Out Here On My Own Lamont Dozier

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Label: Geffen Records

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Soul

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  • 1Breaking Out All Over05:03
  • 2Don't Want Nobody To Come Between Us04:19
  • 3Let Me Make Love To You05:54
  • 4Fish Ain't Bitin'04:22
  • 5Interlude01:30
  • 6Trying To Hold On To My Woman05:58
  • 7Take Off Your Make Up04:59
  • 8Out Here On My Own04:54
  • Total Runtime36:59

Info for Out Here On My Own

Fantastic soul from Lamont Dozier – his first LP as a solo artist, and one of the best debuts of the 70s! The record has a quality that's impossible to describe accurately – but it's kind of a post-Motown full-on approach to soul that mixes strings, piano, and that wall of sound groove that was one of Dozier's biggest contributions to the Motor City.

Surprisingly, the album's produced by McKinley Jackson – leader of The Politicians, who provided regular backing for Dozier's HDH productions of the time. The real strength, though, is Dozier's voice – which is produced here in a compressed way that brings up the better raspy qualities of his style, juxtaposing them with the tightness of the arrangements in a mode that's similar to Bobby Womack's work of the time. However, Dozier's songwriting is way way better than Womack's by this point – and the album's filled with anthemic soul cuts like 'Fish Aint' Bitin', 'Out Here On My Own', 'Take Off Your Make Up', 'Trying To Hold Onto My Woman', and 'Let Me Make Love To You'

Lamont Dozier, vocals
McKinley Jackson, piano
Ernest Vantrease, piano
Greg Poree, guitar
Ray Parker Jr., guitar
Anthony Ortega, horns
Ernest Green, horns
Ernie Watts, horns
Fred Jackson, horns
John DaVersa, horns
John Kelson, horns
Jules Jacob, horns
Art Maebe, French Horn
Vincent DeRosa, French Horn
Gayle Levant, harp
Stella Castellucci, harp
Bud Brisbois, trumpet
Oliver Mitchell, trumpet
Oscar Brashear, trumpet
Warren Roché, trumpet
George Bohanon, trombone
Ray Parker Jr., bass
Ron Brown, bass
Tony Newton, bass
Ed Greene, drums
Zachary Frazier, drums
Zachary Slatter, drums
King Errisson, percussion
Carolyn Willis, background vocals
Jesse Kirkland, background vocals
Joseph Green, background vocals
Julia Waters, background vocals
Maxine Waters, background vocals
Oren Waters, background vocals
Christine Ermacoff, cello
Douglas Davis, cello
Gloria Strassner, cello
Jesse Ehrlich, cello
Joseph Ditullio, cello
Allan Harshman, viola
Harry Hyams, viola
Milton Thomas, viola
Philip Goldberg, viola

Produced by McKinley Jackson

Digitally remastered

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