Edith Wayne

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Holland-Dozier-Holland
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"Edith Wayne" was a songwriting pseudonym used by Holland-Dozier-Holland because of legal battles with their former Motown boss, Berry Gordy.

Despite the fact that the Holland-Dozier-Holland name had become nearly synonymous with that of Motown, the trio sued label founder Berry Gordy in 1967 for withholding royalties and profits. HDH left the Motown stable shortly afterward, but it wouldn’t be until 1969 that their own labels would be up and running: Invictus (distributed by major label Capitol Records) and Hot Wax (4) (distributed by prominent indie Buddah Records). A third, the short-lived, independently-distributed Music Merchant, would be created in 1972.

Due to the ongoing litigation between HDH and Motown, the trio was contractually forbidden to use their own names on their early releases. Production was often credited to “Stagecoach Productions” or “Staff (12),” while “Edith Wayne” was HDH’s collective songwriting pseudonym (usually credited alongside Ron Dunbar, a fellow writer/producer).
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HS 6907 Edith Wayne - Shades Of Green album art Flaming Ember Shades Of Green (as E. Wayne) Flaming Ember - Shades Of Green Hot Wax (4) HS 6907 US 1969 Sell This Version
HS 6904 Edith Wayne - Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup) / Not Enough Love To Satisfy album art 100 Proof (Aged In Soul)* Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup) (as E. Wayne) 100 Proof (Aged In Soul)* - Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup) / Not Enough Love To Satisfy Hot Wax (4) HS 6904 US 1969 Sell This Version
HS 6903 Edith Wayne - Girls It Ain't Easy / The Feeling's Gone album art The Honey Cone* The Honey Cone* - Girls It Ain't Easy / The Feeling's Gone (Single) Hot Wax (4) HS 6903 US 1969 Sell This Version
Is 9072 Edith Wayne - The Music Box album art The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland The New Play Starring Ruth Copeland - The Music Box (Single) Invictus Is 9072 US 1969 Sell This Version
HS 6902 Edith Wayne - Mind, Body And Soul album art The Flaming Ember* Mind, Body And Soul (as E. Wayne) The Flaming Ember* - Mind, Body And Soul (Single) Hot Wax (4) HS 6902 US 1969 Sell This Version
HS 6901 Edith Wayne - While You're Out Looking For Sugar? album art The Honey Cone* The Honey Cone* - While You're Out Looking For Sugar? (Single) Hot Wax (4) HS 6901 US 1969 Sell This Version
HS 7010 Edith Wayne - Stop The World And Let Me Off album art The Flaming Ember* Stop The World And Let Me Off (as E. Wayne) The Flaming Ember* - Stop The World And Let Me Off (Single) Hot Wax (4) HS 7010 US 1969 Sell This Version
Is-9073 Edith Wayne - The Unhooked Generation / The Easiest Way To Fall album art Freda Payne The Unhooked Generation (as E. Wayne) and 1 more… Freda Payne - The Unhooked Generation / The Easiest Way To Fall (Single) Invictus Is-9073 US 1969 Sell This Version
Is 9071 Edith Wayne - Crumbs Off The Table / Bad Bill Of Goods album art The Glass House* Crumbs Off The Table (as E. Wayne) The Glass House* - Crumbs Off The Table / Bad Bill Of Goods (Single) Invictus Is 9071 US 1969 Sell This Version
HJ-6623 Edith Wayne - Band Of Gold / Cowboy (Version 2) album art Marcia Griffiths / The Jay Boys Band Of Gold (as Waine) Marcia Griffiths / The Jay Boys - Band Of Gold / Cowboy (Version 2)(7", Single, 4-P) Harry J Records HJ-6623 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5227, CBS 5227 Edith Wayne - Band Of Gold / I Don't Wanna Cry album art Ronnie Dyson Band Of Gold (as E. Wayne) Ronnie Dyson - Band Of Gold / I Don't Wanna Cry(7", Single, 3-P) CBS, CBS 5227, CBS 5227 Norway 1970 Sell This Version
BL 754164, BL754164 Edith Wayne - The Sly, Slick And The Wicked album art The Lost Generation Give Me Just A Little More Time (as E. Wayne) The Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick And The Wicked (Album) Brunswick, Brunswick, Brunswick BL 754164, BL754164 US 1970 Sell This Version
MFP 1428 Edith Wayne - Non Stop Rock 'n' Soul Discotheque album art Unknown Artist Band Of Gold (as Wayne) Unknown Artist - Non Stop Rock 'n' Soul Discotheque(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP 1428 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SBP 233871 Edith Wayne - (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? album art Ronnie Dyson Band Of Gold (as E. Wayne) Ronnie Dyson - (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? (Album) Columbia SBP 233871 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
HS 7005 Edith Wayne - When Will It End / Take Me With You  album art The Honey Cone* The Honey Cone* - When Will It End / Take Me With You (Single) Hot Wax (4) HS 7005 US 1970 Sell This Version
INV-3973 Edith Wayne - You've Got Me Dangling On A String album art The Chairmen Of The Board* You've Got Me Dangling On A String (as Wayne) The Chairmen Of The Board* - You've Got Me Dangling On A String (Single) Invictus INV-3973 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
ABCS 950 Edith Wayne - Doc Severinsen's Closet album art Doc Severinsen Give Me Just A Little More Time (as E. Wayne) Doc Severinsen - Doc Severinsen's Closet (Album) Command ABCS 950 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
Is-9076 Edith Wayne - I Can't Be You (You Can't Be Me) / He's In My Life album art The Glass House* He's In My Life (as E. Wayne) The Glass House* - I Can't Be You (You Can't Be Me) / He's In My Life (Single) Invictus Is-9076 US 1970 Sell This Version
INV 506 Edith Wayne - If It Ain't Love, It Don't Matter album art The Glass House* If It Ain't Love, It Don't Matter (as E. Wayne) The Glass House* - If It Ain't Love, It Don't Matter (Single) Invictus INV 506 UK 1970 Sell This Version
Is 9078 Edith Wayne - (You've Got Me) Dangling On A String  album art Chairmen Of The Board Chairmen Of The Board - (You've Got Me) Dangling On A String (Single) Invictus Is 9078 US 1970 Sell This Version
ST-7300 Edith Wayne - The Chairmen Of The Board album art Chairmen Of The Board You've Got Me Dangling On A String (as E. Wayne) and 4 more… Chairmen Of The Board - The Chairmen Of The Board (Album) Invictus ST-7300 US 1970 Sell This Version
HA 701 Edith Wayne - Take Me With You album art Honey Cone While You're Out Looking For Sugar (as E. Wayne) and 6 more… Honey Cone - Take Me With You (Album) Hot Wax (4) HA 701 US 1970 Sell This Version
ZP-80236 Edith Wayne - Band Of Gold album art Freda Payne The Easiest Way To Fall (as E. Wayne) and 3 more… Freda Payne - Band Of Gold (Album) Invictus ZP-80236 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Is-9079 Edith Wayne - Everything's Tuesday / Patches album art Chairman Of The Board* Everything's Tuesday (as E. Wayne) Chairman Of The Board* - Everything's Tuesday / Patches (Single) Invictus Is-9079 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SKAO-7304 Edith Wayne - In Session album art Chairmen Of The Board All We Need Is Understanding (as E. Wayne) and 3 more… Chairmen Of The Board - In Session (Album) Invictus SKAO-7304 Australia 1970 Sell This Version