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Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Donald E. Gilliland Top Contributor: Rock Music. Verified Purchase. For the most part this is another wonderful CD reissue by the Kent and Ace team. Basically, it's the Spinners debut album for Motown, "The Original Spinners," along with a generous helping of 14 bonus tracks. I love the Spinners' s material on Atlantic; some of the finest soul music ever recorded, in my opinion.
But other than hearing the delectable "I'll Always Love You," I had never heard this early album by the group. They definitely adhered to the Motown sound of that era and most of the material is very good. But there are a few tracks that stray too much into early 60s doo-wop territory for my tastes. Try as I might, I just can't like it.
And it doesn't really fit with the following tracks on the album. Perhaps the fact that it was first released as a single in , while the rest of the material on the original album was recorded between and , has something to do with how "dated" that first track sounds. The first two bonus tracks "Darling" and "Words Can't Describe" are also older recordings, both from , and they also have the doo-wop vibe that just doesn't cut it for me.
But the rest of the bonus tracks are of surprisingly high quality and sound more like what the Spinners would record a few years later. Kudos to the reissue team for unearthing these soul goodies. I think most Spinners fans will love these early recordings, even if there are a few clunkers in the batch. For most Spinners fans the first memory of this great group was when G.
Cameron took the lead on It's A Shame back in Truly Yours starts in the 's before the group joined Motown after being discovered by Harvey Fuqua former lead of the doo wop group The Moonglows. Fuqua who was married to Berry Gordy's sister formed a label called Tri-Phi and recorded the Spinners on this label. Gordy soon bought the label and the Spinners became part of the Motown family.
Truly Yours features the lead singing of Bobby Smith still with the group and a tenor named Chico Edwards who actually handles most of the leads on this awesome album. Featured on the album are 14 cuts that most of us have never heard before and are all enjoyable, especially the cover of the Four Tops Tea House In China Town.
I rate this album a must have for all fans of the Spinners. The Spinners had a unique ability to make a song sound better than it may have actually been. Even after hearing the bonus tracks for the first time, I found myself liking what I heard. Maybe a hint of what was to come with Thom Bell producing and arranging the Spinners. Anyway back to Motown and my favorites from their "Original Spinners" album which happens to be all twelve tracks. One person found this helpful. Product Came exactly as described.
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Reviewed by Betty Page. Did the right thing too: his colours obviously couldn't show through in a pack of eight runners. Andde gives it his all in the vocal dept. Can't say it hasn't been done before, but the man has style and carries it off well. Which is more than can be said for virtually anyone else in this dire week. Read review written by Stephanie Thorburn here.
Undiscovered Classics, ; recorded — For the rest of the s, Leek pursued his own career as a musician, as well as writing a musical interpretation of a Dylan Thomas poem which was recorded and released by Tom Jonesand acting alongside Billie Whitelaw and David Van Day as an aspiring songwriter in the Tony Klinger -produced movie Promo-Man. Load more international reviews. FREE Shipping on your first order. Homeground Undiscovered Classics A must for any fan. Ever Soul Darling - Andde Leek - Soul Darling (Vinyl) self-publicist and increasingly adept at self-publishing, Andy Leek appears as though he is still trying to find the fame and fortune he might have expected would follow his unquestionable achievements in the music business. He is an original member of Dexys Midnight Runners and played on the number one single "Geno".
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