The Spinners had been languishing in relative obscurity on the Tamla Motown label for almost a decade when they made the momentous decision to move to Atlantic Records in 1972 and the rest, as the old cliché goes, is history. The Detroit-based soul quintet joined forces with influential Philadelphia record producer Thom Bell to create a string of effortlessly memorable singles during the next few years, and the cream of their Atlantic output has been gathered together here, including hits such as Ghetto Child, Then Came You and I’ll Be Around.
The Detroit Spinners ‘The Ultimate Collection’ is a 31-track, two-disc best of spanning 1972 to ’84, with ace sleevenotes from RC’s own Charles Waring. The selection eschews the group’s Motown recordings for their more commercial Atlantic output, recorded under the supervision of Philly songwriter/producer Thom Bell. Signing to Atlantic in ’72 on Aretha Franklin’s advice, the hits came quick and the Spinners were soon a regular feature at the top of the US R&B charts with 45s such as I’ll Be Around, Could It Be I’m Falling In Love, One Of A Kind (Love Affair), Games People Play and The Rubberband Man.
The Detroit Spinners, aka The Spinners aka The Motown Spinners never really achieved their much deserved fame whilst at Motown aside from their underground hit, Its A Shame.
It was only when they left in the early 70’s for Atlantic Records and paired up with Philly producer Thom Bell that the hits stared to roll in.
Scoring heavily with covers of Cupid, Working My way Back To You, The newly names Detroit Spinners became the darlings of the UK charts.
Here you’ll discover not just those hits mentioned but a total of 31 stunning tracks from one of soul music’s most commercial exponents.