ARTIST: The Spinners
TITLE: Mighty Love
YEAR RELEASED: 1974
CHART ACTION: #16, #1 R&B
SINGLES: Mighty Love (#20, #1 R&B), I’m Coming Home (#18, #3 R&B), Love Don’t Love Nobody (#15, #4 R&B)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Probably not.
LINEUP: Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Phillipe Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson + MFSB
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Vocal group eases into their second Philly Soul album with three hits and pleasing deep cuts.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: After a long, somewhat fruitless career, then a hit album, the Spinners made sure that the momentum would keep up.
This second record, made with the same MFSB backing crew and producer Thom Bell, broke no new ground, but solidified their place in the R&B / Soul / Pop markets. It’s a nice album, containing a couple of decent hits and a definite slow jam classic in “Love Don’t Love Nobody”.
If you are a fan, grab this, since oldies radio doesn’t seem to touch this album (though it did very well).
NOTES & MINUTIAE: All of the songs were written by Charles Simmons and Joseph Jefferson, with Bruce Hawes collaborating on all but one. The songwriters all worked for Bell in Philly.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Yes, some outtakes that don’t add much at all to the album.
GRADE: B: It’s good – nothing special. Fans of the Philly Sound should check it out.