Monday, May 16, 2011
BRIAN & EDWARD HOLLAND :: LAMONT DOZIER
This one never leaves the 45 box. We'll, actually it did. I was preparing for gig the other day, going through a box of 45s and re discovered this Sweet Soul record from 72. I've been listening to the Coke Escovedo version for the last few weeks which is also Fantastic.
Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier began writing and recording these hits, "Don't Leave Me Starvin' For Your Love" and "Why Can't We Be Lovers" on Invictus. They recorded as a duo in 1973, the year that the partnership ended. Lamont Dozier than pursued a solo recording career and had hits with "Trying to Hold on to My Woman," "Fish Ain't Biting," and "Let Me Start Tonight" on ABC Records in 1974. Later he switched to Warner Brothers and then to Columbia. Dozier produced Areatha Franklin's 1977 album Sweet Passion and wrote for Simply Red, Boz Scaggs, Eric Clapton, and Phil Collins during the '80s. In 1991, he recorded Inside Seduction for Atlantic Records.
HOLLAND & LAMONT DOZIER - WHY CANT WE BE LOVERS 1972