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Monday, May 30, 2005

One Of A Kind *Works For Now* 

“One Of A Kind (Love Affair)” was released by the Spinners on their Self Titled album in 1972. I was only 7 at the time so no; I did not buy the original. Knowing my mother though, I am pretty sure she bought it.

The Spinners started their career right out of high school in the late 50’s as a do-wop group called The Domingoes. In the 60’s they changed their name to The Detroit Spinners. The group changed to a more R&B style of music when their record company was bought out by Motown. Unfortunately Motown paid little attention to the group and dropped them after 2 years in 1972.
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The group was picked up by Atlantic Records and placed under the care of producer Thom Bell who took the group to the top of the charts.
The group has gone through several lead singers, but pretty much all of the hits that The Spinners had came when Phillipe Wynne was in the lead spot. His smooth voice was perfectly suited for the soul style the group is known for. Wynne left the group
Between 1972 and 1977 The Spinners released a number of hits including “Games People Play”, “Rubberband Man”, “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”, and “I’ll Be Around”.
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Wynne left the group in 1977 and while the group had a few hits afterwards such as “Working My Way Back To You”, their most well known, best selling work came while he was still with them.
Wynne had a good solo career after he left. His albums never sold well, but his concerts were always hits. Sadly Phillipe Wynne died of a heart attack in 1984.
The Spinners are still working the oldies circuit today, so you still have a chance to see them live.
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I highly recommend adding the double CD One Of A Kind Love Affair: The Anthology to your collection. You’ll find that there was no soul group any better than The Spinners, including The Temptations. Take a look at the track list and you’ll be amazed at the songs you recognize.
Of course everyone knows the Office Max commercials featuring “Rubberband Man”. Well I guess if you don’t live in the US you might not have seen them. You can go HERE to see the whole series. They are without a doubt some of my favorite commercials ever.
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