Lamont Dozier

Real Name:
Lamont Herbert Dozier
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Lamont Dozier (June 16, 1941 – August 8, 2022) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, from Detroit, Michigan.
Part of the acclaimed 1960-'70s US songwriting/production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland.

NOTE: When appearing together with Brian Holland please use Holland & Dozier; these are usually production credits. When appearing together as part of the Holland-Dozier-Holland trio please use Holland-Dozier-Holland; these are usually songwriting credits. (In both cases remember to use an ANV (Artist Name Variation), depending on how they are actually listed on the release itself).
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Albums

1C 062-95 067 Out Here On My Own — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Out Here On My Own (Album) ABC Records 1C 062-95 067 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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ABCD-839 Black Bach — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Black Bach (Album) ABC Records ABCD-839 US 1974 Sell This Version
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KZ 33134 The New Lamont Dozier Album - Love And Beauty — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier The New Lamont Dozier Album - Love And Beauty (Album) Invictus KZ 33134 US 1974 Sell This Version
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BS 2929 Right There — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Right There (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 2929 US 1976 Sell This Version
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BS 3039 Peddlin' Music On The Side — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Peddlin' Music On The Side (Album) Warner Bros. Records BS 3039 US 1977 Sell This Version
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W 56594 Bittersweet — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Bittersweet (Album) Warner Bros. Records W 56594 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
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ASF2639 Working On You — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Working On You (Album) Columbia ASF2639 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
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CMM-104AEC Lamont — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Lamont (Album) M&M Records, M&M Records CMM-104AEC US 1981 Sell This Version
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FIEND 12 Bigger Than Life — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Bigger Than Life (Album) Demon Records FIEND 12 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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ZATC 9908 Inside Seduction — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Inside Seduction (Album) Atlantic ZATC 9908 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
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PRCD 3924-2 Profiled — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Profiled(CD, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 3924-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
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AW 6/02 The Songs Of Lamont Dozier - An Interview Sampler With Musical Extracts — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier The Songs Of Lamont Dozier - An Interview Sampler With Musical Extracts(2xCD, Promo, Smplr) EMI Music Publishing AW 6/02 US 2002 Sell This Version
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54633-2 Reflections Of... — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Reflections Of...(CD, Album) Jam Right Entertainment 54633-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
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VVNL32961 Reimagination — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Reimagination (Album) V2 VVNL32961 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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none An American Original — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier An American Original(CD, Album) HitHouse Records (2) none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

Mel-o-dy 102 Dearest One  — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Dearest One (7", Single) Mel-o-dy Mel-o-dy 102 US 1962 Sell This Version
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INV 525 Why Can't We Be Lovers / Don't Leave Me (Instrumental) — Lamont Dozier Holland-Dozier* Featuring Lamont Dozier Holland-Dozier* Featuring Lamont Dozier - Why Can't We Be Lovers / Don't Leave Me (Instrumental) (Single) Invictus INV 525 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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ZS7 1254 New Breed Kinda Woman  — Lamont Dozier Holland-Dozier* Featuring Lamont Dozier Holland-Dozier* Featuring Lamont Dozier - New Breed Kinda Woman Invictus ZS7 1254 US 1973 Sell This Version
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ABC-12234 Out Here On My Own — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Out Here On My Own ABC Records ABC-12234 US 1973 Sell This Version
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ABC-11438 Fish Ain't Bitin' — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Fish Ain't Bitin' (Single) ABC Records ABC-11438 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
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ABC-11407 Trying To Hold On To My Woman — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Trying To Hold On To My Woman (Single) ABC Records ABC-11407 US 1973 Sell This Version
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2C 008 - 95.103, 2 C 008-95103 Breaking Out All Over — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Breaking Out All Over(7") Probe, Probe 2C 008 - 95.103, 2 C 008-95103 France 1973 Sell This Version
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ABC-12076 All Cried Out / Rose — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier All Cried Out / Rose (Single) ABC Records ABC-12076 US 1974 Sell This Version
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ABC 4033 Let Me Start Tonite — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Let Me Start Tonite (Single) ABC Records ABC 4033 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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WBS 8240 Jump Right On In / Can't Get Off Until The Feeling Stops — Lamont Dozier Lamont Dozier Jump Right On In / Can't Get Off Until The Feeling Stops Warner Bros. Records WBS 8240 US 1976 Sell This Version

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Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 10, 2022
edited 4 months ago
Leroy Burgess: "LAMONT DOZIER: A bonafide, genuine LEGEND has been called Home by our MOST HIGH FATHER GOD/ALLAH. With Eddie and Brian Holland, their composition/production became a template for Black Soul Music in the 1960s. There really are just too many songs to mention.
For a significant period, they WERE the Motown Sound. The Supremes, Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, the Temptations and the Isley Bros. were just some of the iconic artists who graced our lives by realizing this trio's compositions. Again, too many to name. You couldn't pick up a Motown product.. without seeing their names. I wanted to be like them.
And thus, another Angel joins the musical ranks of GOD'S Infinite Kingdom... leaving we who remain on the planet with eons of inspiration and positivity. My deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the Dozier and Holland families, to Berry Gordy, Smokey, Diana and the entire family of Motown.. and to every ear and heart Lamont's incredible body of work has touched.. or may be touched in the future."

Marc Mac: "In the words of Lamont Dozier himself “True Love Is Bittersweet”. His love with music sure was bittersweet, the long dispute with Motown that shadowed a significant part of his career and not being fully rewarded in fame or financially; Mix that bitter taste with the sweetness of success and joy those songs generated for so many and you get the story in one word “Bittersweet”. I guess his track “fish ain’t biting” tell us where his head was at that time.
One of his biggest hits was “Freda Payne’s Band Of Gold”(uncredited at the time due to the legal battle he was fighting) a song I heard about 1000 times as a kid, my mother would have that on repeat. And funny enough there’s that sadness behind the uptempo groove like so many Holland -Dozier- Holland hits. The bittersweet tale of memories left after a failed relationship is the root of the lyric “that night on our honeymoon, we stayed in separate rooms”… powerful. “Standing In The Shadow Of Love”, “Where Did Our Love Go” “Why Can’t we Be Lovers” all bittersweet masterclass lyric writing. The later prob my fave of all, I first heard Paul Weller mention that song in a chart he did for a pop mag when I was about 12 years old, then I heard the late Peter Young play it on the Soul Cellar. I would religiously listen to Peter on a Friday night when I was heavily into Northern Soul and remember hearing “Why Can’t We Be Lovers” and thinking I’ve never heard anything like it, it was miles away from the usual Northern Soul sound on the show and stayed with me ever since, its the reason I love to add acoustic guitars in my own productions. That sound lead me on to Honeycone, Chairmen Of The Board and his associated labels Hot Wax & Invictus. His story is immense and this is a tiny fraction of what I know.
Man, we’re running out of greats.
Rest In Peace Lamont Dozier."

Kirk Degiorgio: "RIP Lamont Dozier. One of the best songwriters to have ever lived."

Greg Wilson: "Just heard the sad news that one of the true Soul greats, Lamont Dozier, has passed. Even if you don’t know who he was, you’ll have heard his music, its unavoidable – it’s out there in the ether via the glorious array of Motown classics he co-wrote/produced with brothers Brian & Eddie Holland back in the ‘60s, music that will always live on.
Here are some words I wrote about him in my Discotheque Archives book re his 1977 solo recording, ‘Going Back To My Roots’.
Lamont Dozier made his mark on the ‘60s as one third of Motown’s legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting/production team, scoring a sackful of hits for the company, including some of the decade’s most memorable 45s by artists including The Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Martha & The Vandellas, to name but a few.
Following a dispute with Motown head, Berry Gordy, they left the company and set up their own labels, Invictus and Hot Wax, in '69, continuing their run of hits with tracks like Chairman Of The Board's 'Give Me Just A Little More Time' and 'Band Of Gold' by Freda Payne.
Having spent a decade recording as a duo with Brian Holland, Dozier struck out as a solo artist in 1973. His most famous song, 1977s 'Going Back To My Roots', was inspired by Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'Roots: The Saga Of An American Family', first published in 1976, which, the following year, was adapted for TV, becoming a seminal mini-series. Presented as a history of Haley's family, dating back to Africa and the capture of his ancestor, Kunta Kinte, by slave traders in Gambia, it was a TV landmark. One of the most viewed programmes in US history, ‘Roots’ was perfectly attuned to the times, with black Americans, having come through the trials and tribulations of the civil rights era, feeling a greater sense of connectedness to their African heritage.
'Going Back To My Roots' would pick up DJ plays on both sides of the Atlantic, the full-length version perfectly suited to the then relatively new 12” format, the record becoming a firm favourite with UK black music specialists as well with DJs throughout the US.
In 1980, a cover version by Richie Havens would go massive on the British jazz-funk scene (although it's often mistakenly described as a Balearic 'discovery' from later in the decade). In 1981 WEA in the UK actually pressed up a limited DJ-only 12”, featuring both the Richie Havens and Lamont Dozier recordings. However, it's Odyssey's version, from 1981, that gave the song its most mainstream exposure, reaching number four on the UK chart.
In 1989 Italy's FPI Project would score big on the growing rave scene with their interpretation of the track, 'Rich In Paradise', and, following the addition of Sharon Dee Clarke's vocal, it was issued in the UK under the original title, making it to number 9 on the chart."

Rochelle Fleming: "Hello my loves! I just wanted to come on today to express my condolences to the family, friends and fans of the late Lamont Dozier and Olivia Newton-John. Two amazing talents that will be missed terribly. There are some people you think will be around forever. May the both of them rest in peace.
Remember to let someone know love them since we aren't promised tomorrow. "

Gilles Peterson: "Total Legend on so many levels…. I grew up listening to these albums…
‘Why can’t we be lovers’ ‘Going back to my Roots’ ‘Love me to the Max’ … play loud… RIP"
Jared_DiCarlo

Jared_DiCarlo

August 9, 2022
RIP Mr. Dozier. He was one of soul music’s greatest legends.
Jacques_Waty

Jacques_Waty

October 26, 2018
True Soul Music hero. An incredible writer and arranger blessed with a unique sense of warm melodies.

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