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

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


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

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

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Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad

Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad


One of the strangest and best Dutch bands of the mid-'60s, Les Baroques always seemed out of synch with the real world. They had a French name, a lead singer with an obviously anglicized pseudonym (Gary O'Shannon, real name Gerard Schoenaker), and played R&B-tinged pop-rock with odd streaks of European folk tunes and corny orchestral arrangements. Their reputation hinges chiefly upon their first four singles and self-titled 1966 LP, all recorded with O'Shannon before the singer left the group at the end of 1966. At his best, O'Shannon could sound like a less polished, neurotic version of Van Morrison, delivering songs that, like much Dutch beat of the mid-'60s, were sullen and minor-keyed. Les Baroques took this moodiness to extremes, however, in cuts like "Silky" and "Summer Beach," which had a dreamlike sheen and forlorn, doomed atmosphere. At other times, they espoused an earthier, R&B-based sound more in line with some British groups of the time, especially in the sharp organ riffs; "She's Mine" closely approximates Them's ballads, while "O, O, Baby Give Me That Show" is a good Animals clone. "Such a Cad," a weird punky number that was, like several of their 45s, embellished with bassoon (!) fills, was a big Dutch hit in 1966. But after one more fine single, the typically inscrutable "I'll Send You to the Moon," O'Shannon had to leave the band for military service. Les Baroques did continue for five more singles and a second LP with Michel van Dijk as lead singer, but it wasn't the same, although the first two singles with this lineup, "Working on a Tsing Tsang" and "Bottle Party," were acceptably twisted pop numbers.

Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad (2015)

Les Baroques ‎– Such A Cad

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The Hunters - The Complete Hunters

The Hunters - The Complete Hunters



The Hunters was the first group which brought Akkerman success outside Amsterdam. His virtuoso guitar lick in their hit single, "Russian spy and I" brought him instant recognition all over Holland. At about this time, aged 18, he recorded his first album, "Talent for sale". This album mainly consists of covers of famous R&B and rock'n'roll hits such as "What'd I say", "Green Onions" and "Mercy Mercy".


Formed 1965, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Disbanded 1968

Members

Jan Akkerman (guitar), Paul Hubert (guitar, vocals), Sidney Wachtel (drums), Ron Bijtelaar (bass, 1966-68)

Related Artists Breakaway, Dimitri, Ginger Ale, Johnny & His Cellar Rockers, The Marquees, De Maskers 

The Hunters - The Complete Hunters

The Hunters - The Complete Hunters

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)


Group $oall

Formed 1967, Hillegom, Netherlands
Disbanded 1969

Members:
Kees van der Elst (vocals), Aad Maas (guitar, keyboards), Martin van der Valk (guitar), Harry Maas (bass), Koos van der Wolf (drums)
Also Known As
The Rocking Stars, Tommy Clifford & The Applicants, Jerry & The Applicants, J. and the A’s

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)


Recordings from Amsterdam, May 1967:

A1.Follow the Man
A2.By My Side
A3.Will You Teach Me How to Love
A4.Adation

Recordings from The Hague, February 1967:

B1.Stephanie
B2.Will You Teach Me How to Love
B3.Well, I Am a Boy
B4.Adation

By My Side

Group $oall - By My Side (1967)


Format : Vinyl,Mini LP,10"

Label : Misty Lane Records
Pressing : MISTY 048 
Year : 1999
Comment : GROUP $OALL are a true nederbeat legend,one of those pretty obscure acts that were known in between ecord collectors for their haunting moody beat rarities,all compiled here together for the first timeLimited to 700 hand-numbered copies. 

The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)

The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)



Members:

John Coenen : basgitaar, gitaar, mondharmonika, zang
Loek van Heijster : drums
Michel Nita : basgitaar, flugelhorn, gitaar, percussie, piano, trompet, zang
René Innemee : dobro, gitaar, bouzoucky, zang
Jan Franssen : drums, zang
Fred Limpens : gitaar, trompet, zang
Floor Minnaert : fluit, saxofoon, toetsinstrumenten, zang
Andre Smith : basgitaar
Pie Limpens :
saxofoons
Hammy Lipsch :
saxofoons, clarinet, fluit 


De groep The Walkers ontstond in 1963 uit The Mosam Skiffle Group. Met popmuziek met skiffle-accent en zang van Jean Innemee hadden The Walkers een geheel eigen sound. Hun song There's no more corn (on the brasos) bereikte hoge plaatsen op hitlijsten over de hele wereld. Met de komst van René Innemee in 1973 veranderde de stijl van The Walkers in de richting country. De groep bleef echter succesvol.

Muzikanten van The Walkers wonnen in 1977 samen met die van The Classics & Rainbow het eerste Limburgs Vastelaovesleedjes Konkoer. Het winnende liedje Vaan Eysde tot de Mookerhei is sindsdien een carnavalshit gebleven.

Eind 1979 hielden The Walkers op te bestaan. In een gewijzigde bezetting ging de band als The Press verder.

Lees de volledige biografie hier :

The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)

The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)

The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)


Dutch rock band the Cats were popular during the late '60s and early '70s, releasing a bunch of English-language hits and full-length albums during this peak period. Founded in the mid-'60s in Volendam, the Netherlands, the band was comprised of Cees Veerman (vocals, guitar; born October 6, 1943), Piet Veerman (vocals, guitar; born March 1, 1943), Jaap Schilder (guitar, piano; born January 9, 1943), Arnold Muhren (bass; born January 28, 1944), and Theo Klouwer (drums; born June 30, 1947). The Cats made their album debut in 1967 with Cats as Cats Can, and at least one new album followed each year until the swan song release The End of the Show (1980). Some of the band's most popular hits include "Times Were When" (1968), "Lea" (1968), "Why" (1969), "Scarlet Ribbons" (1969), "Marian" (1969), "Magical Mystery Morning" (1970), "Where Have I Been Wrong?" (1970), "One Way Wind" (1971), "Let's Dance" (1972), "There Has Been a Time" (1972), "Let's Go Together" (1973), "Maribaja" (1973), "Rock 'n' Roll" (1973), "Be My Day" (1974), and "Come Sunday" (1974). The popularity of the Cats declined sharply during the mid-'70s, and the band ultimately broke up in 1979. Piet Veerman subsequently embarked on a solo career, releasing the album Back to You (1980), but didn't experience solo success until 1987, when he released the eponymous album Piet Veerman and the smash hit single "Sailin' Home." Following the band's breakup in 1980, the Cats reunited from time to time, and their greatest hits were compiled time and time again on a long list of best-of collections.

The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)


John Lamers with Cees and his Skyliners - The Story Of...


 Original 1960s Indo Rock made in the Netherlands! 


The Story Of .... a complete overview by John Lamers with Cees and His Skyliners. 28 great rock 'n roll oldies. including many hit singles like for example Crazy Love.









The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967


Hans Hollestelle sologitaar 
Martin Dubbeldam vocals 
Martin Bijlard percussion guitar (overl.) 
Jan Hollestelle bass guitar, vocals 
Ruud Kleijn drums, vocals 

The Torero's from Hilversum was one of the most successful guitars from the Gooi. 
The group, which was founded from the school desks on 1 October 1960, initially operated under the names Peter and his Dynamites and (Peter Welch and) The Flying Arrows. The first line-up consisted of Hans Hollestelle (solo guitar), Jaap de Hoog (percussion guitar), Peter Langhorst (vocals) and Ruud Kleijn (drums). Singer Peter Langhorst called himself Peter Welch. The boys played on self-build guitars and still without a bass guitarist. Jan Hollestelle, at first too young to join the group, later assumed the role of bass guitarist. The talented musicians Hans and Jan Hollestelle had a musical background: their father was the well-known bass baritone David Hollestelle.



The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

In het voorprogramma van The Beatles (Blokker, juni 1964)


The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

Vlnr Jan Lambeck, Jan Hollestelle, Hans Thijssen, Hans Hollestelle, Jan Cressent 
(laatste bezetting van The Torero's, vanaf 25 juli 1966 tot medio 1967)

1963 Valley rider/Surfside (RCA 47.9465)
I'll never get over you/She  was my love (RCA 47.9481)
Manha de carnival/Beatnik time (RCA 47.9514)
1964 Desperado/Sentimental sunset (RCA 47.9555)
1965 Talkin'the blues/Fried eggs (RCA 47.9596)
1966 Baldheaded woman/As tears go by (RCA 47.9652)
Daddy loves baby/Come (Decca AT 10.221)
1967 Lost upon you/Everything's gonna be allright (Decca AT 10.244)
Mexicanas/Lucille (Decca AT 10.271)


The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967

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The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions' first two LPs are combined onto one CD on this 2001 Pseudonym reissue, with the addition of seven bonus tracks (all but one from non-LP 1965-1966 singles). All but one of the dozen songs on the Motions' debut LP, Introduction to the Motions, were penned by Robbie van Leeuwen, their reliance upon original material in itself setting them apart from many non-British European bands. It's fair but derivative mainstream British Invasion-style rock, neither too pop nor too R&B-oriented. Van Leeuwen gets into Continental-style mordant folk music on "I'll Follow the Sun" (not the Beatles song) and attractive beat balladry on "No Matter Where You Run." But usually this is brash rock with echoes of both Merseybeat and early mod rock (some Kinks influences are especially evident). It's simultaneously moody and exuberant, yet a little anonymous-sounding, the best and most tuneful track being "For Another Man." In comparison with their brasher debut album, Their Own Way was disappointingly sluggish and subdued. The emphasis was on rather lethargic soul-rock ballads, as if songwriter Ronnie van Leeuwen was trying to find something that would get the same chart success as (better) British singers of the time such as the Walker Brothers. "Why Don't You Take It" was a pretty obvious attempt to capture a Drifters-like mood, and though the group occasionally got into a bluesy mode, the sound was surprisingly thin and the execution rather perfunctory. The biggest problem was that the songs weren't memorable, with the notable exception of the scorching "Everything That's Mine," now enshrined on the Nuggets 2 box set. That track is a mod masterpiece with screeching guitar that's just as exciting as the early Who or Small Faces, and its appearance at the very end of the album is downright shocking, blowing the rest of the set out the window. The bonus tracks aren't too exciting or notable; the only one not taken from a non-LP 45 is a previously unreleased stereo version of a song from Their Own Way, "You've Hurt Yourself."

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)


The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)


HOLLAND DOZIER HOLLAND - The Complete 45’s Collection (1968-1977)VA - Nederbeat DownbeatLes Baroques ‎– Such A CadThe Hunters - The Complete HuntersGroup $oall - By My Side (1967)The Walkers ‎– Skiffle Train (1970)The Cats - Cats As Cats Can (1968)John Lamers with Cees and his Skyliners -  The Story Of...The Torero's - Singles & EPs 1963 - 1967The Motions - Introduction To The Motions & Their Own Way  (1965 &1966)

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