The Best of the Spinners Best of, Import
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Top Customer Reviews
Bell worked with the best ingridients. Phillippe Wynne's lead voice danced and testified around the melodies of "Mighty Love" and "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)," crooned atop the sparkling old-fashioned ballad "How Could I Let You Get Away," captured the stately, sweet family memory of "Sadie." (Could any song sound happier to hear or sing than 1974's #1 "Then Came You," or "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love?")
Bell had outstanding songs, many written with late partner Linda Creed, which poetically caught snapshots of 70s life ("Ghetto Child," the missed opportunities of "Games People Play." But most of all, Bell had unerring pop and R&B style sense; he arranged funny, funky, and silly (1976's #2 "Rubberband Man") or sparce and serious ("I'll Be Around," with its two distinctive, chiming intro guitar chords).
Released in 1978 at the height of disco and after Wynne boarded the Parliament-Funkadelic mothership, this Spinners collection misses several fine tracks ("Love Don't Love Nobody," "It's A Shame") which show up on 1991's later "One Of A Kind" 2CD anthology. Yet "The Best Of The Spinners" remains a reasonably-priced set recalling one of classic soul's underrated groups (and producers) at their collective best. Highly recommended.
Some good work here led by lead singer G.C. Cameron (who is currently touring again with the group as John Edwards was ill). "It's a Shame," their lone Motown hit, obviously highlights this set. Some of the material is solid, but certainly not up to their Thom Bell produced sound a few years later.
Cameron kicks it in with "My Whole World Ended" and "I've got to find myself a brand new baby" is an upbeat song.
Interesting CD to show Spinners roots and why they left Motown. Huge confusion today: The Spinners are not really a Motown group. They made their mark with Atlantic.
Amazon STILL has not corrected the song listing on this. None of the songs they have listed are on this CD.
Most recent customer reviews
I once owned this great album on vinyl. The description on Amazon looks great -- everything one would want from a Spinners CD. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by He Who Drives a Zamboni
This CD does NOT have the tracks listed. No "Rubberband Man",
"Could It Be..", nor "Then Came You". I was VERY dissapointed! Read more