With limited commercial success, Motown assigned the Spinners as road managers, chaperones, and chauffeurs for other groups, and even as shipping clerks. Cameron replaced Edgar "Chico" Edwards inand inthe group switched to the Motown-owned V.
Inafter a five-year absence, they hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot with writer-producer Stevie Wonder 's composition, the G. Cameron-led " It's a Shame " co-written by Syreeta Wright and again charted the following year with another Wonder song the composer also produced, "We'll Have It Made" led by Cameronfrom their new album, 2nd Time Around.
However, these were their last two singles for V. Shortly after the release of 2nd Time Around Atlantic Records recording artist Aretha Franklin suggested the group finish their Motown contract and sign with Atlantic Records.
While recording an album that Stevie Wonder was producing for them, their Motown contract expired, leaving the LP unfinished. When the Spinners signed to Atlantic inthey were a respected but commercially unremarkable singing group who had never had a Top Ten pop hit — despite having been a recording act for over a decade.
However, with songwriter Thom Bell at the helm, the Spinners charted five Top singles and two Top Tens from their first post-Motown album, Spinnersand went on to become one of the biggest soul groups of the s. The follow-up singles " Could It Be I'm Falling in Love " led principally by Smith, with Wynne leading on the tune's fade outwhich was Mamou Two-Step - Various - Cajun & Zydeco (Milestones Of Legends) million-seller,  " One of a Kind Love Affair " led by Wynneand "Ghetto Child" led by Fambrough and Wynne cemented the group's reputation, as well as further that of Bell, a noted Philly soul producer.
In the midst of their Atlantic hits, it crawled to number 91 in the US. Their biggest hit of the year, however, was a collaboration with Dionne Warwick" Then Came You " led by Smith, Warwick, and Wynnewhich hit number one on the Billboard Hotbecoming each act's first chart-topping "Pop" hit. Benton  though producer Bell disputed this in a UK-based interview, claiming Evette's line was actually group member Henry Fambrough — his voice sped up and led to the nickname "Mister " for bass singer Jackson, after his signature vocal line on the song.
Though this version of the group had minor hits from tothey failed to hit the pop Top 40 Love Will Rain On You - Archie Bell & The Drells - I Cant Stop Dancing three years and parted ways with Thom Bell. However, success once again waned in the years that followed. They would go on to release a pair of albums, in addition to performing the title track to the hit film Spaceballsduring the latter half of the s, though none of these efforts were commercially successful.
Inthe group guest starred as Ill Always Love You - The Spinners* - The Spinners on the TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley. In a interview, Henry Fambrough, the group's last surviving original member, stated: "Bobby Smith was always our major lead singer for all those Ill Always Love You - The Spinners* - The Spinners.
Had always been. Always will be. After their chart career ended, the Spinners continued touring for decades. They are big draws on the oldies and nostalgia concert circuits, playing the music that made them famous. Cameron rejoined the group as lead vocalist from to replacing John Edwards, who left due to a strokebut he left them in to join The Temptations.
Frank Washington, formerly of The Futures and The Delfonicsjoined for a few years, before being replaced by Charlton Washington no relation. Inoriginal member Billy Henderson was dismissed from the group after suing the group's corporation and business manager to obtain financial records.
He was replaced by Harold "Spike" Bonhart. Henderson died due to complications from diabetes on February 2,at the age of Another early member, C. Spencer, had already died from a heart attack on October 20, ;   and another, George Dixon, died in Original member Pervis Jacksonwho was still touring as a member of the group, died from cancer on August 18, Friday 2 August Saturday 3 August Sunday 4 August Monday 5 August Tuesday 6 August Wednesday 7 August Thursday 8 August Friday 9 August Saturday 10 August Sunday 11 August Monday 12 August Tuesday 13 August Wednesday 14 August Thursday 15 August Friday 16 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August Ill Always Love You - The Spinners* - The Spinners 21 August Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August Saturday 31 August Sunday 1 September Monday 2 September Tuesday 3 September Wednesday 4 September Thursday 5 September Ill Always Love You - The Spinners* - The Spinners 6 September Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September Monday 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 September Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Wednesday 25 September Thursday 26 September Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October The song was included Ill Always Love You - The Spinners* - The Spinners the group's self-titled album on Atlantic Recordstheir first album release for the label.
Radio deejays, however, soon opted for "I'll Be Around" which led to Atlantic flipping the single over and the song became an unexpected hit, eventually spending five weeks at number one on the U. Pop chart in the fall of The success Cactus Jack - Antiseen - The Best Of "I'll Be Around" would be the first in a series of chart successes The Spinners and Bell would have together during the s.
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Jamaican reggae artist Otis Gayle also recorded a steadfast version of "I'll Be Around" for the Studio One label in the early s, that features the recognizable organ playing of Jackie Mittoo. Like many Jamaican recordings, the instrumental track for this song went on to be the foundation for many Jamaican singles to this day, notably Johnny Osbournes hit We Need Love.
Ina cover by the American new wave group What Is Ill Always Love You - The Spinners* - The Spinners Inrapper Rappin' 4-Tay released his own version of the song as the second single from his second The Gentle Maiden - Stuart Burrows - Sings Lifes Sweet Melody. This version replaced the song's original lyrics with those written by Rappin' 4-Tay, though it sampled the original and retained the chorus, for which The Spinners were credited as featured artists.
This version became a top hit in the United States, peaking at number 39 on the Billboard Hot
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