The ’60s and ’70s are stuffed with great R&B groups that had immense success in Top 40s across radiodom. One of them are Spinners. Formed in the early ’50s, it is their recording years that have them on pedestals. They have had over 20 hit singles, singles that include “The Rubberband Man”, “I’ll Be Around”, “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”, “One Of A Kind (Love Affair)”, and “Then Came You (with Dionne Warwick). That’s just a scratch of the singles. Over their 50 years, they released over 20 albums ad still are a draw in touring today.

On August 4, Real Gone Music will issue a strong 2CD set of recordings dating from 1972 into 1979. In those years, they recorded for Atlantic Records producing their greatest array of hits. During this period, they generated Gold albums for Atlantic. This collected set feature 43 songs including a bonus track of a new version of “One Of A Kind (Love Affair)”. The title for the 2CD set will be The Complete Atlantic Singles – The Thom Bell Productions – 1972-1979.

The booklet features photos, and an essay by Joe Marchese (a favorite counterpart of ours who writes for The Second Disc when he isn’t too busy putting out great CD and LP releases of his own). An interview with Thom Bell is included.

The Complete Atlantic Singles: The Thom Bell Productions 1972-1979 – Spinners

01 How Could I Let You Get Away
02 I’ll Be Around
03 Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
04 Just You And Me Baby
05 One Of A Kind (Love Affair)
06 Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You
07 Ghetto Child
08 We Belong Together
09 Mighty Love Pt. I
10 Mighty Love Pt. II
11 I’m Coming Home
12 He’ll Never Love You Like I Do
13 Then Came You
14 Just As Long As We Have Love
15 Love Don’t Love Nobody Pt. I
16 Love Don’t Love Nobody Pt. II
17 Living A Little, Laughing A Little
18 Smile, We Have Each Other
19 Sadie
20 Lazy Susan
21 They Just Can’t Stop It (The Games People Play)
22 I Don’t Want To Lose You

01 Love Or Leave
02 You Made A Promise To Me
03 Wake Up Susan
04 If You Can’t Be In Love
05 The Rubberband Man
06 Now That We’re Together
07 You’re Throwing A Good Love Away
08 You’re All I Need In Life
09 Me And My Music
10 I’m Riding Your Shadow (Down To Love)
11 Heaven On Earth (So Fine)
12 I’m Tired Of Giving
13 Easy Come, Easy Go
14 (Love Is) One Step Away
15 If You Wanna Do A Dance (All Night)
16 Once In A Life Proposal
17 Are You Ready For Love
18 Once You Fall In Love
19 I Love The Music (Short Version)
20 Don’t Let The Man Get You
Bonus Track
21 One Of A Kind (Love Affair) (New Version)

By MARowe