If you love your classic soul on vinyl format then the Holland-Dozier-Holland: Rare 45s Box set is the must buy of the 2014 festive season.
Music legends of the early 70s Chairmen of the Board, Freda Payne, The Barrino Brothers, Honey Cone and Eloise Laws line up for 20 sides of rare and previously unreleased soul heaven .
Several sides belong to Chairman of the Board. Their hits You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String and Give Me Just A Little More Time get neat remixes, although one wonders why the brilliant What’s The Use? didn’t get a single release first time around.
Similarly The Barrino Brothers Trapped In a Love, Eloise Laws’ You’re Mine Baby Doll and the exclusive vinyl release of Freda Payne’s Unhooked Generation all enhance further the legendary work of Holland-Dozier Holland some 40 years on from the original recording sessions.
- A version of this review appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide during November, 2014.