Album of the Day
The Spinners had cut several records for Motown but the Detroit vocal group didn't really hit its stride until signing with Atlantic Records; the quintet's eponymous 1973 debut for the label was nothing less than a masterpiece. Recorded with producer Thom Bell, the album epitomized the “Philly soul” sound that would dominate airwaves for much of the decade - a seamless blend of passionate vocals and nimble orchestration. With recent arrival Philippé Wynne leading the way, the harmonizing is impeccable throughout this set, which topped the Billboard R&B chart. Among the classics included here are “Ghetto Child,” "One of a Kind (Love Affair)," “I'll Be Around” and “Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" - the latter two became Top 10 singles. As there are several great love songs on THE SPINNERS, we'll give the album another spin for Valentine's Day!