Lamont Dozier to Perform at Smithsonian Showcase

Posted in News on September 8, 2009

The Smithsonian Associates and the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) are hunting for 12 fresh voices to perform as part of an anticipated showcase featuring legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier at the Smithsonian on Tuesday, October 27 in Washington, D.C.

As one third of songwriting powerhouse Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lamont Dozier helped create the sonic fabric of a nation. Along with brothers Brian and Edward Holland, Dozier is behind classics recorded by titans including the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Marvelettes and Marvin Gaye. Songs including “Baby Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Love Is like an Itching in My Heart,” “Heat Wave,” “Nowhere to Run,” “Bernadette,” “It’s The Same Old Song” and more constitute many of the highlights of Dozier’s thick catalog.

SAW is now accepting submissions from hopefuls eager to join the iconic Mr. Dozier on the bill. Songwriters are encouraged to submit original pop, jazz vocal, R&B and adult contemporary compositions. Only one submission per individual is permitted, and entering is free.

To enter, click here.

Click “Register” in the upper left corner.

Fill out requested information; indicate whether or not you are in the adult or young artist category (The young artist field is reserved for applicants younger than 21 years-old as of September 18, 2009).

Follow the directions to upload one mp3.

The deadline for entry is Friday, September 18.

Hosted by D.C.-based veteran drummer and vocalist Keith Kilgohe, the event is produced by The Smithsonian Associates, in association with SAW and BMI.

For more information, please contact Lynne Revo-Cohen at

About the Smithsonian Associates

The Smithsonian Associates (TSA) offers a stunning variety of educational programs and study tours that open the doors to the Smithsonian’s world of opportunity. Established 40 years ago as the membership, cultural, and educational arm of the Smithsonian Institution, The Smithsonian Associates is recognized as the world’s largest and most esteemed museum-based continuing education program.


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