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  The Spinners - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Spinners are a Detroit, Michigan -based soul band popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Spinners are known in the United Kingdom as The Detroit Spinners or The Motown Spinners because a Liverpool based folk band had taken the name in Britain during the 1960s.
The Spinners first hit the charts in 1961, with "That's What Girls Are Made For." In 1964, they made their debut at the Apollo Theater and won instant acclaim, a rare feat at the time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Spinners   (422 words)

 THE SPINNERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the summer of 1970, around the time the Spinners’ Motown contract expired and almost a year after it was recorded, Wonder’s “It’s a Shame” became an international smash for the Spinners and gave the world a glimpse of a future supergroup.
Interestingly, while the Spinners had not garnered much commercial success during their Motown years, they had earned the interest of a young producer named Thom Bell, who felt that the Spinners tight harmonies and smooth delivery could be the perfect vehicle for his brand of sophisticated soul music.
I recall being at their joint concert in Detroit (the first of four Spinners concerts I attended), where the exuberance, audience engagement and general clowning around that was the hallmark of a Spinners set contrasted sharply with the almost mechanistic precision of the Temptations act, and completely won over the audience.
www.soulmusic.com /EYS-Spinners.htm   (1159 words)

 Corporate Entertainment - The Spinners booking information for your next corporate event!
In addition to their professional skill The Spinners, have through the years felt an obligation to return some of the good things that have happened to them to the public and that is why they are known as "The Group With A Conscience."...
The Spinners are one of the most sought after groups for appearances in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Private affairs for top organization, Theatres, Clubs and Concerts...
The Spinners, received a Black Gold Award on a Dick Clark TV special for their many achievements in the record industry...
www.corporateartists.com /thespinners.html   (737 words)

 Untitled Document
It should come as no surprise that the Spinners have always made music that is at once timeless and utterly in tune with the times.
The Spinners are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers: John Edwards, Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough and Pervis Jackson, with Bill Henderson making up the quintet.
In the past years, The Spinners have acquired twelve gold records with their hits climbing to the top of both pop and R & B charts.
www.corporatecomedy.com /adult/spinners.html   (551 words)

 VH1.com : The Spinners : Biography
The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul.
With his assistance, the Spinners developed a distinctive sound, one that relied on Wynne's breathtaking falsetto and the group's intricate vocal harmonies.
Though the Spinners had some R&B hits at Motown during the late '60s, including "I'll Always Love You" and "Truly Yours," they didn't have a genuine crossover success until 1970, when Stevie Wonder gave the group "It's a Shame." Motown never concentrated on the Spinners, and they let the group go in 1972.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/spinners/bio.jhtml   (571 words)

 Ignoring the spinners
The miracle of course is that we have many quality spinners, for such bowlers have had so little encouragement over the last two decades or so.
Spinners and swing bowlers were ignored and were simply not even considered for games.
Venkat was perhaps the last attacking and flatter of the finger spinners.
www.hinduonnet.com /tss/tss2520/25200670.htm   (960 words)

 Ritchie's Cellar of Soul : The Spinners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eventually, somebody must have decided the Spinners' hard work deserved a reward, and a year later, their first Motown album was finally released.
What the Spinners lacked in quantity of output, is more than compensated for by the quality of the performances.
The story of the Spinners and Harvey Fuqua are so closely entwined as to be almost two sides of the same story.
www.ritchie-hardin.com /soul/spinners1.html   (2657 words)

 Lowell Spinners tickets go on sale on April 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spinners' ticket prices remain unchanged from last year: Premium box seats are $6.50, Box seats are $5.50, and Reserved seats are $3.50.
The Spinners are currently accepting orders for group outings, birthday packages, and catered group events.
General information on tickets can be obtained at the Spinners ticket office at 978-459-1702.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20000331/SP_014.htm   (238 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On The Spinners
Teddy Pendergrass, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Stylistics -- these were the giant acts of Philly soul, a slick and smooth seventies offshoot of the deep southern soul of the previous decade...
The Spinners, known for their choreographed performances for more than 40 years, will join the parade and later will entertain guests at the Union Planters 500 Festival Snakepit Ball at the Indiana Roof Ballroom that night.
Spinners will be turning the raw wool into yarn at a number of locations around town, affording the opportunity to amble in and out of the galleries while the spinners are doing their thing.
music.surfwax.com /files/The_Spinners.html   (4009 words)

 The Chrome Collection by The Spinners : Asterisk Music Store
Here is an outstanding CD collection of the group assembling three discs with 62 tracks in excellent sound quality overall, an extraordinary set of liner notes and discography, lots of pics and illustrations and populated with singles and album cuts with including all their hits...
Nitpicking aside, this remains the ultimate Spinners collection available and for the fan wanting a bit more than the usual greatest-hits skimming, this is a superbly constructed set and at this time, the best available, bar none.
Despite all the hits, The Spinners remain one of the most underrated groups of all time.
www.7nights.com /asterisk/store-music/product/B00009WVOP/The-Chrome-Collection.html   (510 words)

 Spin me a yarn
The spinners are described as biting the lumps out of the yarn, this practice seems strange to us now but tallys with the flax spinner wetting the fibres in her mouth to aid spinning.
Hebridean spinners used a simple rod with two crossbars to make a skein called a lianradh, the English name for this tool is niddy-noddy because the frame is moved to and fro while the spinner winds the yarn.
Hulda was particulary associated with spinners and in some areas she was beleived to prowl around the streets checking that spinners were hard at work.
www.thorshof.org /spinyarn.htm   (15326 words)

 The Spinners
Spinners - Mighty Love - New And Improved - Pick Of The Litter - Happiness Is Being With The Spinners - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Spinners/8
The Spinners originally came from Detroit, and languished at Motown for most of the 60s before they scored a couple of Stevie Wonder-produced hits in 1970, with G.C. Cameron singing lead.
Song for song, I prefer Bell's other main act, The Stylistics, but this group gets points for endurance and versatility: a couple of songs per album were sung by other Spinners, giving you a break from the falsetto.
www.warr.org /spinners.html   (947 words)

 CNN.com - Motown's mistake, soul music's legends - Aug. 12, 2003
The Spinners were a hit machine in the early and mid-1970s.
The Spinners soon signed with Atlantic Records and were paired with legendary producer Thom Bell, one of the architects of the early and mid-'70s Philadelphia sound.
The Spinners were signed by R&B notable Harvey Fuqua and his soon-to-be wife, Gwen Gordy -- Motown founder Berry Gordy's sister -- for a small local label, Tri-Phi, which later became part of Motown.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/12/spinners.set   (873 words)

 Nothing beats a sheep in an overcoat / Hand spinners create lucrative market for fleece au naturel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hand spinners generally prefer to buy their fleeces in a "raw" or uncleaned and unprocessed state, the better to observe and preserve the natural quality of the fibers.
At shearing, wool growers may "skirt" or cut off the dirtiest belly and rump hair from the fleece, but aside from this bit of trimming, hand spinners purchase their wool fibers in the same state as the sheep wore them.
Hand spinners are tactile people who prefer to touch (and tug, and rub and twist) fibers before they purchase them.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/03/26/HOGHDBTDEF1.DTL   (1184 words)

 The Australian: Harmison takes dim view of spinners bowling in dark [October 17, 2005]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Steve Harmison is a little miffed that he and his fellow quicks are banished from the game the moment it gets dark while the spinners are allowed to stay on.
He believes it is as just as hard to pick up the slow bowlers and it should be "one off, all off", while the people who paid $125 a ticket reckon that the world's best could squint a little bit and put on a show no matter how gloomy it gets.
If the seamers can't bowl then the spinners shouldn't be able to bowl.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5744,16938648%255E2722,00.html   (551 words)

 Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild was formed in 1949 with the aim of drawing together individuals interested in fibre art and crafts, particularly weaving and spinning.
Spinners will be showing how these fibres are prepared and spun and weavers will be weaving with them.
St. Distaff's Day is always a fun-filled day packed with lots of activity for all those interested in the textile world, spinners and weavers, from novice to professional, from teacher to student, from buyer to supplier.
www.webruler.com /ovwsg   (4081 words)

 Indiatimes - Cricket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Spinners are really making top batsmen dance to their tunes.
Aussie leggie Shane Warne and Sri Lankan off spinner Muttiah Muralidharan have established themselves as the smiling assassins on the turf.
Their razor-sharp turn has changed so many top-class teams' fortune forever.
cricket.indiatimes.com /quickiearticleshow/1264166.cms   (169 words)

 Oldies.com : The Spinners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Spinners were R&B favorites who had an incredible run of hits in the early to mid-1970s.
Happiness indeed, is being with the Spinners: This compact disc includes two soulful and danceable albums (filled with chart hits) from the late '70s when the group was in peak performing and form.
This live album originaly released as a two LP set has long been a favorite of Spinners' fans, as it captures the group at the peak of their powers performing hit after hit.
www.dell.oldies.com /artist/view.cfm/id_668.html   (565 words)

 Book The Spinners for your Party or Event   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Spinners are available for personal appearances and concerts at your next corporate event or conference.
In the past years T he Spinners have acquired twelve (12) gold records with their hits climbing to the top of both Pop and R and B charts...
The Spinners have been nominated six (6) times for a Grammy and entertained twice on the Grammy television show...
www.dfwbands.com /bands/the_spinners.htm   (703 words)

 The Spinners
Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of RandB and pop.
Originally, called the Domingoes, the Spinners formed when the quintet were high school students in the
Though the Spinners had some RandB hits at Motown during the late '60s, including "I'll Always Love You" and "Truly Yours," they didn't have a genuine crossover success until 1970, when Stevie Wonder gave the group "It's a Shame." Motown never concentrated on the Spinners, and they let the group go in 1972.
afgen.com /spinners.html   (502 words)

 History Of The Top by Valerie Oliver, Copyright Spintastics Skill Toys, Inc., 2002
A skilled top spinner can then pick up the top and balance it on a paddle, tightly stretched string, or even run the top across the edge of a sword.
Some believe that the throwing top was born from the whip top, where top spinners could play with a top requiring less strenuous activity than with the whip top.
Other sources believe Japan to be credited for the origin of the throwing top, and although no dates or specifics are given to verify this claim, it does seem that Japan or other Northeast Asian cultures should be given credit for tops spun with a string.
www.spintastics.com /HistoryofTop.asp   (5058 words)

Most spinners who have been spinning for a while find that their thread becomes thinner and thinner and they can no longer make slubs, even when they want to!
Some spinners add a squirt of hair conditioner to the last rinse to soften the wool.
Remove the hank from it’s final rinse and remove excess water by either wrapping it in a towel and stomping on it or putting it in the spin cycle of your washing machine (you may want to put it into a lingerie bag).
www.handspinning.com /lollipops/spininst.htm   (3752 words)

 Medialunchbox - Music : The Very Best of the Spinners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although their first album appeared in the early '60s, it was with 1975's "They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)" that the Spinners really got moving.
But their best songs were stunning--and by the time original vocalist Philippe Wynne left the group, in 1977, they'd racked up enough successes to stuff a greatest-hits package from top to bottom.
Atlantic's 1978 "Best of the Spinners" LP was that package, although this release augments it with later hits like "Working My Way Back to You" and "Cupid." Another anthology package, a double-CD released by Atlantic Records, packs in even more, but the essentials are all here.
www.medialunchbox.com /ItemId/B0000032ZU   (473 words)

 Kromski Spinning Wheels from New Voyager Trading
Combining excellent craftsmanship and features for today’s demanding spinners, these wheels and related products are an exceptional value and are sure to become favorites in the spinning community.
In fact, a well known spinning wheel historian has said that the manner in which this wheel is built is as close to being historically correct as he has seen.
For today’s spinners and weavers, the Kromskis manufacture attractive-looking and well-engineered products and they stand behind each with a five year warranty covering their craftsmanship.
www.newvoyager.com /kromski.html   (2412 words)

 Review - THE SPINNERS: The Chrome Collection (Rhino)
If you're fanatical about The Spinners, you probably want more of the Motown-era music than the handful provided on disc one, and you also probably want everything else you can get your hands on.
First, it contains a lot of single versions as opposed to album cuts, and there are also some mono mixes, a few remixes, and alternate versions as well.
The 58 page book that comes with this set is loaded with information, and not just "the story of The Spinners," which is interesting enough.
www.cosmik.com /aa-august03/reviews/review_spinners.html   (394 words)

 The Spinners, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Ironically, the band's roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late '50s.
Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shift...
By the mid-'60s, they had signed with Motown Records, but the label never gave the group much consideration.
www.emusic.com /artist/10562/10562306.html   (630 words)

The Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers guild was founded in the Fall of 1974 by Mildred Renz, with the aim of sharing knowledge and bringing together people who enjoyed the old arts of spinning and weaving.
Since that time, the Guild has participated in numerous community events, held workshops and participated in regional and national conferences.
The guild averages 40 members and has beginners and experts in all facets of spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and dyeing.
geocities.com /chilliwackspinners_weavers   (361 words)

 IGN Boards - The spinners in this game suck
They may look stylish in some people's mind, but they won't make your car look sporty which I am attracted to when looking at a vehicle.
I'm the one that bitches all the time about people putting bling-rings on their imports, etc. What I meant was that I like sporty vehicles so in that case, spinners don't appeal to me.
I put some Wired spinners on my trucks or lowriders sometimes, I think those look good.
boards.ign.com /message.asp?topic=96439695&replies=11   (574 words)

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