Brian Holland had only a handful of recordings as a solo
His first was for Kudo under the misspelled(?) name of
Briant. Coincidentally the A side "Where's the joy nature boy" was written by
the aforementioned Joe Howard. The flip side
"Shock" was written by Berry Gordy and Robert
Brian would soon find himself working with the newly
formed Rayber Voices on Gladstone.
When Rayber developed into Tamla and Motown, Brian would
join forces with his brother Eddie, and Lamont Dozier, to
form one of Popular Music's most successful song writing
Towards the end of the sixties, H-D-H, formed their own
label Invictus where Brian had a couple of releases
including "I'm so glad".
There were two other releases on the Kudo label during it's
short life, by Billy Kope and the Quadrells and Billy Sharp
and his Sharptones.
Like all Kudo recordings these records performed at the
lower end of the market, but as we
have seen, historically the label provided a solid
foundation for a number of future VIP's.
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