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When hit songwriters/producers Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown Records and founded Hot Wax/Invictus, there was plenty of cause for optimism. And, to be sure, the labels had their share of Motown-ish "uptown soul" hits courtesy of the Honey Cone, 100 Proof Aged in Soul, Freda Payne, and Laura Lee. Another one of the company's strong points was the Chairmen of the Board, a vocal harmony group that, like the Four Tops at Motown, could be gritty and sweet at the same time. Lead singer General Norman Johnson, in fact, had a Levi Stubbs-like quality. Though not quite on a par with HDH's work with the Tops, enjoyably Detroit-sounding hits like "Dangling on a String," "Give ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When hit songwriters/producers Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown Records and founded Hot Wax/Invictus, there was plenty of cause for optimism. And, to be sure, the labels had their share of Motown-ish "uptown soul" hits courtesy of the Honey Cone, 100 Proof Aged in Soul, Freda Payne, and Laura Lee. Another one of the company's strong points was the Chairmen of the Board, a vocal harmony group that, like the Four Tops at Motown, could be gritty and sweet at the same time. Lead singer General Norman Johnson, in fact, had a Levi Stubbs-like quality. Though not quite on a par with HDH's work with the Tops, enjoyably Detroit-sounding hits like "Dangling on a String," "Give Me Just a Little More Time," and "Pay to the Piper" showed that the team's knack for finding memorable, hook-laden soul/pop hadn't gone away. The group gets away from its Four Tops-influenced approach on the arresting "Try My Love on for Size" and the surprisingly bluesy "Chairman of the Board," a moderate hit. Unfortunately, the Chairmen's success -- like that of Hot Wax/Invictus -- was short-lived.
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  • Release Date: 1/15/2002
  • Label: HDH RECORDS
  • UPC: 780931030122
  • Catalog Number: 301

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Performance Credits
Chairmen of the Board Primary Artist
General Johnson Vocals
Harrison Kennedy Vocals
Danny Woods Vocals
Eddie Custis Vocals
Technical Credits
General Johnson Contributor
Lamont Dozier Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Harrison Kennedy Contributor
R. Miner Composer
Danny Woods Contributor
Chris Beachley Liner Notes
Eddie Custis Contributor
Richard J. Davis Producer
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