Talk:Holland–Dozier–Holland

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I don't think it has ever been definitively shown that Dunbar/Wayne was merely a pseudonym for HDH...at least not for Wikipedia's standards. After all, Ronald Dunbar was a real person who worked as a producer at Invictus, and HDH have never spilled the beans. One thing I have read is that Wayne was the pseudonym, so that the songs are really Dunbar/HDH productions.

This bit of misleading information is repeated on numerous Wikipedia entries.

While Ronald Dunbar was a real person, "Edith Wayne" was a fictional creation for legal reasons (accounts vary as to how the name was invented). Lamont Dozier has long since admitted to co-writing all the Edith Wayne numbers (see his official website, and in particular the Song Library section, where "Band of Gold" et al are listed under "All songs written or co-written by Lamont Dozier"), but as far as I know Brian Holland has never done likewise. The situation gets more confusing because Brian and Lamont's contract with Motown was a separate one from Eddie's, and ended sooner, leading to a few later songs credited to Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier *and* Edith Wayne. 90.198.51.92 (talk) 17:47, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

"Take Me In Your Arms"[edit]

The song "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" was actually first song by Eddie Holland (but never released), so technically Kim Weston's version is a cover version (though the first one release it was recorded in 1965, while Holland's version was recorded in 1964). It would be like Gladys Knight & the Pips' version of "I've Heard It Though The Grapevine" was the original even though The Miracles and Marvin Gaye recorded it before them.--Halls4521 (talk) 08:17, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

"One Way Out" as done by Martha and the Vandellas and the Allman Brothers Band[edit]

These are two completely different songs and can be heard on YouTube. Please see Wikipedia "One Way Out (Song)" for composer credits to the Allman Brothers song. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.93.211.93 (talk) 22:01, 6 November 2013 (UTC)