Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Take Me Back to the Roots

Lamont Dozier has been writing and recording music his whole life, starting at an early age of 13 with his groups The Romeo and The Voicemasters. He became best known during the "Motown music explosion" of the 1960's as part of the Holland-Dozier-Holland writing/production team that consisted of himself, Eddie Holland, and his brother Brian Dozier. This production team went on to write hit songs for early legendary motown groups like The Supremes, The Fourtops, Marvin Gaye, and The Temptations to name a few. As a solo artist during the 1970's Dozier released many successful LPs and singles including "Boogie Business" and "Bittersweet" which became underground disco club classics, as did my favorite Dozier cut, 1977's "Going Back To My Roots". This disco-funk cut was orginally released off his third solo effort entitled Peddlin' Music On The Side off of the Warner Bros. label. This new and more dance oriented direction opened himself up to a new generation, while making a name for himself in the underground club scene of the 1970's. To this day, "Going Back To My Roots" remains to be a classic dancefloor gem, most recently being included Danny Krivit's Grass Roots and Louie Vega's Choice mix compilations. A classic dance track for one of Motown's finest.

Lamont Dozier - Going Back to My Roots (12" version)

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SoulFunkLifestyles said...

A superior dance tune.