Happiness Is Being with the Spinners
|Happiness Is Being with the Spinners|
|Studio album by The Spinners|
Sigma Sound Studios|
|The Spinners chronology|
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.
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.
|1.||"Now That We're Together"||Philip Terry, Talmadge G. Conway, Theodore Life||3:35|
|2.||"You're All I Need in Life"||Thom Bell, Linda Creed||4:28|
|3.||"If You Can't Be in Love"||Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons||3:52|
|4.||"The Rubberband Man"||Linda Creed, Thom Bell||7:22|
|5.||"Toni My Love"||Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons||3:41|
|6.||"Four Hands in the Fire"||Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons||4:00|
|7.||"The Clown"||Michael Burton||5:08|
|8.||"Wake Up Susan"||Sherman Marshall, Thom Bell||3:29|
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||25|
|U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs||5|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1976||"Wake Up Susan"||56||11||—|
|"The Rubberband Man"||2||1||16|
- Henry Fambrough, Billy Henderson, Pervis Jackson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Soul Wynne – vocals
- Carla Benson, Evette Benton, Barbara Ingram – backing vocals
- Tony Bell, Sr., Bobby Eli – guitars
- Thom Bell – keyboards
- Bob Babbitt – bass guitar
- Andrew Smith – drums
- Larry Washington – percussion
- MFSB – orchestra
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