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Working My Way Back to You & More Hits from the Spinners, The Spinners

The Spinners

June 15th, 2014

Formed:
1961 in Detroit, MI

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s




The Spinners

Biography

The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Ironically, the band's roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late '50s. Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. By the mid-'60s, they had signed with Motown Records, but the label never gave the group much consideration. “It's a Shame” became a hit in 1970, but the label continued to ignore the group, and dropped the band two years later. Unsigned and featuring new lead singer Phillipe Wynne, the Spinners seemed destined to never break into the big leagues, but they managed to sign with Atlantic Records, where they began working with producer Thom Bell. With his assistance, the Spinners developed a distinctive sound, one that relied on Wynne's breathtaking falsetto and the group's intricate vocal harmonies. Bell provided the group with an appropriately detailed production, creating a detailed web of horns, strings, backing vocals, and lightly funky rhythms. Between 1972 and 1977, the Spinners and Bell recorded a number of soul classics, including “I'll Be Around,” “Could It Be I'm Falling in Love,” “Mighty Love,” “Ghetto Child,” “Then Came You,” “Games People Play,” and “The Rubberband Man.” Wynne left in 1977 and the Spinners had hits for a few years after his departure, but the group will always be remembered for its classic mid-'70s work.

Top Albums

Working My Way Back to You & More Hits from the Spinners, The Spinners
1. Working My W..
The Very Best of the Spinners, The Spinners
2. The Very Bes..
The Essentials: The Spinners (Remastered), The Spinners
3. The Essentia..
The Best of Spinners, The Spinners
4. The Best of ..
Rhino Hi-Five: The Spinners - EP, The Spinners
5. Rhino Hi-Fiv..
Spinners, The Spinners
6. Spinners
Pick of the Litter, The Spinners
7. Pick of the ..
New and Improved, The Spinners
8. New and Impr..
Live!, The Spinners
9. Live!
The Best of the Spinners, The Spinners
10. The Best of ..
Mighty Love, The Spinners
11. Mighty Love
Happiness Is Being With the Spinners, The Spinners
12. Happiness Is..
The Very Best of Spinners, Vol. 2, The Spinners
13. The Very Bes..
2nd Time Around, The Spinners
14. 2nd Time Aro..
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, The Spinners
15. Yesterday, T..
Smooth & Sweet: The Spinners, The Spinners
16. Smooth &..
The Spinners: Live, The Spinners
17. The Spinners..
Dancin' and Lovin', The Spinners
18. Dancin' and ..
Back to Back Live!, The Four Tops
19. Back to Back..
8, The Spinners
20. 8

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
I'll Be Around Very Best of the Spinners 3:14 $0.99
2.
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love Very Best of the Spinners 4:16 $0.99
3.
Rubberband Man Best of Spinners 7:24 $0.99
4.
Working My Way Back to You Very Best of the Spinners 4:06 $0.69
5.
Then Came You Very Best of the Spinners 4:01 $0.69
6.
I'll Be Around Spinners 3:10 $1.29
7.
It's a Shame 2nd Time Around 3:11 $1.29
8.
Games People Play Pick of the Litter 4:44 $1.29
9.
One of a Kind (Love Affair) Very Best of the Spinners 3:35 $1.29
10.
Sadie Very Best of the Spinners 3:40 $1.29
11.
Rubberband Man Very Best of the Spinners 3:37 $1.29
12.
They Just Can't Stop It the (Gam.. Very Best of the Spinners 3:33 $1.29
13.
Rubberband Man Happiness Is Being With the.. 7:24 $1.29
14.
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love Spinners 4:09 $1.29
15.
Love Don't Love Nobody Essentials: The Spinners (R.. 7:12 $0.99
16.
Love Don't Love Nobody Very Best of the Spinners 3:38 $1.29
17.
Mighty Love Very Best of the Spinners 3:18 $1.29
18.
Sadie New and Improved 5:28 $0.99
19.
Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long .. Very Best of the Spinners 3:56 $0.99
20.
One of a Kind (Love Affair) Spinners 3:34 $1.29
21.
It's a Shame 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:07 $1.29
22.
Working My Way Back to You / Forgive.. Essentials: The Spinners (R.. 4:02 $0.99
23.
Then Came You Essentials: The Spinners (R.. 3:58 $1.29
24.
Mighty Love Essentials: The Spinners (R.. 4:56 $0.99
25.
Games People Play Best of Spinners 4:40 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, The Spinners
1. Could It Be I'..
Rubberband Man, The Spinners
2. Rubberband Man
Love Don't Love Nobody, The Spinners
3. Love Don't Lov..
Then Came You, The Spinners
4. Then Came You
Working My Way Back To You, Babe, The Spinners
5. Working My Way..
It's A Shame, The Spinners
6. It's A Shame
Sadie, The Spinners
7. Sadie
I'll Be Around, The Spinners
8. I'll Be Around
Games People Play, The Spinners
9. Games People P..
Mighty Love, The Spinners
10. Mighty Love
Cupid, The Spinners
11. Cupid
One Of A Kind, The Spinners
12. One Of A Kind
Funny, The Spinners
13. Funny


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