Thursday, February 4, 2010
(Baby) Don't Leave Me - Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier of the former Motown powerhouse production team Holland-Dozier-Holland pleads with style in "(Baby) Don't Leave Me". The 45 was released back in 1972 on his own renegade Invictus label. This song has so much gut-wrenching sincerity, and some killer breaks too. Personally, I think it surpasses the Temptation's "Ain't Too Proud Too Beg". It also paints a rather vivid picture of a winter's breakup. Dig it.
Here's the instrumental version. Still great, with or without Lamont's vocal.