2nd Time Around (album)

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2nd Time Around
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Studio album by The Spinners
Released October 1970 (1970-10)
Recorded 1967–70
Genre R&B
Length 36:03
Label V.I.P.
Producer Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Clay McMurray, Allen Story, George Gordy, and Robert Gordy
The Spinners chronology
The Original Spinners
2nd Time Around
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

2nd Time Around is a studio album recorded by American R&B group The Spinners, released in October 1970 on Motown's V.I.P. label (their second overall). This is their only album with G. C. Cameron (who replaced Edgar Edwards from the previous album and was replaced by Philippé Wynne on their next album). This is also the group's last album made while they were under contract with Motown Records; by the time of their next album, they had signed at Atlantic Records.


The album includes the first of the group's string of 1970s' hits, the Stevie Wonder produced "It's a Shame", which was their first U.S. Pop top-twenty (and third R&B top-ten) hit, as well as most of the group's singles released between 1968-1971 (the exception being the original version of "Message From a Blackman" and their second hit, "We'll Have It Made", which was their last hit - and last single - released while they were under contract with Motown).

Also in 1973, the label released a second version of "It's a Shame"'s B-side, "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music", which reached #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop charts. The album was also the first of fourteen straight studio albums to make the Billboard 200, barely squeezing in at #199 on the charts (and their first R&B albums charter, entering the Top-fifty at #46).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's a Shame" Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright 2:55
2. "I've Got to Find Myself a Brand New Baby" Suzanne de Passe, Marv Johnson, Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua 2:33
3. "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music" Richard Drapkin, Marty Coleman 2:55
4. "Bad, Bad Weather (Till You Come Home)" Allen Story, Lawrence Brown, Horgay Gordy 2:29
5. "Pay Them No Mind" Richard Ahlert, Bobby Scott 2:59
6. "My Lady Love" Fuqua, Arthur Scott, Vernon Williams 4:24
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Souly Ghost" Story, H. Gordy, Brown 2:28
8. "O-o-h Child" Stan Vincent 3:05
9. "In My Diary" Michael Angelo Graham, Mark Silverman 2:45
10. "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" Bristol, Fuqua, Jimmy Roach, Pam Sawyer 3:20
11. "(She's Gonna Love Me) At Sundown" Robert Gordy, Thomas Kemp 2:25
12. "Can Sing a Rainbow/Love Is Blue" (medley) Arthur Hamilton, Bryan Blackburn, Pierre Cour, André Popp 3:45



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 199
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 46


Year Single Peak chart positions

1970 "It's a Shame" 14 4 20
1973 "Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music" 91


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "2nd Time Around". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Spinners". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "UK Charts > Detroit Spinners". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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