Spinners

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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 Working My Way Back To You, 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.
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Albums

MO-639 Spinners - The Original Spinners album art The Spinners* The Original Spinners (Album) Motown MO-639 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
VIPS-405, VS 405, VS405 VIP Spinners - 2nd Time Around album art The Spinners* 2nd Time Around (Album) V.I.P. VIPS-405, VS 405, VS405 VIP US 1970 Sell This Version
QD 7256 Spinners - Spinners album art Spinners Spinners (Album) Atlantic QD 7256 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATL TP 18118 Spinners - New And Improved album art Spinners New And Improved (Album) Atlantic ATL TP 18118 US 1974 Sell This Version
K 50030 Spinners - Mighty Love album art Spinners Mighty Love (Album) Atlantic K 50030 Israel 1974 Sell This Version
SD 2-910 Spinners - Spinners Live! album art Spinners Spinners Live! (Album) Atlantic SD 2-910 US 1975 Sell This Version
SD 18141 Spinners - Pick Of The Litter album art Spinners Pick Of The Litter (Album) Atlantic SD 18141 US 1975 Sell This Version
SD 18181 Spinners - Happiness Is Being With The Spinners album art Spinners Happiness Is Being With The Spinners (Album) Atlantic SD 18181 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
P-10437A Spinners - Spinners/8 album art Spinners Spinners/8 (Album) Atlantic P-10437A Japan 1977 Sell This Version
ATL 50 354 Spinners - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow album art Spinners Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 354 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
none Spinners - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week  album art Robert W. Morgan, Spinners Robert W. Morgan, Spinners - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week (LP, TP) Watermark none US 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 544 Spinners - From Here To Eternally album art Spinners From Here To Eternally (Album) Atlantic ATL 50 544 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
P-10812A Spinners - Dancin' And Lovin' album art Spinners Dancin' And Lovin' (Album) Atlantic P-10812A Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SD 19270 Spinners - Love Trippin' album art Spinners Love Trippin' (Album) Atlantic SD 19270 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16032 Spinners - Labor Of Love album art Spinners Labor Of Love (Album) Atlantic SD 16032 US 1981 Sell This Version
ATL 50838, ATL K 50 838 Spinners - Can't Shake This Feelin' album art Spinners Can't Shake This Feelin' (Album) Atlantic ATL 50838, ATL K 50 838 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
780020-1 Spinners - Grand Slam album art The Spinners* Grand Slam (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 780020-1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BC-82-9 Spinners - Budweiser Concert Of The Month album art The Spinners* Budweiser Concert Of The Month(LP, Transcription) Westwood One BC-82-9 US 1982 Sell This Version
80150-1 Spinners - Cross Fire album art Spinners Cross Fire (Album) Atlantic 80150-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
790 456-1 Spinners - Lovin' Feelings album art The Spinners* Lovin' Feelings (Album) Mirage (2) 790 456-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
VDP-1513 Spinners - Down To Business album art The Spinners* Down To Business (Album) Volt VDP-1513 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
706752 Spinners - Live! album art The Detroit Spinners* Live! (Album) Hallmark Music & Entertainment 706752 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SB2 0349 Spinners - #1 Soul album art The Stylistics / The Spinners* The Stylistics / The Spinners* - #1 Soul(CD, Album) Sonoma Entertainment SB2 0349 US 2011 Sell This Version
88697841042 Spinners - S.O.U.L. album art Spinners S.O.U.L.(CD, Album) Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88697841042 US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TP-1001 Spinners - That’s What Girls Are Made For album art The Spinners* That’s What Girls Are Made For (Single) Tri-Phi Records TP-1001 US 1961 Sell This Version