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The Spinners

Spinners, The

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Major LP Release from Tamla

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 13 January 1968

THE BIG R & B companies have a habit of LP release lists which make mouths watery with anticipation. Of course the omnipresent financial problem ...

Motown's Spinners

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 5 February 1971

AFTER NEARLY ten years of trying, the Spinners finally achieved their break-through in this country via the first Stevie Wonder production of them. The song ...

Detroit Spinners: Memories of the Brown Beatles

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 9 June 1973

SINCE LEAVING Motown the Detroit Spinners have changed considerably, largely because of the recording direction of Philadelphia genius Thom Bell. ...

The Spinners: From Ghetto to Gold

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1973

Tony Cummings talks to the DETROIT SPINNERS ...

Philly Special: The Thom Bell Story

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, January 1974

THOM BELL smiles a lot. And it isn't only his natural good humour which creases his handsome, bearded face into another explosion of laughter. Over ...

Graham Central Station, the Detroit Spinners, Ashford & Simpson: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 13 April 1974

Central Station soul special ...

The Temptations, The Spinners: Apollo Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 14 April 1974

THE ATTRACTION at the Apollo Theater is actually a confrontation between two major soul singing groups, the Temptations, the headliners, and the Spinners. This is ...

The Detroit Spinners: Living & Laughing

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 1 April 1975

IF YOU talk about supergroups these days, it is inevitable that The Spinners will enter your conversation. In the relatively short space of four years, ...

The Spinners, the Jimmy Castor Bunch, Ben E. King, Sister Sledge: Manchester Opera House

Live Review by Idris Walters, Melody Maker, 12 April 1975

ATLANTIC'S Supersoul On-Tour '75 (direct descendant from the sixties' Stax/Volt Review) hit the Manchester Opera House after a successful opening night at the Liverpool Empire. ...

Sister Sledge; Jimmy Castor; Ben E. King; The Spinners: Return of the Soul Package

Report and Interview by Bob Fisher, Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 19 April 1975

From the great lost soul label of Atlantic it came, writhing with synchronized funk, its many black heads chanting and wailing. Nothing like it had ...

Ben E. King, The Jimmy Castor Bunch, The Spinners, Sister Sledge: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Robin Katz, Sounds, 26 April 1975


Thom Bell & The Spinners: Looking For 'Hudson Bros.' Acceptance

Interview by Ian Dove, Phonograph Record, March 1976

WHEN THE SPINNERS recently celebrated 25 years together as a group, amid all the celebrations the soul quintet were quick to point out the part ...

The Detroit Spinners: Spinners Wynner

Interview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, June 1976

The Detroit Spinners have recently celebrated twenty years in the music business. Their leader, Philippé Wynne, talked to Davitt Sigerson in New York about his ...

Rappin' with the Spinners

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 5 October 1976

David Nathan talks of this 'n' that with Henry and Pervis of the Atlantic supergroup... ...

The Spinners: Breakin' The Barriers

Interview by Frank Bach, The Ann Arbor Sun, 8 October 1976

EVER SINCE the beginnings of radio broadcasting in this country, the programming policies of most of the large white-owned stations have made it difficult, if ...

The Spinners: Today and Tomorrow

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 12 April 1977

David Nathan talks to the boys as they unfurl the dawning of a new era with the addition of John Edwards to replace lead singer ...

Detroit Spinners, Brass Construction: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 7 May 1977

A FIASCO is when you put too much showbiz into soul biz. ...

Eternal Spinners

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, July 1979

TIMING AND distinctive sound are two of our favourite comments when it comes to reviewing music in B&S. Timing (and the inborn knowledge when to ...

Ex-Spinner collapses onstage, dies

Obituary by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 30 August 1984

PHILIPPE E. WYNNE, the former Spinner whose sweet, soulful tenor was heard on such million-selling hits as 'One of a Kind (Love Affair)', 'Could It ...

Brotherly Love: The Musicians

Sleeve notes by Vernon Gibbs, Epic/Philadelphia International, 1997

Original contribution to sleevenotes for The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & The Story Of Brotherly Love (1966-1976) (Epic/Philadelphia International) ...


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