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They had started out on the Baltimore soul scene as two separate groups -- one was known as Frankie and the Spinners and the other, Little Ray and the Playboys. The groups eventually got together because one member had quit and another went to join the Marines. In 1968 the group started to record and had to change their name because of Motown group, the Spinners. Thus Frankie and the Spindles came to be.
The were still playing gigs as Frankie & the Spinners in late April 1968 but had their Roc-ker 45 on the US national soul chart by July, so I guess they had only changed their name when the 45 had escaped into the shops.
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Frankie & The Spindles Discography Tracks

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LSR 01001-2 Frankie & The Spindles - Lost Soul Oldies: Rare & Hard To Find Oldies - Vol. 1 album art Various There Is A Beauty Various - Lost Soul Oldies: Rare & Hard To Find Oldies - Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Lost Soul Records LSR 01001-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
ITP 8796-2 Frankie & The Spindles - Underground Oldies - Volume 2 album art Various Count To Ten Various - Underground Oldies - Volume 2(CD, Comp) I.T.P. Records ITP 8796-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
ITP 8908-2 Frankie & The Spindles - Underground Oldies - Volume 8 album art Various Have You Seen Her (Live!) Various - Underground Oldies - Volume 8(CD, Comp) I.T.P. Records ITP 8908-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
Frankie & The Spindles - Conquer The World: The Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records album art Various Makin' Up Time (Parts 1 & 2) Various - Conquer The World: The Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records (Comp) Philadelphia International Records, Legacy US 2007 Sell This Version
LOVE1000 Frankie & The Spindles - Jimmy Bishop And Butterball Present 30 Golden Souvenirs album art Butterball (3) And Jimmy Bishop Count To Ten Butterball (3) And Jimmy Bishop - Jimmy Bishop And Butterball Present 30 Golden Souvenirs(2xLP, Comp) Not On Label LOVE1000 US Unknown Sell This Version
601 Frankie & The Spindles - The Two Sides Of Donny Brooks album art Various Count To Ten Various - The Two Sides Of Donny Brooks(2xLP, Comp) Badfinger 601 US Unknown Sell This Version

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rolandallen42

rolandallen42

November 24, 2015
one of the group members had a son franklin i beleive it was frankie went to george street elementary is that coorect i went to school with him

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