Invictus Records Inc.

 2601 Cadillac Tower

Presumably Invictus was based in office number one on the twenty sixth floor.

As with any organisation, people move on, and Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland were no exception. After a high profile fall-out with Berry Gordy of Motown over salaries, the talented trio began creating their own independent material. 

Their first recordings were on a group known as Eighth Day, but the tracks would not be released for another two years.

When they did launch the label they had unqualified success with 'Give me just a little more time' by Chairmen of the Board, and 'Band of gold' by Freda Payne.

Invictus used on old converted theatre on Meyers and Grand River to make their recordings. Sadly this is now a vacant lot.

One of the most underrated groups on the label were the Barrino Brothers who had previously recorded for Dave Hamilton's TCB label.

The launch of sister label Hot Wax brought us 100% Proof Aged in Soul, Honeycone and Laura Lee.

Finally Music Merchant was launched in 1972 and continued the high quality through the Just Brothers, Smith Connection and Brotherly Love.

By then, the address had become 3125 Cadillac Tower.

Notes thanks to David Meikle



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