One-third of the unstoppable powerhouse team that steamrolled the music charts for the better portion of a decade, Lamont Dozier originally started out as an artist in several local Detroit groups before Barry Gordy recruited him for Motown. After non-stop writing and production for the label, Dozier left Motown and immediately rejuvenated his personal music endeavors as a solo artist. And while he will always be better known for his production efforts, Dozier had several gems in his own right and Soul Man: The Best of Lamont Dozier (also released with a second disc of inferior re-recordings as The Best of Lamont Dozier) compiles his finest moments. This is a thorough enough introduction to the man without diving into filler or less than stellar moments within his career. Casual listeners will find this a worthwhile purchase as well as a perfect supplement to Castle's equally brilliant Why Can't We Be Lovers: The Invictus Sessions release.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston
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