Happiness Is Being with the Spinners

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Happiness Is Being with the Spinners
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Studio album by The Spinners
Released July 1976
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Kaye-Smith Studios
(Seattle, Washington)
Genre R&B
Length 35:35
Label Atlantic
Producer Thom Bell
The Spinners chronology
Pick of the Litter
(1975)
Happiness Is Being with the Spinners
(1976)
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB-[2]

Happiness Is Being with the Spinners is the seventh studio album recorded by American R&B group The Spinners, released in July 1976 on the Atlantic label. It was produced by Thom Bell and recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and Kaye-Smith Studios in Seattle.

History[edit]

The album reached the top ten of the R&B albums chart, their last to do so, peaking at number five. It also reached #25 on the Billboard 200. The single edit version of the seven-minute "The Rubberband Man" became the group's sixth and final R&B chart-topper and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart. Another single, "Wake Up Susan", had moderate success on the charts.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Now That We're Together"Philip Terry, Talmadge G. Conway, Theodore Life3:35
2."You're All I Need in Life"Thom Bell, Linda Creed4:28
3."If You Can't Be in Love"Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons3:52
4."The Rubberband Man"Linda Creed, Thom Bell7:22
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Toni My Love"Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons3:41
6."Four Hands in the Fire"Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons4:00
7."The Clown"Michael Burton5:08
8."Wake Up Susan"Sherman Marshall, Thom Bell3:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 25
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 5
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
UK
[4]
1976 "Wake Up Susan" 56 11
"The Rubberband Man" 2 1 16

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elias, Jason. Happiness Is Being with the Spinners review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Happiness Is Being with the Spinners review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  3. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Spinners". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "UK Charts > Detroit Spinners". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-09-24.

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