Lamont Dozier

Bittersweet

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The illustrious singer turned songsmith cranks out eight post-Motown and Hotwax/Invictus tracks sounding like a bad cross between Levi Stubbs and Junior Walker -- lacking the dynamics and authority of Stubbs and the charisma and urgency of Walker, plus he doesn't have Junior's big tenor sax to bail him out. The overall production is the only thing that keeps this album from being a straight ho hummer. He executes songs in every tempo but fails to lock it in the pocket on any, really. The best moments occur on "True Love Is Bittersweet," a lighthearted romance; "Tough Act to Follow," a mid-tempo number with interesting lyrics and a good vocal performance from Dozier; and "I Got It All With You," a sweet urban ballad. And "Boogie Business" and "We're Just Here To Feel Good" have dancefloor potential.

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