Invictus/Hot Wax was the early 70's equivalent to the 60's Motown label; Holland, Dozier and Holland had actually 'jumped ship' from the latter and set up in competition via the former!! This compilation demonstrates the brilliant talent they took on board.
There's Chairmen Of The Board's excellent pop/soul 'Everything's Tuesday', The Honey Cone's infectious 'Want Ads' plus Freda Payne's big, anti-Vietnam war, protest hit 'Bring The Boys Home'. There's also plenty of goodies from the 'second stringers' of the label: 100 Proof Aged Soul, The 8th Day and Laura Lee.
You'll also find two of the best singles of ANY genre here. The first is by the very obscure Barrino Brothers whose 'I Shall Not Be Moved' has that classic Four Tops ache, whilst Flaming Ember's 'I'm Not My Brother's Keeper' is four minutes of pure neo-Motown angst.
Like most of the Backbeats' compilations this is a very good buy.