After nine years and well over 400 columns, I’ve decided to change Soul Serenade from a weekly to an occasional column. Obviously, there are more than enough classic soul records…
The Chairmen of the Board teamed up with Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland to create a Beach Music classic
When Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1968 the team needed new hitmakers. They found them in 100 PROOF.
Best known as a songwriter/producer, Lamont Dozier also had hits on his own
Kim Weston – a Motown legend who could have had more
Shorty Long’s should-have-been smash from 1966
Honey Cone burned brightly but briefly
“Too Many Fish In the Sea” got the Marvelettes back in the game after a hit drought.
Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967 and started their own label. One of their best signings was singer Freda Payne.
Eddie Holland had moderate success as a recording artist, but his greatest contribution came as a member of one of the leading songwriting teams in history.