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Spinners

Band, US
R&B/Soul

American soul group, originally from the Detroit, MI area, associated with the Motown soul sound in the 1960s, as well as Thom Bell's Philadelphia soul sound in the 1970s. Original members: Bobby Smith, George Dixon, Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson. The group formed in the early 1960s, releasing their earliest singles on Harvey Fuqua's Detroit-based Tri-Phi Records. The group then signed with Motown records, releasing a string of singles from 1964-1971, culminating with the Stevie Wonder penned "It's A Shame" which was released on Motown's V.I.P. subsidiary. In the early 1970s, Motown dropped the group, and they signed with Atlantic, who released another run of singles. The most successful was The Rubberband Man which reached #2 on the Billboard charts in 1976, as well as Could It Be I'm Falling In Love which hit #4 in 1973. Both were produced by Thom Bell. Their biggest hit came in 1980 with the Medley: Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me, Girl, which reached #2 on the Billboard charts in 1980, and was produced, arranged, conducted by Michael Zager. For UK releases the group was billed as "The Detroit Spinners" and "The Motown Spinners" to avoid confusion with the British folk group The Spinners.

        
Members
PortraitPhilippe Wynne
voc, bvoc *1941
PortraitCarla Benson
bvoc, voc US
PortraitEvette Benton
bvoc, voc
PortraitBarbara Ingram
bvoc, voc 1947-1994 US
PortraitLinda Creed
bvoc 1948-1986 US
PortraitG.C. Cameron
bvoc, voc *1945 US
PortraitJohn Edwards
voc *1944
PortraitHenry Fambrough
voc
PortraitBilly Henderson
voc 1939-2007 US
PortraitBobbie Smith
voc 1936-2013 US
Pervis Jackson
voc
James Edwards
Popular Tracks   
City's Burning on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Johann Trollmann's Infinite Punch on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Wash You Away on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
No Exception on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
We Are Entering a New World of Artificial Optimism and Massive Screens on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Endless Dive on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Who Cares? on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Revenge of the Tribesmen on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Operation: Breakout on Operation: Breakout by Spinners
Bleak on Operation: Breakout by Spinners

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Mike Maurro Peak Hour Mixes Vol. 5Spinners / The Trammps2016Album
Love Is Such A Crazy Feeling / Got To Be LoveSpinners2016Single
Can't Shake This Feelin' / Labor Of LoveSpinners2016Compil.
Truly Yours - Their First Motown Album With Bonus Tracks 1963-1967Spinners2012Compil.
S.O.U.L.Spinners2011Album
Flashback With The SpinnersSpinners2011Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionSpinners2011Compil.
Original Album SeriesSpinners2010Album
Are You Ready For Love? (The Very Best Of The Detroit Spinners)Spinners2009Compil.
The Platinum CollectionSpinners2007Compil.
Live!Spinners2007Album
LiveSpinners2006Compil.
In ConcertSpinners2006Album
The Best Of Detroit Spinners LiveSpinners2006Compil.
The Definitive Soul CollectionSpinners2006Compil.
Are You Ready For Love / I'll Be AroundSpinners2004Single
The Very Best Of...Spinners2004Compil.
The Chrome CollectionSpinners2003Compil.
It's A Shame / Mr. Big StuffSpinners / Jean Knight2003Album
It's A Shame / Mr. Big StuffSpinners / Jean Knight2003Album
You're Welcome, Stop On By / Ecstasy / It's A Shame / Coolin' Me Out (Parts 1 & 2) / When Somebody Loves You BackBobby Womack / Ohio Players / Spinners / The Isley Brothers / Teddy Pendergrass2002Album
Essential CollectionSpinners2001Compil.
The Best Of Detroit SpinnersSpinners2000Compil.
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow / Labor Of LoveSpinners1998Compil.
Happiness Is Being With The Spinners / Spinners 8Spinners1998Compil.
Their Early YearsSpinners1998Compil.
From Here To Eternally / Love Trippin'Spinners1998Compil.
Everybody Dance (7)Spinners1998Album
I'll Be Around / Could It Be I'm Falling In LoveSpinners1998Compil.
The Very Best Of SpinnersSpinners1997Compil.
I'll Be Around And Other HitsSpinners1997Compil.
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love And Other HitsSpinners1997Compil.
The Very Best Of Spinners Vol.2Spinners1997Compil.
I'll Be AroundRappin' 4-Tay Featuring Spinners1995Single
The Very Best OfSpinners1994Compil.
The Very Best Of SpinnersSpinners1993Compil.
That's What Girls Are Made For / In My DiarySpinners1991Single
A One Of A Kind Love Affair (The Anthology)Spinners1991Compil.
I Don't Need Another LoveDionne Warwick With Spinners1990Single
Heal MeSpinners1989Single
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love / Working My Way Back To YouSpinners1989Single
Down To BusinessSpinners1989Album
So Hard To Let You GoSpinners1989Album
It's A Shame / Keep On Truckin'Spinners / Eddie Kendricks1988Single
SpaceballsSpinners1987Album
Put Us Together AgainSpinners1985Album
She DoesSpinners1985Single
Golden GreatsSpinners1985Compil.
Lovin' FeelingsSpinners1985Album
(We Have Come Into) Our Time For Love / All Your LoveSpinners1984Single
Love Is In SeasonSpinners1984Single
Right Or WrongSpinners1984Single
Cross FireSpinners1984Album
I'll Be AroundSpinners1982Single
Budweiser Concert Of The MonthSpinners1982Album
City Full Of MemoriesSpinners1982Single
CollectionSpinners1982Compil.
Magic In The MoonlightSpinners1982Album
Grand SlamSpinners1982Album
Funny How Time Slips Away / I'm Calling You NowSpinners1982Single
Spinning Gold: Their Very BestSpinners1981Compil.
Never Thought I'd Fall In LoveSpinners1981Single
The Winter Of Our LoveSpinners1981Single
Labor Of LoveSpinners1981Album
Long Live Soul MusicSpinners1981Album
Medley: Yesterday Once More / Nothing Remains The SameSpinners1981Single
(Medley) Yesterday Once More / Nothing Remains The Same / Be My LoveSpinners1981Single
Can't Shake This Feelin'Spinners1981Album
You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine) / Got To Be LoveSpinners1981Single
Love Connection (Raise The Window Down)Spinners1981Single
Knack For MeSpinners1981Album
Medley: Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me, GirlSpinners1980Single
"20 Golden Classics"Spinners1980Compil.
I Just Want To Fall In LoveSpinners1980Album
Love Trippin'Spinners1980Album
Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)Spinners1980Single
Love Trippin' / Now That You're Mine AgainSpinners1980Single
Split Decision / Now That You're Mine AgainSpinners1980Single
The SpinnersSpinners1980Compil.
Are You Ready For LoveSpinners1979Single
I Love The MusicSpinners1979Single
Body LanguageSpinners1979Single
Medley: Working My Way Back To You / Disco RideSpinners1979Single
What's It All About?Elton John / Spinners1979Single
Dancin' And Lovin'Spinners1979Album
From Here To EternallySpinners1979Album
My Feet Keep Dancing / Body LanguageChic / Spinners1979Album
Honey, I’m In Love With YouSpinners1978Single
What's It All About?Gary Wright / Spinners1978Single
SpinnersSpinners1978Compil.
The Best Of SpinnersSpinners1978Compil.
If You Wanna Do A DanceSpinners1978Album
Easy Come, Easy GoSpinners1977Single
The Detroit Spinners The Detroit Spinners EP UK 12" vinyl single (12 inch record / Maxi-single)Spinners1977Album
Detroit SpinnersSpinners1977Single
Heaven On Earth (So Fine)Spinners1977Single
Spinners/8Spinners1977Album
Yesterday, Today & TomorrowSpinners1977Album
Smash HitsSpinners1977Compil.
You're Throwing A Good Love Away / You're All I Need In LifeSpinners1977Single
Me And My MusicSpinners1977Single
Happiness Is Being With The SpinnersSpinners1976Album
The Rubberband ManSpinners1976Album
Black Music Presents ...Spinners, John Holt, Jah Woosh1976Album
The Rubberband Man - Part 1 + 2Spinners1976Single
Wake Up SusanSpinners1976Single
One Of A Kind (Love Affair) / Wild CherrySpinners / Gene Page1976Album
Love Or LeaveSpinners1975Single
Living A Little, Laughing A Little / I've Got To Make It On My OwnSpinners1975Single
Sitting On Top Of The WorldSpinners1975Single
Spinners Live!Spinners1975Album
They Just Can't Stop It The (Games People Play)Spinners1975Single
Pick Of The LitterSpinners1975Album
Sadie / Lazy SusanSpinners1974Single
Love Don't Love NobodySpinners1974Single
Mighty LoveSpinners1974Single
New And ImprovedSpinners1974Album
Mighty LoveSpinners1974Album
Smile, We Have Each OtherSpinners1974Single
Then Came YouDionne Warwick And Spinners1974Single
I'm Coming Home / He'll Never Love You Like I DoSpinners1974Single
I'll Be Around / Just You And Me Baby / Could It Be I'm Falling In Love / How Could I Let You Get AwaySpinners1973Single
One Of A Kind (Love Affair)Spinners1973Single
Together We Can Make Such Sweet MusicSpinners1973Single
The Best Of The SpinnersSpinners1973Compil.
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love / One Of A Kind (Love Affair)Spinners1973Single
I'll Always Love You / Truly YoursSpinners1973Single
Ghetto ChildSpinners1973Single
SpinnersSpinners1973Album
Mighty LoveSpinners1973Single
I'll Be Around / How Could I Let You Get AwaySpinners1972Single
Could It Be I'm Falling In LoveSpinners1972Single
2nd Time AroundSpinners1970Album
Message From A Black ManSpinners1970Single
It's A ShameSpinners1970Single
We'll Have It MadeSpinners1970Single
In My DiarySpinners1969Single
Bad, Bad Weather (Till You Come Home)Spinners1968Single
The Original SpinnersSpinners1967Album
For All We KnowSpinners1967Single
Truly YoursSpinners1966Single
I'll Always Love YouSpinners1965Single
I'll Always Love YouSpinners1965Compil.
Sweet ThingSpinners1964Single
I Got Your Water Boiling, Baby (I'm Gonna Cook Your Goose) / I've Been HurtSpinners1962Single
Too Young, Too Much, Too Soon / She Don't Love MeBobbie Smith And Spinners1962Single
Whistling About YouHarvey Fuqua And Spinners1962Single
That’s What Girls Are Made ForSpinners1961Single
Love (I'm So Glad) I Found YouSpinners1961Single
Honest I Do / I Don't Want To Lose YouSpinnersSingle
Games People Play / I Don't Want To Lose YouSpinnersSingle
City Full Of Memories / Baby I Need Your LovingSpinners / Gayle AdamsSingle
That's What Girls Are Made For / Reet PetiteSpinners, Jackie WilsonSingle
The Rubberband Man / If You Wanna Do A DanceSpinnersSingle
UntitledSpinnersSingle
Could It Be I'm Falling In LoveSpinnersSingle
Then Came You / SadieDionne Warwick And SpinnersSingle
I'll Always Love You / What More Could A Boy Ask ForSpinnersSingle
It's A Shame / We'll Have It MadeSpinnersSingle
Sweet Thing / For All We KnowSpinnersSingle
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love / Ghetto ChildSpinnersSingle
Hot ListCashman & West, Spinners, The Fifth DimensionCompil.
I'll Be Around / One Of A Kind (Love Affair)SpinnersSingle
What Did She UseSpinnersSingle
Living A Little, Laughing A Little / Games People PlaySpinnersSingle
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