"Going Back to My Roots" is a 1977 song by Lamont Dozier.
Originally an album track discussing genealogy, the song was written for the African-American market and touches on the matters of self-identity, family, and soul fulfillment. It has appeared on assorted compilation albums.
The New York disco group Odyssey released a cover version of this song in 1981. It charted at #4 on the UK Singles Chart, spending six weeks in the top ten and another six on the chart. It also graced the Billboard R&B Singles at #68.
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