Song of the Day: The Spinners, “I’ll Be Around”

Soul music, a combination of R&B and gospel, thrived during the 1970’s, and to read the comments on songs like this, it continues its popularity 50 years later. The comments are from people who remember their parents or grandparents playing it around the house and loving it, and from people who want to know “whatever happened to this music, and why don’t they make it again?” The Spinners have been around since 1954 (that’s 66 years), and while only one member from the original band is still with us, they keep plugging along, reminding us that yes, this music is alive and well. This was actually the B side of the single “How Could I Let You Get Away,” but this was the big hit, reaching #1 on the R&B chart and #1 on the Hot 100 in 1972.

12 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Spinners, “I’ll Be Around”

  1. John I’m late this week…but I really like this song…this one and The Rubberband Man…

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    1. I just listened to “It’s A Shame.” Fifty years old and it still sounds like it came out yesterday. I tell ya, there are so many great songs from the ’60’s and ’70’s…

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    1. Like I said, the soul/R&B singing groups of the ’50’s and ’60’s had their best years in the ’70’s. By that time, people stopped thinking of them in racial terms and just enjoyed the music. It was a great time.

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