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There have been at least three groups called The Spinners: a soul group, a 1960s folk group and a Turkish punk band.

1. A soul group of the early ’70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. In the UK they were known as “The Detroit Spinners” to avoid confusion with British band The Spinners. The band’s roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late ’50s. Throughout the ’60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. By the mid-’60s, they had signed with Motown Records, but the label never gave the group much consideration. “It’s a Shame” became a hit in 1970, but the label continued to ignore the group, and dropped the band two years later. Unsigned and featuring new lead singer Phillipe Wynne, the Spinners seemed destined to never break into the big leagues, but they managed to sign with Atlantic Records, where they began working with producer Thom Bell. With his assistance, the Spinners developed a distinctive sound, one that relied on Wynne’s falsetto and the group’s intricate vocal harmonies. Bell provided the group with an appropriately detailed production, creating a detailed web of horns, strings, backing vocals, and lightly funky rhythms.

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  • K2adir

    The first all-girl band of Turkey was “THE SPINNERS“ from Ankara. They were a melodic punk rock band and they released a demo called “Dig The Hole, Forget The Sun“ in ’89. They got great attention from the worldwide DIY press and they were included in lots of compilations from all over the world. They split up in the mid ‘90s. The first all-female hard rock band of Turkey

    20 Nov 4:41am Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    ITS a cheimi cheimi

    21 Apr 4:31am Reply
  • bentbyrne

    It's a shame shame shame

    7 Jan 2:12am Reply
  • rgnchbngl

    Spinners is Turk Anarcho-Hardcore Punk band formed in 1987. [2]

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • keresaspa

    @Saskatchewan_ Ah good, I was beginning to fear I was the only one listening to the Scouse legends on here!

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • KeithJones

    RIP lead singer Bobby Smith (of the "Detroit" Spinners)

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Saskatchewan_

    Hahaha, every time I listen to the original Spinners, the ones from Liverpool, it comes up as these guys. Ah well.

    27 May 2012 Reply
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    18 Oct 2011 Reply
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    11 Oct 2011 Reply
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    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    Just their song titles get me non my feet, smiling, thinking about listening to the radio: "Rubberband Man", "It's A Shame", "working My Way..." - they're just so tremendous.

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lorenzo_2

    nice tune.

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LyricsRme1

    It's A Shame...they don't make songs like this any more!

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • directxd

    I'll be around yeah!

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • breakfuss

    Saaaaaaaaaaadiiiiie. I don't even know this woman, and I want to hug her. @jcpdiesel21 I saw that performance as well, true display of showmanship.

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • jimmi9ine

    I'll be around is the real deal!!!

    22 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Blondie2363

    Luv, Luv Luv The Spinners!!!!!! Since I was a child!!! I grew up listening to Motown!!

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • tnn221

    Have loved the Spinners since childhood and always will!

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • cudddy

    It's a shame :)

    18 Oct 2010 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    I was only looking the other day at a five disc set of classic spinners,or detroit spinners as their known here in UK.one on my wishlist.

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
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