Pam Sawyer

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Pamela Sawyer is an American-based songwriter[1] from Romford in east London.

Sawyer worked with artists at Motown from 1967 to 1977. Before Motown she had been involved in hit records for the Young Rascals and Lulu, and wrote with Lori Burton with whom she also recorded as the Whyte Boots.

Sawyer co-wrote hits for The Supremes, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, David Ruffin, and Michael Jackson. She has also written for non-Motown artists, including The O'Jays and Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. Her regular writing partners included Gloria Jones and Marilyn McLeod.

Selected songwriting credits[edit]

Song Co-Writer(s) Performer(s)
"If I Were Your Woman"[2] Gloria Jones
Clay McMurray
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Bettye LaVette
Stephanie Mills
Alicia Keys
"I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)"[2] Michael Masser Diana Ross
"It's So Hard for Me to Say Goodbye"[2] Frank Wilson Eddie Kendricks
"Let Me Tickle Your Fancy"[2] Jermaine Jackson
Paul M. Jackson
Marilyn McLeod
Jermaine Jackson
"Love Child"[2] Deke Richards
R. Dean Taylor
Frank Wilson
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Sweet Sensation
"Love Hangover"[2] Marilyn McLeod Diana Ross
Associates
Jody Watley
Players Association
"My Mistake (Was to Love You)"[2] Gloria Jones Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross
"My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)"[2] Johnny Bristol
Harvey Fuqua
Jimmy Roach
David Ruffin
"You Can't Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On)"[2] Marilyn McLeod High Inergy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Posner, Gerald (2002-12-24). Motown: music, money, sex, and power. Random House. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-375-50062-6. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "ACE Title Search". United States: ASCAP. Retrieved 2013-08-04.