086 Chairmen of the Board – When Will She Tell Me She Needs Me 3.04
Invictus 9087 8th Day – I Can’t Fool Myself 2.49
Invictus 9088 Ruth Copeland – No Commitment 3.01
Invictus 9089 Chairmen of the Board – Tricked & Trapped (By A Tricky Trapper) 3.18
Invictus 9092 Freda Payne – I Shall Not Be Moved 2.43
Invictus 9093 General Johnson – Savannah Lady 2.26
Invictus 9094 Lucifer – What I Am 3.06
NOTES:
Invictus 9075 Freda Payne – Previously released as Invictus 9073B
Invictus 9080 Freda Payne – Previously released as Invictus 9073A
Invictus 9084 Barrino Brothers – Previously released as Invictus 9083
Invictus 9090 Glass House – Previously released as Invictus 9082A
Invictus 9091 Parliament – Previously released as Invictus 9077A
CD3: Invictus Records – The A Sides
Invictus 9095 Parliament – Breakdown 2.32
Invictus 9096 Ruth Copeland – Gimme Shelter 3.19
Invictus 9097 Glass House – Look What We’ve Done To Love 2.55
Invictus 9098 8th Day – You’ve Got To Crawl (Before You Walk) 2.51
Invictus 9099 Chairmen of the Board – Try On My Love For Size 3.28
Invictus 9100 Freda Payne – You Brought The Joy 2.53
Invictus 9101 Johnn Billy West – Nothing But A Devil 3.23
Invictus 9102 Billie Sans – Solo 3.02
Invictus 9103 Chairmen of the Board – Men Are Getting Scarce 3.12
Invictus 9104 Barrino Brothers – I Had It All 4.15
Invictus 9105 Chairmen of the Board – Bittersweet 3.23
Invictus 9106 General Johnson – All We Need Is Understanding 2.52
Invictus 9107 8th Day – If I Could See The Light In The Window 3.06
Invictus 9108 Lucifer – We Gotta Go 3.02
Invictus 9109 Freda Payne – I’m Not Getting Any Better 3.31
Invictus 9110 Holland-Dozier- Don’t Leave Me (Vocal) 3.13
Invictus 9111 Glass House – Playing Games 3.30
Invictus 9112 Harrison Kennedy – Sunday Morning People 3.07
Invictus 9114 Scherrie Payne – V.I.P. 3.13
Invictus 9115 Melvin Davis – I’m Worried 3.25
Invictus 9116 Danny Woods – Let Me Ride 3.00
Invictus 9117 8th Day – Rocks In My Head 3.06
NOTES:
Invictus 9113 Lucifer – Previously released as Invictus 9094A
CD 4: Invictus Records – The B Sides
Invictus 9097 Glass House – Heaven Is There To Guide Us 3.36
Invictus 9098 8th Day – It’s Instrumental To Be Free 3.06
Invictus 9099 Chairmen of the Board – Working On A Building Of Love 2.53
Invictus 9100 Freda Payne – Suddenly It’s Yesterday 2.30
Invictus 9101 Johnn Billy West – Yeah, I’m A Devil 4.22
Invictus 9102 Billie Sans – I Don’t Want To Lose A Good Thing 2.20
Invictus 9103 Chairmen of the Board – Bravo Hooray 2.58
Invictus 9105 Chairmen of the Board – Elmo James 3.28
Invictus 9107 8th Day – If I Could See The Light – Inst 3.09
Invictus 9108 Lucifer – Don’t You (Think The Times A-Comin’) 2.53
Invictus 9109 Freda Payne – The Road We Didn’t Take 3.33
Invictus 9110 Holland-Dozier- Don’t Leave Me (Instrumental) 2.46
Invictus 9111 Glass House – Let It Flow 2.50
Invictus 9112 Harrison Kennedy – Up The Organization (Instrumental) 3.13
Invictus 9113 Lucifer – Bloodshot Eyes 4.35
Invictus 9114 Scherrie Payne – It Ain’t The World (It’s The People In It) 2.51
Invictus 9115 Melvin Davis – Just As Long 3.31
Invictus 9116 Danny Woods – It Didn’t Take Long 3.29
Invictus 9117 8th Day – Eeny-Meeny-Miny-Mo (Three’s A Crowd) 2.20
NOTES:
Invictus 9095 Parliament – Previously released as Invictus 9077A
Invictus 9096 Ruth Copeland – Previously released as Invictus 9088B
Invictus 9104 Barrino Brothers – Previously released as Invictus 9084A
Invictus 9106 General Johnson – Previously released as Invictus 9093B
CD 5: Invictus Records – The A Sides
Invictus 9118 Glass House – Giving Up The Ring 2.37
Invictus 9119 Harrison Kennedy – Come Together 3.50
Invictus 9120 Ty Hunter – Hey There Lonely Girl 3.24
Invictus 9121 Barrino Brothers – Try It You’ll Like It 2.59
Invictus 9123 Parliament – Come On In Out Of The Rain 2.55
Invictus 9124 8th Day – I Gotta Get Home (Can’t Let My Baby Get Lonely) 3.21
Invictus 9125 Holland-Dozier- Why Can’t We Be Lovers 3.44
Invictus 9126 Chairmen of the Board – Let Me Down Easy 2.42
Invictus 9128 Freda Payne – He’s In My Life 3.44
Invictus 9129 Glass House – Thanks I Needed That 2.43
Invictus 9130 Barrino Brothers – Livin’ High Off The Goodness Of Your Love 3.21
Invictus 9132 Danny Woods – Everybody’s Tippin’ 2.52
Invictus 9133 Holland-Dozier- Don’t Leave Me Starving For Your Love (Part 1) 3.24
Invictus 1251 Chairmen of the Board – Finder’s Keepers (Vocal) 3.21
Invictus 1252 General Johnson – Only Time Will Tell (Vocal) 3.39
Invictus 1253 Holland Dozier- Slipping Away 3.23
Invictus 1254 Holland Dozier feat Lamont Dozier- New Breed Kinda Woman 2.51
Invictus 1255 Freda Payne – Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right 3.19
Invictus 1256 Barrino Brothers- Born On The Wild (Vocal) 3.26
Invictus 1257 Freda Payne – Mother Misery’s Favorite Child 5.07
Invictus 1258 Holland Dozier- I’m Gonna Hijack Ya, Kidnap Ya, Take What I Want 3.40
NOTES:
Invictus 9122 Chairmen of the Board – Previously released as Invictus 9099B
Invictus 9127 & 9131 unreleased
CD 6: Invictus Records – The B Sides
Invictus 9120 Ty Hunter – I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore 3.44
Invictus 9122 Chairmen of the Board – Everybody’s Got A Song To Sing 2.36
Invictus 9124 8th Day – Good Book 4.07
Invictus 9126 Chairmen of the Board – I Can’t Find Myself 2.31
Invictus 9128 Freda Payne – Through The Memory Of My Mind 2.40
Invictus 9129 Glass House – I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore 3.42
Invictus 9130 Barrino Brothers – Livin’ High Off The Goodness Of Your Love – Inst 3.13
Invictus 9132 Danny Woods – Roller Coaster 2.53
Invictus 9133 Holland-Dozier- Don’t Leave Me Starving For Your Love (Part 2) 2.19
Invictus 1251 Chairmen of the Board – Finder’s Keepers (Instrumental) 3.42
Invictus 1252 General Johnson – Only Time Will Tell (Instrumental) 4.05
Invictus 1253 Holland Dozier- Can’t Get Enough (Instrumental) 2.41
Invictus 1254 Holland Dozier- If You Don’t Want To Be In My Life 3.03
Invictus 1255 Freda Payne – We’ve Gotta Find A Way Back To Love 3.05
Invictus 1256 Barrino Brothers- Born On The Wild – Inst 4.18
Invictus 1257 Freda Payne – For No Reason 2.36
Invictus 1258 Holland Dozier- You Took Me From A World Outside 3.38
NOTES:
Invictus 9118 Glass House – Previously released as Invictus 9111B
Invictus 9119 Harrison Kennedy – Previously released as Invictus 9112A
Invictus 9121 Barrino Brothers – Previously released as Invictus 9104A
Invictus 9123 Parliament – Previously released as Invictus 9077A
Invictus 9125 Holland-Dozier- Previously released as Invictus 9110B
Invictus 9127 & 9131 unreleased
CD 7: Invictus Records – The A Sides
Invictus 1259 Melvin Davis – You Made Me Over 3.30
Invictus 1260 Lee Charles – Sittin’ On A Time Bomb (Waiting For The Hurt To Come) 2.50
Invictus 1263 Chairmen of the Board – Life & Death Pt 2 3.48
Invictus 1264 Laura Lee – I Need It Just As Bad As You 2.57
Invictus 1265 Brian Holland – I’m So Glad (Part I) 3.57
Invictus 1267 Natural High – Bump Your Lady (Part I) 2.15
Invictus 1268 Chairmen of the Board – Everybody Party All Night 2.58
Invictus 1269 Tyrone Edwards – Can’t Get Enough Of You 2.59
Invictus 1271 Chairmen of the Board – Let’s Have Some Fun 3.38
Invictus 1272 Brian Holland – Let’s Get Together 3.50
Invictus 1273 Laura Lee – Don’t Leave Me Starving For Your Love 2.59
Invictus 1274 Hi Lites- That’s Love (Vocal) 3.06
Invictus 1275 Earl English – Wanting You (Vocal) 2.46
Invictus 1276 Chairmen of the Board – Skin I’m In 3.18
Invictus 1277 Eloise Laws – Touch Me 3.39
Invictus 1278 Chairmen of the Board Ft Prince Harold – You’ve Got Extra Added Power In Your Love 3.29
Invictus 1279 New York Port Authority – I Got It (Part 1) 3.33
Invictus 1280 Eloise Laws – Love Goes Deeper Than That 4.07
Invictus 1282 Previously released as Invictus 1280B
Invictus 1283 New York Port Authority – I Don’t Want To Work Today 3.21
NOTES:
Invictus 1261, 1262, 1266, 1270 & 1281 all unreleased
CD 8: Invictus Records – The B Sides
Invictus 1260 Lee Charles – Get Your House In Order (Instrumental) 2.42
Invictus 1263 Chairmen of the Board – Live With Me, Love With Me 2.09
Invictus 1265 Brian Holland – I’m So Glad (Part 2) 2.54
Invictus 1267 Natural High – Bump Your Lady (Part 2) 1.50
Invictus 1268 Chairmen of the Board – Morning Glory (Instrumental) 2.20
Invictus 1269 Tyrone Edwards – You Took Me from A World Outside 2.47
Invictus 1271 Chairmen of the Board – Love At First Sight 3.52
Invictus 1272 Brian Holland – Superwoman (You Ain’t No Ordinary Woman) 4.02
Invictus 1273 Laura Lee – (If You Want To Try Love Again) Remember Me 3.58
Invictus 1274 Hi Lites- That’s Love (Inst) 3.24
Invictus 1275 Earl English – Wanting You (Instrumental) 3.07
Invictus 1277 Eloise Laws – Stay With Me 3.05
Invictus 1278 Chairmen of the Board Featuring Prince Harold – Someone Just Like You 2.51
Invictus 1279 New York Port Authority – I Got It (Part 2) 4.14
Invictus 1280 Eloise Laws – Put A Little Love Into It (When You Do It) 3.30
Invictus 1282 Eloise Laws – Camouflage 4.50
Invictus 1283 New York Port Authority – Guess I’m Gonna Cry 3.19
NOTES:
Invictus 1261, 1262, 1266, 1270, 1276, 1281 unreleased
Invictus 1259 Melvin Davis – Previously released as Invictus 9115A,
Invictus 1264 Laura Lee – Previously released as Hot Wax 7207B,
Invictus 1276 Chairmen of the Board – Previously released as Invictus 1271B
CD 9: Hot Wax Records – The A Sides
Hot Wax 6901 Honey Cone – While You’re Out Looking For Sugar 2.44
Hot Wax 6902 Flaming Ember – Mind, Body And Soul 2.54
Hot Wax 6903 Honey Cone – Girls It Ain’t Easy 3.13
Hot Wax 6904 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup) 2.50
Hot Wax 6907 Flaming Ember – Shades Of Green 3.38
Hot Wax 7001 Honey Cone – Take My Love 3.08
Hot Wax 7003 Flaming Ember – Westbound # 9 3.31
Hot Wax 7004 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Somebody’s Been Sleeping 2.47
Hot Wax 7005 Honey Cone – When Will It End 2.52
Hot Wax 7006 Flaming Ember – I’m Not My Brothers Keeper 4.10
Hot Wax 7007 Laura Lee – Wedlock Is A Padlock 3.09
Hot Wax 7008 Silent Majority – Frightened Girl 2.18
Hot Wax 7009 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – One Man’s Leftovers (Is Another Man’s Feast) 2.23
Hot Wax 7010 Flaming Ember – Stop The World And Let Me Off 3.03
Hot Wax 7011 Honey Cone – Want Ads 2.46
Hot Wax 7102 McKinley Jackson & The Politicians – Love Machine Part 1 2.52
Hot Wax 7103 Flaming Ember – Sunshine 3.56
Hot Wax 7104 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Driveway 2.42
Hot Wax 7105 Laura Lee – Women’s Love Rights 3.13
Hot Wax 7106 Honey Cone – Stick Up 2.51
Hot Wax 7108 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – 90 Day Freeze (On Her Love) 2.48
Hot Wax 7109 Flaming Ember – If It’s Good To You (It’s Good For You) 2.59
NOTES:
Hot Wax 6905, 6906, 7002, 7101, 7107 all unreleased
CD 10: Hot Wax Records – The B Sides
Hot Wax 6901 Honey Cone – The Feeling’s Gone 2.50
Hot Wax 6902 Flaming Ember – Filet De Soul (Inst) 2.20
Hot Wax 6904 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Not Enough Love To Satisfy 3.22
Hot Wax 6907 Flaming Ember – Don’t You Wanna Wanna 3.17
Hot Wax 7001 Honey Cone – Take Me With You 3.00
Hot Wax 7003 Flaming Ember – Why Don’t You Stay 3.10
Hot Wax 7004 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – I’ve Come To Save You 2.56
Hot Wax 7006 Flaming Ember – Deserted Village 4.39
Hot Wax 7007 Laura Lee – Her Picture Matches Mine 3.53
Hot Wax 7008 Silent Majority – Colors Of My Love 2.29
Hot Wax 7009 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – If I Could See The Light In The Window 2.42
Hot Wax 7010 Flaming Ember – Robot In A Robot’s World 2.57
Hot Wax 7011 Honey Cone – We Belong Together 3.11
Hot Wax 7102 McKinley Jackson & The Politicians – Love Machine Part 2 (Inst) 2.34
Hot Wax 7103 Flaming Ember – 1200 Miles 3.34
Hot Wax 7104 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Love Is Sweeter (The Second Time Around) 3.32
Hot Wax 7106 Honey Cone – V.I.P. 3.48
Hot Wax 7109 Flaming Ember – If It’s Good To You (It’s Good For You) Inst 2.53
NOTES:
Hot Wax 6903 Honey Cone – Previously released as Hot Wax 6901B
Hot Wax 6905, 6906, 7002, 7101, 7107 unreleased
Hot Wax 7005 Honey Cone – Previously released as Hot Wax 7001B
Hot Wax 7108 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Previously released as Hot Wax 6904B
CD 11: Hot Wax Records – The A Sides
Hot Wax 7110 Honey Cone – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show Part I 3.29
Hot Wax 7111 Laura Lee – Love And Liberty 3.03
Hot Wax 7112 Silent Majority – Something New About You 3.07
Hot Wax 7113 Honey Cone – The Day I Found Myself 3.03
Hot Wax 7114 Politicians – Free Your Mind (Instrumental) 2.46
Hot Wax 7201 Laura Lee – I Don’t Want Nothing Old (But Money) 2.31
Hot Wax 7202 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Everything Good Is Bad 3.12
Hot Wax 7204 Laura Lee – Rip Off 3.16
Hot Wax 7205 Honey Cone – Sittin’ On A Time Bomb (Waitin’ For The Hurt To Come) 3.41
Hot Wax 7206 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Don’t Scratch Where It Don’t Itch 3.48
Hot Wax 7207 Laura Lee – If You Can Beat Me Rockin’ (You Can Have My Chair) 2.53
Hot Wax 7208 Honey Cone – Innocent ’til Proven Guilty 3.29
Hot Wax 7210 Laura Lee – Crumbs Off The Table 3.11
Hot Wax 7211 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Since You Been Gone 3.48
Hot Wax 7212 Honey Cone – Ace In The Hole 3.05
Hot Wax 7301 Honey Cone – If I Can’t Fly 3.23
Hot Wax 7303 Lee Charles – Somebody’s Gonna Hurt You, Like You Hurt Me 2.49
Hot Wax 7305 Laura Lee – I’ll Catch You When You Fall 3.26
Hot Wax 9254 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – My Piece Of The Rock (Vocal) 3.00
Hot Wax 9255 Honey Cone featuring Sharon Cash – Somebody Is Always Messing Up A Good Thing 3.24
Hot Wax 9256 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) & New York Port Authority – I’m Mad As Hell (Ain’t Gonna Take No More) Part 1 3.23
NOTES:
Hot Wax 7203, 7209, 7304 Unreleased
Hot Wax 7302, Laura Lee – Previously released as Invictus 1273
CD 12: Hot Wax Records – The B Sides
Hot Wax 7110 Honey Cone – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show Part 2 3.24
Hot Wax 7201 Laura Lee – Since I Fell For You 5.37
Hot Wax 7202 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – I’d Rather Fight Than Switch 2.52
Hot Wax 7204 Laura Lee – Two Lovely Pillows 3.33
Hot Wax 7205 Honey Cone – It’s Better To Have Loved And Lost 2.44
Hot Wax 7206 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – If I Could See The Light In The Window 3.12
Hot Wax 7207 Laura Lee – If I’m Good Enough To Love (I’m Good Enough To Marry) 3.39
Hot Wax 7208 Honey Cone – Don’t Send Me An Invitation 3.01
Hot Wax 7210 Laura Lee – You’ve Got To Save Me 3.16
Hot Wax 7211 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – Nothing Sweeter Than Love 3.22
Hot Wax 7212 Honey Cone – O-O-O Baby, Baby 6.20
Hot Wax 7301 Honey Cone – Woman Can’t Live By Bread Alone 3.02
Hot Wax 7303 Lee Charles – I Just Want To Be Loved 3.53
Hot Wax 7305 Laura Lee – I Can’t Hold On Much Longer 2.59
Hot Wax 9254 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) – My Piece Of The Rock Inst 3.09
Hot Wax 9255 Honey Cone featuring Sharon Cash – Truth Will Come Out 3.06
Hot Wax 9256 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) & New York Port Authority- I’m Mad As Hell (Ain’t Gonna Take No More) Part 2 4.12
NOTES:
Hot Wax 7111 Laura Lee – Previously released as Hot Wax 7201A
Hot Wax 7112 Silent Majority – Previously released as Hot Wax 7008B
Hot Wax 7113 Honey Cone – Previously released as Hot Wax 7005A
Hot Wax 7114 Politicians – Previously released as Hot Wax 7102B
Hot Wax 7203, 7209, 7304 Unreleased
Hot Wax 7302 Laura Lee – Previously released as Hot Wax 7207B
CD 13: Music Merchant Records – The A Sides
 + HDH Acetates, Test Pressings & Remixes
Music Merchant 1001 Brenda Holloway – Let Love Grow 2.40
Music Merchant 1002 Just Brothers – Tears Ago 2.18
Music Merchant 1003 Jones Girls – Come Back 2.33
Music Merchant 1004 Brotherly Love – Mama’s Little Baby (Loves Lovin’) 2.44
Music Merchant 1005 Warlock – You’ve Been My Rock 2.43
Music Merchant 1006 Sweet Rock – Big Train 3.02
Music Merchant 1007 Brotherly Love – Growing Pains 3.07
Music Merchant 1008 Just Brothers – Things Will Be Better Tomorrow 2.17
Music Merchant 1009 Jones Girls – Your Love Controls Me 2.41
Music Merchant 1011 Eloise Laws – Tighten Him Up 2.59
Music Merchant 1012 Smith Connection – I Can’t Hold On Much Longer 3.00
Music Merchant 1013 Eloise Laws – Love Factory 3.25
Music Merchant 1014 Smith Connection – I’ve Come To Stay 4.12
Music Merchant 1015 Smith Connection – I’m Bugging Your Phone Pt 1 2.37
Music Merchant 1016 Raynel Wynglass – Bar B Q Ribs 2.42
Music Merchant 1017 The Jones Girls – Taster Of The Honey (Not Keeper Of The Bee) 2.51
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Chairmen of the Board – What’s The Use 2.43
Previously Unreleased Acetate – The Honey Cone – Woman Can’t Live by Bread Alone
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Barrino Brothers – Trapped In A Love 2.55
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – Eloise Laws – (You’re Mine) Baby Doll 3.17
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Barrino Brothers – Something About You 3.33
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – Eloise Laws – Don’t Burn The Bridge 4.55
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – Satisfaction Unlimited – Bright City Lights – Unreleased Single Version 3.41
Previously Unreleased Acetate – 100 Proof Aged In Soul – Since You’ve Been Gone – Unreleased Long Version 5.45
Previously Unreleased Remix – Freda Payne – Unhooked Generation – Tom Moulton Remix 5.02
NOTES:
Music Merchant 1010 Just Brothers – Previously released as Music Merchant 1002B
CD 14: Music Merchant Records – The B Sides 
+ HDH Acetates, Test Pressings & Unreleased Remixes
Music Merchant 1001 Brenda Holloway – Some Quiet Place (To Rest My Mind) 2.40
Music Merchant 1002 Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes 2.20
Music Merchant 1003 Jones Girls – You’re The Only Bargain I’ve Got 3.49
Music Merchant 1004 Brotherly Love – Bingo 2.30
Music Merchant 1005 Warlock – The Judgement Day 2.43
Music Merchant 1006 Sweet Rock – 1984 2.55
Music Merchant 1007 Brotherly Love – I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore 3.27
Music Merchant 1010 Just Brothers – You’ve Got The Love To Make Me Over 3.29
Music Merchant 1011 Eloise Laws – You Made Me An Offer I Can’t Refuse 3.10
Music Merchant 1012 Smith Connection – (I’ve Been A Winner, I’ve Been A Loser) I’ve Been In Love 3.30
Music Merchant 1013 Eloise Laws – Stay With Me 3.06
Music Merchant 1014 Smith Connection – The Day You Leave 3.24
Music Merchant 1015 Smith Connection – I’m Bugging Your Phone (Part 2) 3.06
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Chairmen of the Board – Where There Is Faith, There Is Hope 3.03
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – Honey Cone – If I Can’t Fly – Unreleased Version 3.06
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Barrino Brothers – I Want To Give You All The Love You’ve Been Giving Me 2.51
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Honey Cone – Come Back 2.46
Previously Unreleased Acetate – Eloise Laws – The Easiest Way To Fall 2.30
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – The Jones Girls – Don’t Be Sorry Be Careful 2.46
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – Eloise Laws – I Think You Need Love 2.54
Previously Unreleased Test Pressing – Satisfaction Unlimited – Why – Unreleased Single Version 2.45
Previously Unreleased Remix – Chairmen of the Board – Give Me Just A Little More Time – Tom Moulton Remix 4.19
Previously Unreleased Remix – Chairmen of the Board – You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String – Tom Moulton Remix 4.46
NOTES:
Music Merchant 1008 Just Brothers – Previously released as Music Merchant 1002B
Music Merchant 1009 Jones Girls – Previously released as Music Merchant 1003B
Music Merchant 1016 Raynel Wynglass – unreleased
Music Merchant 1017 unreleased

Ventures

Mashed Potatoes & Dance Party – Ventures

Front

01  Lucille
02  Gravy
03  Hernando’s Hideaway
04  Mashed Potato Time
05  Summertime
06  Hot Summer
07  Poison Ivy
08  The Wah Watusi
09  Instant Mashed
10  Scratch
11  Hully Gully Baby
12  Spudnik
13  Mr Moto
14  Theme From Come September
15  Ya Ya Wobble
16  Night Drive
17  Venus
18  The Intruder
19  Gandy Dancer
20  Sweet And Lovely
21  Limbo Rock
22  Lolita Ya Ya
23  Locomotion
24  Gully Ver
25  Wild Night
26  El Cumbanchero
27  Lady Of Spain

Appreciating the Andantes

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Appreciating the Andantes

To say Motown founder and label head Berry Gordy ran a tight ship is a ridiculous understatement; what seemed like a small gathering of musicians, songwriters and producers in the basement of a modest two-story home on Detroit’s West Grand Blvd. was actually an incredibly complex unit of countless interlocking parts, so many that, thanks also in part to Gordy’s near-dictatorial style, many of the label’s most important employees never got the recognition they deserved. For every singer or group who became a household name there were a two or three unknowns;  even the local jazz musicians who made a large part of the magic happen — we know them today as the Funk Brothers — labored in obscurity for decades.

Виж как да отслабнеш бързо, лесно и естествено.

Then there’s the tale of The Andantes, three singers who never had a hit of their own, but who’ve been heard on a couple of dozen giant national hits nonetheless; these were Gordy’s go-to girls when he needed notes male vocal groups couldn’t hit (as with theFour Tops and the Temptations), or in the more traditional use as backing vocalists (as with Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder), or even, in classic anonymous girl-group fashion, when needed to take the place of most if not all female vocalists when they were unavailable or not up to the task (The Supremes, The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas). Louvain Demps, Jackie Hicks, and Marlene Barrow did it all, and while you can hear their sonic thumbprint if you listen to the totality of their output, the Andantes were so unrecognized that they couldn’t even score a hit under their own name. Not that they didn’t try. (Ironically, one of their two flop Motown 45s was issued under a different group name, and the one actually labeled as the Andantes didn’t feature any of the ladies on lead!)

The trio first arrived at Motown to back up a friend, one of many, many artists rejected by the label, but the girls kept getting called back without him. From 1962 to 1972 the Andantes appeared on a staggering 20,000 songs, the vast majority of which were recorded at Gordy labels. When the empire moved to Los Angeles, Gordy didn’t even think to ask the girls to relocate, even though by that time they were indispensable enough to have had their own office in his Detroit complex. They floundered in the years since, though a label called Motortown recorded them, as primary artists and as backup, from 1989-1992 with some success. The Andantes finally got the recognition they deserved in 2013, when the Motown museum featured them prominently in their girl-group exhibit. But these ladies performed on many more records than even the Supremes, and would have earned their place in history just for answering Marvin on his greatest ’60s hit (“Heard it through the grapevine / not much longer would you be my baby”). Their legacy as a crucial element in the Sound of Young America will last as long as those hits do. Which is to say forever.

Famous songs on which the Andantes sing backup:

Other artists with which the Andantes worked: David Ruffin, Rare Earth, The Contours, Amos Milburn, Kim Weston, Shorty Long

Tommy James & The Shondells

Definitive Pop Collection – Tommy James & The Shondells

front

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cd 1

01  Hanky Panky
02  Say I Am (What I Am)
03  It’s Only Love
04  I Think We’re Alone Now
05  I Like The Way
06  Mirage
07  (Baby, Baby) I Can’t Take It No More
08  Run, Run, Baby, Run
09  Gettin’ Together
10  Real Girl
11  Out Of The Blue
12  Love’s Closin’ In On Me
13  Get Out Now
14  One Two Three And I Fell
15  (I’m) Taken

cd 2

01  Mony Mony
02  Somebody Cares
03  Do Something To Me
04  Crimson And Clover
05  Sugar On Sunday
06  Sweet Cherry Wine
07  Crystal Blue Persuasion
08  Ball Of Fire
09  She
10  Loved One
11  Gotta Get Back To You
12  Come To Me
13  Draggin’ The Line
14  Nothing To Hide
15  Tighter, Tighter

Jackie DeShannon

What The World Needs Now – Jackie DeShannon

front

01  Buddy
02  Heaven Is Being With You
03  You Won’t Forget Me
04  Needles And Pins
05  Hellos And Goodbyes
06  When You Walk In The Room
07  Till You Say You’ll Be Mine
08  Breakaway
09  Should I Cry (Alternate Take)
10  I Remember The Boy
11  Dream Boy
12  Don’t Turn Your Back On Me
13  What The World Needs Now Is Love
14  A Lifetime Of Loneliness
15  Come And Get Me
16  Splendor In The Grass (Version #1)
17  For Granted (From The Motion Picture C’Mon, Let’s Live A Little)
18  Windows And Doors
19  I Can Make It With You
20  500 Miles From Yesterday
21  Where Does The Sun Go
22  It Shines On You Too
23  Reason To Believe
24  The Weight
25  Come And Stay With Me (Remix)
26  Put A Little Love In Your Heart
27  Love Will Find A Way
28  Brighton Hill