In order to have the best experience, please upgrade to a more modern browser. Singing Group "The Spinners.". The Spinners, while from Detroit, were nevertheless one of the most critically and commercially successful of the "Philly Soul" groups, scoring with "The Rubberband Man," "(One Of A Kind) Love Affair," and "It's A Shame." Natural High (4:52 Version) 2. The song also reached the Top 3 of Billboard′s R&B and Easy Listening charts. 5.0 out of 5 stars The Spinners (British Group) C.D. The Spinners spent much of the 1960s under contract to Motown. They are big draws on the oldies and nostalgia concert circuits, playing the music that made them famous. On July 27, 2006, the Spinners performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. It’s been more than 50 years and 12 gold records since the Spinners first harmonized on a basketball court in Ferndale, Michigan. Henderson died due to complications from diabetes on February 2, 2007, at the age of 67. The Spinners were put into the limelight again in 2003 when an Elton John track was re-issued featuring them on backing vocals. The Spinners were a world famous folk group that were particularly popular in the 60’s and 70’s (even having their own UK TV show). From left to right: Billy Henderson, Edgar Edwards, Bobby Smith, Henry Fambrough, and Pervis Jackson. The group's 1974 follow-up album, Mighty Love, featured three Top 20 hits, "I'm Coming Home", "Love Don't Love Nobody", and the title track. [11] It was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA on October 30, 1972.[12]. Philippé Wynne left the group in January 1977 and was replaced by John Edwards, who had recorded a number of R&B hits as a solo singer. Single. Genres: English Folk Music, Contemporary Folk, Christmas Music. Anonymous. "The Spinners" must have been one of the first folk groups to have their own TV series, and along with "The Corries" and "The Dubliners", at that time were responsible for introducing a lot of people of my age to "folk" and traditional music. G. C. Cameron replaced Edgar "Chico" Edwards in 1967, and in 1969, the group switched to the Motown-owned V.I.P. Spencer left the group shortly after Edwards, and later joined the Voice Masters and the Originals. However, these were their last two singles for V.I.P. Gloria (5:36 Version) Read news updates about The Spinners. Leave feedback, There have been at least three groups called The Spinners: 1. a soul group, 2. a 1960s folk group and 3. a Turkish female punk band. Cameron-led) "It's a Shame" (co-written by Syreeta Wright) and again charted the following year with another Wonder song the composer also produced, "We'll Have It Made" (led by Cameron), from their new album, 2nd Time Around. In 1954, Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, C. P. Spencer, and James Edwards[5] formed The Domingoes in Ferndale, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. They also remixed and reissued the 1970 B-side "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music" (led by Smith, originally co-led by Cameron) as a 1973 A-side. Lv 7. The single peaked at number 27 on the Top 100 chart in August 1961. [citation needed] Finally, in 1979, the Wynne version was released as a single, but it only made it to number 42 in the UK. The group then made the switch, but contractual obligations prevented Cameron from leaving Motown, so he stayed on there as a solo artist and urged his cousin, singer Philippé Wynne, to join the Spinners in his place as one of the group's three lead singers, with Henry Fambrough, and Bobby Smith. The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners and the Motown Spinners, due to their 1960s recordings with the Motown label. G.C. Photo is dated 05-18-1977. See more ideas about singing group, rock and roll, 60s music. He died at 76 of complications from pneumonia and flu. [1] On June 30, 1976, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jefferson. In the UK they were known as ". In 1984, the group had their last R&B hit with "Right or Wrong", from that year's Cross Fire album. [7] The group's follow-up single, "Love (I'm So Glad) I Found You", also featured lead vocals by Smith. Showing all (11) Issues. He was replaced by Harold "Spike" Bonhart. In 1983, the group guest starred as themselves on the TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love (Tom Moulton Mix) - Single, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Had always been. In the credits on Tri-Phi 1010 and 1024, the artist was credited for the first two singles and listed as "Harvey (Formerly of the Moonglows and the Spinners)". Cameron rejoined the group as lead vocalist from 2000 to 2002 (replacing John Edwards, who left due to a stroke), but he left them in 2003 to join The Temptations. 1966 -- Flowers of Manchester. 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Bobbie Smith (far left) was the lead singer of 'The Spinners,' a 1970s vocal group known for hits like 'Rubberband Man.' In their box set, The Chrome Collection, the Spinners were lauded by David Bowie and Elvis Costello. The group lost another member from their early days, when Edgar "Chico" Edwards died on December 3, 2011.[20]. £1.26 delivery. Internet Explorer is no longer supported on Last.fm. Historic Images Part Number: nox53941. Their concerts were always packed out and both the Spinners and their fans had a great time, with lots of audience participation. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. They got older,and Motown kinda disappeared with the arrival of rap/hip-hop. After some years spent collaborating with Parliament/Funkadelic and working solo, Wynne died of a heart attack while performing in Oakland on July 14, 1984. In 1964, the Spinners made their debut at the Apollo Theater and were received with high favor. Elton John was not happy with the mixes and sat on the tapes for a year before asking for them to be remixed so they would sound easier on the ear. They contributed two songs to Bell's film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh and appeared in the film as a band. by Spinners (Folk Group) Vinyl The Spinners Collection. "[8] Fambrough has led on several Spinners songs on which he sang or shared lead vocals, including: "I Don't Want to Lose You", "Ghetto Child", "Living a Little, Laughing a Little", "Ain't No Price on Happiness", "Smile We Have Each Other", "Just as Long as We Have Love", (a second Spinners duet with Dionne Warwick) and "Now That We're Together". Sources debate the extent to which Fuqua became a member of the group during its stay at Tri-Phi. They variously had four albums in the UK Albums Chart between September 1970 and April 1972. 4.0 out of 5 stars 1. [5] Smith sang lead vocal on this track, coached by Fuqua. A soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive … [21] The group, which still tours actively, consists of Henry Fambrough (the only surviving original member), C.J Jefferson, Jessie Peck, Marvin Taylor and Ronnie Moss. Ironically, the band's roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late '50s. In 2009, Bonhart left the Spinners and was replaced by vocalist Marvin Taylor. In September 2011, 57 years after forming in Detroit and 50 years after "That's What Girls Are Made For", the group was announced as one of 15 final nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, their first nomination, they were also nominated in 2014 and 2015. Their next tour date is Thursday, June 24th at The Canyon Montclair in Montclair, CA. Singing Group "The Spinners.". The Spinners hit the Top 10 twice in the next two years with the Smith and Jackson-led "They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)" (Billboard number 5) and the Wynne-led "The Rubberband Man" (Billboard number 2). Another early member, C. P. Spencer, had already died from a heart attack on October 20, 2004;[16][17] and another, George Dixon, died in 1994. Frustrated with frequent misspellings, group members soon sought a new name, and it was the suggestion of Smith, a lifelong car buff, that won the day: "Spinners" was a … The Spinners of Detroit—Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, John Edwards, Bobbie Smith, and Billy Henderson—have been one of the most consistent and successful vocal groups of all time. One of them, Spinners Live Performance (1971), spent three months in the listing and peaked at No. The Spinners, The Children Of St. Francis Primary School: The Spinners, The Children Of St. Francis Primary School - Clockwork Storybook ‎ (LP, Album) Fontana: SFL 13191: UK: 1969: Sell This Version For the British folk group, see The Spinners (UK band). In 2004, original member Billy Henderson was dismissed from the group after suing the group's corporation and business manager to obtain financial records. The group did have a brief resurgence at the dawning of the new decade, scoring two big hits in 1980 with Michael Zager medleys of "Working My Way Back to You"/"Forgive Me, Girl" (number two in March–April, number one UK) and "Cupid"/"I've Loved You for a Long Time" (number four in July–August, number four UK). Charlton Washington left the group in 2020 to pursue a solo career.He would be replaced by C.J. The Spinners also appears in this compilation. James Edwards remained with the group for a few weeks and was replaced by Bobby Smith, who sang lead on most of the Spinners' early records and their biggest Atlantic Records hits. The friends resided in Detroit's Herman Gardens public housing project and came together to make music. In 2017, the Spinners were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. The five-man group, long noted for its strong harmonics, emotive lead singing, and imaginative choreography, learned early on that it takes more than pure talent to sustain success. 1. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. I have not heard anything about them, in years. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners. In 1970, after a five-year absence, they hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 with writer-producer Stevie Wonder's composition, (the G.C. G.C. The Singing City. Dream Merchant (4:20 Version) 3. I have been a Spinners fan for a good many years. When the Spinners signed to Atlantic in 1972, they were a respected but commercially unremarkable singing group who had never had a Top Ten pop hit — despite having been a recording act for over a decade. Bobby Smith (pictured), co-founder and, for the most part, the lead singer of the iconic R&B group, The Spinners, has passed away at age 76, reports … A contract with the Tri-Phi label and Harvey Fuqua, who was seeking another Moonglow-like group. And in Britain, the American group is referred to as The Detroit Spinners, hence Detroit, the city the group was from. by Spinners (Folk Group) | 1970. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). It then went to number one on the singles chart after being released on DJ Fatboy Slim's Southern Fried Records. They would go on to release a pair of albums, in addition to performing the title track to the 1987 hit film Spaceballs, during the latter half of the 1980s, though none of these efforts were commercially successful. 1. The Spinners is currently on tour. Shortly after the release of 2nd Time Around,[8] Atlantic Records recording artist Aretha Franklin suggested the group finish their Motown contract and sign with Atlantic Records. Always will be. A soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. [18], Original member Pervis Jackson, who was still touring as a member of the group, died from cancer on August 18, 2008. Cameron stayed with Motown as a solo artist, and was replaced in The Spinners by Philippé Wynne, who sang lead on most of the group… The Spinners, released in 1973, was not only a bold statement of a new beginning for the group, it became one of the most important soul albums ever. Following their Atlantic successes, Motown also issued a "Best of the Spinners" LP which featured selections from their Motown/V.I.P. Jan 19, 2014 - Explore joyce mccartney's board "1960s singing groups" on Pinterest. In 1954 local friends, Billy Henerson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, C.P Spencer and James Edwards formed a singing group and called themselves The Domingoes. Artists similar to The Spinners on OLDIES.com. The following singles reached the top 40 on the US or UK charts: The Spinners in 1965. 69. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. The 1973 follow-up singles "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" (led principally by Smith, with Wynne leading on the tune's fade out), which was another million-seller,[12] "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" (led by Wynne), and "Ghetto Child" (led by Fambrough and Wynne) cemented the group's reputation, as well as further that of Bell, a noted Philly soul producer. Tracks of Disc 1; 1. [2] In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 14. Audio CD £1.69 £ 1. The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Ferndale, Michigan, in 1954. The Spinners discography and songs: Music profile for The Spinners, formed September 1958. Average … However, with songwriter Thom Bell at the helm, the Spinners charted five Top 100 singles (and two Top Tens) from their first post-Motown album, Spinners (1973), and went on to become one of the biggest soul groups of the 1970s. The group continues to tour, with Henry Fambrough as the only original member. After their chart career ended, the Spinners continued touring for decades. This song reached number 91 that November, and was the last Tri-Phi Records' single to reach the Top 100 charts. This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. by Spinners | 2016. The Spinners' first single, "That's What Girls Are Made For", was recorded under Harvey Fuqua's Tri-Phi Records. However, most sources do not list him as an official member. In concert you would find Cliff playing guitar and leading the singing of his native West Indian songs, whilst his harmonica playing lent a strong suggestion of the traditional ‘squeeze box’ sound […] Photo is dated 05-18-1977. Go directly to shout page. In the midst of their Atlantic hits, it crawled to number 91 in the US. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. Their biggest hit of the year, however, was a collaboration with Dionne Warwick, "Then Came You" (led by Smith, Warwick, and Wynne), which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming each act's first chart-topping "Pop" hit. The Spinners originally came from Detroit, and languished at Motown for most of the 60s before they scored a couple of Stevie Wonder-produced hits in 1970, with G.C. A doo-wop group: The Domingoes. A: The short answer is no. We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. From the Vaults, (US Natural Resources label NR 4014 and in the UK on Tamla Motown STMR 9001), included the song "What More Could a Boy Ask For" (Fuqua & Bristol), which was recorded circa 1965. [22] They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly with producer Thom Bell. [15] In 1979, Motown released a compilation album on both sides of the Atlantic. (In Britain, where there already was a popular folk group by that name, they were the Detroit Spinners.) However, success once again waned in the years that followed. A 1961 R&B hit, "That's What Girls Are Made For," featuring Fuqua. Some talent-contest wins. And while four of the five original members have passed on and they haven’t had a hit on the charts since 1983, the iconic doo-wop group’s still singing and stepping – although more for nostalgic seniors than squealing teens. In 1972, The Spinners switched record labels and moved from Motown to Atlantic. 1 decade ago. recordings. Listen to music from The Spinners. 0 0. Cameron had joined the band as lead singer at the time of this song's initial release. [19] The group continued for a short time as a quartet before Jessie Robert Peck (born in Queens, New York, December 17, 1968) was recruited as the group's new bass vocalist in February 2009. That one. "Games People Play", also known as ""They Just Can't Stop It" The (Games People Play)", is a song recorded by American R&B vocal group The Spinners. The friends resided in Detroit's Herman Gardens public housing project and came together to make music. In 1954, Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, C. P. Spencer, and James Edwards formed The Domingoes in Ferndale, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. 1967. 4.7 out of 5 stars 104. A name change inspired by Smith's chrome car accessory: The Spinners. Discover video clips of recent music performances and more on MTV. The track was then remixed by Ashley Beedle from Xpress-2 in 2003 after becoming a fixture in the Balearic nightclubs and being used by Sky Sports for an advertisement. George Dixon replaced Spencer, and the group renamed themselves the Spinners in 1961.[6]. [9][10] Radio airplay for the B-side led Atlantic to flip the single over, with "I'll Be Around" hitting number 3 and "How Could I Let You Get Away" reaching number 77. With limited commercial success, Motown assigned the Spinners as road managers, chaperones, and chauffeurs for other groups, and even as shipping clerks. 0 0. When lead singer Bobby Smith died of pneumonia and the flu in 2013, only one person would have blamed Henry Fambrough if he decided to pull the plug on the popular rhythm and blues group the Spinners. It may contain wrinkles, cracks, and possibly even tears due to its age and how it was handled before it got to us. Frank Washington, formerly of The Futures and The Delfonics, joined for a few years, before being replaced by Charlton Washington (no relation). Fuqua sang lead on some of the singles and considered himself a Spinner. In a 2014 interview, Henry Fambrough, the group's last surviving original member, stated: "Bobby (Smith) was always our major lead singer for all those years. [3] Music critic Robert Christgau has called the Spinners "a renowned show group whose supersmooth producer inhibits improvisation".[4]. Though this version of the group had minor hits from 1977 to 1979, they failed to hit the pop Top 40 for three years and parted ways with Thom Bell. "I'll Be Around" was also the Spinners' first million-selling hit single. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. This is an original press photo. "Games People Play" featured guest vocalist Evette L. Benton[13] (though producer Bell disputed this in a UK-based interview, claiming Evette's line was actually group member Henry Fambrough – his voice sped up),[14] and led to the nickname "Mister 12:45" for bass singer Jackson, after his signature vocal line on the song. Verified Purchase. Vinyl Audio Cassette THE SPINNERS Are in Town UK folk band LP. [5] From 1966 to 1969, the group released one single a year, but only the 1966 single "Truly Yours" peaked on the Billboard 100 R&B chart at number 16.[5]. There was, however, an unrelated British folk group called The Spinners. Lots of "Spinners" recordings on eBay, Michael, including 1 guy who’s selling 6 of their records with a starting bid price of 5p. The Spinners were a folk group from Liverpool, England, that formed in September 1958. James Edwards' brother, Edgar "Chico" Edwards, replaced Dixon in the group in 1963, at which time Tri-Phi and its entire artist roster was bought out by Fuqua's brother-in-law, Berry Gordy of Motown Records. 0 0. imprint. Spinners Singing Group. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. 1 decade ago. 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. Find The Spinners bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Dapper R&B group whose elaborately orchestrated… Source(s): https://shorte.im/a0uIq. Mick is now a solo artist living and colaborating with local musicians in the South West of England, however he still likes to get together with […] Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. There were four Spinners Cliff Hall, Tony Davis, Mick Groves and Hughie Jones who sang and played a variety of instruments in different permutations and combinations. "I'll Always Love You" hit number 35 in 1965. It is British folk music at its best! They were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Spencer's replacement by George W. Dixon. The Bobby Smith-led "I'll Be Around", their first top ten hit, was actually the B-side of their first Atlantic single, the Fambrough and Wynne-led "How Could I Let You Get Away". While recording an album that Stevie Wonder was producing for them, their Motown contract expired, leaving the LP unfinished. The group's last Hot 100 hit was a remake of Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away", which peaked at number 67 in 1983. Welcome to former “Spinner” Mick Groves Website. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Spinners. One had all of the Spinners, the other with only lead singer Philippé Wynne on backing vocals. In 1977, the Spinners had recorded two versions of "Are You Ready for Love" at the Philadelphia studios. Great Singing Group, The Spinners, don't know a few of them may have died. Lead singer Bobby Smith died on March 16, 2013. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 April 2013. 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