54. The Spinners

54. The Spinners
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame contains many an artist flying the Motown flag. Motown certainly became a star making label and under their label many legends were born. With that being said meet The Spinners, a band on this list who actually became stars once they left Motown.   Breaking out from ten years of obscurity under the Motown, the Spinners signed with Atlantic and arguably became the most important bands of the “Philly Soul” scene of the 70’s. That decade saw them churn out hit after hit all featuring textured production that put full use of the range of their lead singer, Philip Wynne. Considering the numerous 70’s and 80’s Northern Soul singers who cite them as influential it is curious that they have not even been close to garnering consideration. The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: 2010: #70   Eligible Since: 1986 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Detroit, MI) Why They Will Get In: They are the best representative of the Philly Soul scene not entered into the Hall. Why They Won’t Get In: After twenty years plus and counting there is no real reason to think the Hall will look their way. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: 2nd Time Around (1970) Spinners (1972) Pick of the Litter (1975) Happiness is Being with The Spinners (1976)  Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: It’s A Shame (From 2nd Time Around, 1970) I’ll Be Around (From Spinners, 1972) Could It Be I’m Falling In Love (From Spinners, 1972) Since I Been Gone (From Mighty Love, 1974) Rubberband Man (From Happiness is Being With The Spinners, 1976)  www.thespinnersmusic.com      {youtube}NfG47NsWVYA{/youtube} {youtube}v0B1KgPZn0A{/youtube} {youtube}dln3ifkCfXs{/youtube} {youtube}CR2T1fXP9NI{/youtube} {acepolls 83}

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