Monday, May 29, 2017

Spinners – Right Or Wrong (Atlantic)

Born back in 1954 from the reunion of a band of friends who grew up in the neighborood of Detroit who initially called themselves The Domingoes, the Spinners officially saw the light 7 years later, although 3 years after the Liverpool_based folk quartet of the name, which got them in the obligation to appear as the Detroit Spinners in the UK. They would have to wait though until the 70’s and their signature on Atlantic Records to get recognition, with Thom Bell in charge of the production. From then, the Spinners would become one of the biggest Soul groups in the 70’s, with classics such as ‘I’ll Be Around’, ‘Working My Way Back To You’, ‘The Rubberman Band’ and ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’ (later on covered by David Grant & Jaki Graham).
Taken from their 1984 released ‘Cross Fire’, the instantly identifiable ‘Right Or Wrong’, with production work by the likes of Leon F. Sylvers III who crafted the S.O.L.A.R. sound for artists such as The Whispers, Dynasty and Shalamar, would be their last success, even though quite moderate in comparison with its predecessors.
Dismissed from the band after suing the group’s corporation and business manager to obtain financial records back in 2004, Billy Henderson died of complications caused by diabetes on Feb. 02, 2007 in Daytona Beach, FL, at the age of 67…

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