|By Common (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 12:25 pm:|
Got this off of Eurweb. Here's the link & the story: http://www.eurweb.com/articles/musicpages/07072003/musicpages1047007072003.cfm
(Jul. 7, 2003) LOS ANGELES - Rhino Records has gathered three decades' worth of music from the greatest soul group of the '70s-the Spinners! Produced by the Spinners and Rhino's Gary Peterson, THE CHROME COLLECTION is the group's first-ever boxed set and will be available July 8 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $49.98
From such acknowledged classics as "The Rubberband Man," "Working My Way Back To You," "Mighty Love," "Sadie," "Love Don't Love Nobody," "Cupid," "It's A Shame," "I'll Be Around," and "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)," to choice album cuts and rarities, this three-disc set is packed with music that's smooth, funky and downright delirious. Each of the three discs is titled and celebrates a different era in the Spinners' history-Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music (1961-1974); Sitting On Top Of The World (1974-1977); and If You Wanna Do A Dance (1977-1989). Included are rare Motown nuggets such as "What More Could A Boy Ask For?," a previously unissued stereo mix of "We'll Have It Made," plus rare single mixes making their first appearance since their initial release.
The package also includes dozens of rarely seen archival photos, detailed essays by Susan Whitall and Steven Ivory, an introduction by David Gorman and testimonials from artists such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dionne Warwick and Todd Rundgren. Taken as a whole, this is the definitive story of this legendary soul band, from their roots as a Detroit doo-wop band in the '50s, through their Philly-soul heyday, and on into their continued success in the disco years of the late 1970s. But one thing always remained constant-those amazing harmony vocals that gleamed like a freshly-polished Motor City hubcap.
Originally known as the Dominoes, members of The Spinners met as high school students in Femdale, Michigan, in the late 1950s before becoming part of the Motown powerhouse in the mid-'60s. Unfortunately, Motown never fully backed the group, and it wasn't until The Spinners signed with Atlantic Records (and began working with legendary producer Thorn Bell) that the group really hit their stride. With an arsenal of lead vocalists, including the legendary Phillipe Wynne, the band's lush and infectious arrangements were the envy of the industry. They were a "hit machine" like few others before or since.
With THE CHROME COLLECTION, listeners will fall in love all over again to the sweet, sweet sounds of one of America's greatest vocal groups. Currently on tour, the following is a list of scheduled dates for the group (please keep in mind all dates are subject to change). SPINNERS TOUR DATES:
6-6/7-03 Ontario, Canada Casino Rama Convention Center
6-21-03 Biloxi.MS Grand Casino Biloxi
6-28-03 Hopkinsville, KY Blues Jazz Festival
7-4-03 Lennox, MA Tanglewood Music Festival
7-5-03 Dawon, PA Linden Hall Golf Resort
7-12-03 Boston, MA Hatch Shell
7-17-03 Umcaseville, CT Mohegan Casino
7-30-03 Philadelphia, MS Neshoea County Fair
8-1/2-03 Evansville, IN Casino Axter
8-8-03 Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin State Fair
8-9-03 Lincoln, RI Lincoln Park
8-27/28-03 St. Paul, MN Bandshell Tonight State Fairgrounds
9-20-03 Chicago, IL Sheraton Chicago N. W.
9-27-03 Springfield, OH Dark State Performing Arts Center
10-23/27-03 Orlando.FL Epcot Center/Walt Disney World Resort
11-4-03 Sarasota.FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
11-5-03 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center
11 -6-03 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center
12-6-03 Columbus, OH Columbus Convention Center
source: Rhino Records / Kevin Kennedy / 818-238-6246 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information regarding THE CHROME COLLECTION, please contact Rhino/WSM Media Relations. WSM 3400 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505 / ph: (818) 238-6200 fax: (818) 562-9235
|By Scratcher (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 12:33 pm:|
The Spinners were originally known as the Domingoes not the Dominoes.
|By Ritchie (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 05:31 pm:|
Well, if it's $50 in the US, I shudder to think what it'll cost on this side of the pond :o(
|By R&B (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 02:44 pm:|
IT'S GREAT TO SEE THE SPINNERS GETTING THE RESPECT THAT THEY DESERVE,BECAUSE IF ANY GROUP HAS PAID THEIR DUES IT'S THEM.
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:31 am:|
Now you can hear the sound clips.
|By SisDetroit (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:46 am:|
Where did this Richard "Bosky" Allen, Drums, come from in the credits of the box set?
|By Carl Dixon London (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:47 am:|
And if you look at the (production) credits, below clips, no less than 9 forum members mentioned!
|By SisDetroit (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:55 am:|
Hello Carl. I'm always happy to see you.
BOBBY ELI, BABY!!!!
ALRIGHT SUSAN WHITALL!!!
RUSS, COME AND TAKE A BOW!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:58 am:|
Wow Sis - your up late, Mel's up early and I have been at work all night.
Yes Sis, there are more on the credits. We are privilaged to have them all here on Soulfuldetroit and indeed you!
|By SisDetroit (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:01 am:|
Carl - I am a night owl. I love it. Very quiet and peaceful.
Clay McMurray, where are you!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:06 am:|
Excellent Sis - it must be a hoot right now.You have four of those all important names....
I like these 2 line replies, they are easier to respond to at this tinme of the day - 0613hrs!
|By Sue (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:07 am:|
Yeah Forumers Russ Terrana, Bob Ohlsson ("strings recorded by"), Harry Weinger, Joe Messina (well he's been on once or twice), Jack Ashford, Dennis Coffey, Bobby Eli, Clay McMurray are all there...it's fun being listed too.
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:11 am:|
I know Carl. Those long, long paragraphs, reports and speeches are kind of hard to read. (LOL)
Sue - I'm sure it's nice having your name in lights, even in the SITSOM credits.
Yes, our sweet adorable DENNIS COFFEY.
Harry, now you know you have to take all of your bows!!!!!!!
Jack Ashford, I need another hug. :o)
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:18 am:|
Well, it is thanks to people like you Sue and Sis and indeed all the others who make this such a unique forum and pleasure to tune in. and catch up. Especially when they are somehow involved with the essence of what Soulfuldetroit is all about. I am learning so much about worldly things as well right now on some of the threads. I think you passed the test with all the names…
|By SisDetroit (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:22 am:|
Carl - this is indeed a unique forum. When I think of all the fights we have over here, and still smile and sing, talk about the past and live in the present, listening to that sweet soul music.
But I think I'll take your hint, and get some shut eye. See you tomorrow.
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:25 am:|
night night Sis - pleasant dreams! I will be home soon and to bed also. I also meant to say the CD set looks good!
|By Carl Dixon London (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 01:39 am:|
And our own Bob Babbit on the credits too. An all star cast.
|By Galactus (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 11:24 am:|
Good looking set.
Not sure if I'll pick it up, though......since I already have the individual albums Rhino beautifully remastered on CD.
|By Des (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 07:36 pm:|
Does anybody know why "Love Is In Season" from around 84/85 hasn't been included in this box?
It won't stop me getting the box,but I'd have so loved to get that cut on cd - far and away the standout from the album "Crosswinds",as I recall.