This group just doesn't put out bad albums, and "Pick of the Litter" is another in the long line of excellent productions. The Spinners were at their zenith in the early and mid-70's and this shows why. From their Atlantic debut album "Spinners" (best album of all time in my opinion) to "Mighty Love", "New and Improved", and "Pick of the Litter", they have a string of four albums hardly matched by any soul group ever.
"Pick" is a little slower with more ballads than the others, though the mega-hit "They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)" and "All That Glitters", "Love or Leave", are real toe-tapping grooves.
The Spinners really show their vocal talents on this album. That's Bobbie Smith on "You Made a Promise to Me" really hitting those notes. I've always liked "I Don't Want to Lose You" and Henry Fambrough is sensational on the last cut, "Just as Long as We Have Love". An interesting note on that tune, Dionne Warwick teams up with Henry on a great tune, which should've been a hit, just like her previous duet with the Spinners on "Then Came You" from the "New and Improved" album.
This is a real classic and any fan of soul music should own it.