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Truly Yours-Their First Motown Album [Extra tracks]

The Spinners Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Kent
  • ASIN: B0081OAVEM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,764 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. That's What Girls Are Made For
2. I'll Always Love You
3. Truly Yours
4. For All We Know
5. It Hurts To Be In Love
6. Tomorrow May Never Come
7. Sweet Thing
8. I Cross My Heart
9. Where Is That Girl
10. Like A Good Man Should
11. How Can I
12. I Just Can't Help But Feel The Pain
13. Darling
14. Words Can't Describe
15. 12 O'Clock
16. Lonely Tomorrow
17. I Want My Baby Back
18. Nobody Else But You
19. Just Another Guy
20. This Feeling In My Heart
See all 26 tracks on this disc

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The latest in Kent's prestigious series of Motown collections spotlights the Spinners (or the Detroit Spinners, as they are known in the UK), one of the most polished groups to emerge from Berry Gordy's fabled recording empire. The first dozen tracks here comprise their debut album, The Original Spinners . Released in 1967, the LP featured the Spinners first three hits That's What Girls Are Made For , I'll Always Love You and Truly Yours and pretty much served as their best-of up to that point. Of the 14 contemporaneous bonus titles, 10 are previously unissued, all freshly transferred from the original Motown masters. These include ballads such as Darling , which displays the Spinners doo-wop roots, and a handful of top-of-the-range stompers. All in all, a must for Motown and soul fans everywhere. Compilation, booklet essay and detailed track annotations by noted Motown archivist Keith Hughes.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Truly Yours reviewed by StefC Leek Soul Club. 13 Aug 2012
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At Long last The Spinners are recognised by the Media.I personally think there are 10 Brill tracks on this Cd and the rest are not bad but no doubt you have heard them many times.14 of these tracks are what they call BONUS TRACKS well its certainly a bonus for me. I suggest you pick up this CD while you can .StefC Leek Soul Club
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4.0 out of 5 stars Truly Good 11 Jan 2014
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A very good release from 'Ace/Kent' records (72.12mins). As for the quality of music across the 26 tracks this varies from the ok to the fantasic. The first 12 tracks make up the original album which overall for a first album is above average, the first four tracks are very good indeed then the rest are ok. The best tracks are in the 14 bonus tracks with three of them being truly outstanding and why Motown never released them at the time is shocking. The sound quality is excellent across the whole CD. It comes with an informative 20 page count booklet . Overall a a very good release. 7.5/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep on Spinning the Spinners 17 July 2014
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26 on this damn good CD - Danced to plenty of these in my days and still am! "truly yours" a classic in my eyes. what more could a boy ask for (track 22) A great CD for the soulies:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars a gem of a release 30 Jun 2012
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a fantastic cd just buy it, the unreleased tracks are as strong as anything that was released by them looking forward to volume 2??
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginnings of a super group and super singer Bobby Smith 19 Aug 2012
By Timothy R. Sullivan - Published on Amazon.com
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The Spinners are my favorite group and like most, I find their 70's/Philly Soul/Thom Bell produced era their best.

That said, this fantastic collection of 26 early Motown songs was where the group got started before bolting to Atlantic records. I'm not as familiar with this era, though it's quite enjoyable. There are minor hits like the title track and "That's What Girls Are Made For" but I also found many of the previously unreleased and/or dismissed tracks to be the best, like "Too Lake I Learned" and "Memories of Her Love (Keep Haunting Me)" -- simply fabulous.

It's also the beginnings of a superstar singer, Bobby Smith. Often overlooked because of the group's other leads (The Spinners employ more than one lead singer), G.C. Cameron, Phillipe Wynne, and John Edwards, all massive talents, it's really Smith who has held the torch for five decades. He's still in the group today.

"I'll Be Around" -- the group's breakout hit in the 70's? That's Smith leading from first to last note. "Could it Be I'm Falling in Love"? That's Smith again. "Games People Play"? Smith leads much of the way. And their No. 1 hit "Then Came You" with Dionne Warwick? Smith again.

On "Truly Yours" it's mostly Smith, and he's excellent all the way through. (Motown some how didn't know Spinners member Henry Fambrough also has a great voice.)

With the unreal studio band The Funk Brothers providing the instrumentation, Smith and his fellow Spinners providing the vocals, this is one awesome album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Spinners Shine 4 Sep 2012
By happyfeet - Published on Amazon.com
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For most Spinners fans the first memory of this great group was when G.C. Cameron took the lead on It's A Shame back in 1973. Truly Yours starts in the 1950'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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spinners debut album, plus bonus tracks 2 May 2013
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on Amazon.com
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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' 1970s 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. The opening track, "That's What Girls Are Made For" is one such number. 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 1961, while the rest of the material on the original album was recorded between 1964 and 1966, 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 1963, 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. As always with these Kent/Ace compiliations, you get a very informative booklet with an essay, old photos, and comments on the songs by Spinners' singer Bobby Smith (who sadly passed away a few months ago). I think most Spinners fans will love these early recordings, even if there are a few clunkers in the batch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!! 19 Jan 2013
By Sugar Town - Published on Amazon.com
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So completely great!!! These collections of Motown stuff on Kent are the best. The photos of The Spinners and their story are amazing, not to mention the music.
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS CD HAS A LOT OF OLD EARLY SONGS DONE BY THE SPINNERS 27 April 2014
By Dean - Published on Amazon.com
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BEFORE THEY WERE ON MOTOWN THEY WERE ON TRI PHI LABEL RECORDS UNDER HARVEY FUQUA SOME OF THESE TRACKS ARE ULTRA- RARE! A MUST FOR SPINNERS FANS!
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