Thursday, May 8, 2008

57. The Spinners - I'll Be Around

Found on: The Spinners (1972)

Philly soul pioneer Thom Bell teamed up with 5-man vocal group (the likes of which were quickly becoming outdated) and managed to make something immediate, relevant and classic. The lyrics are a picture of dedication, managing to avoid a stalkerish sentiment. Instead, it's like someone saying "I'm there for you" and we all know how well that works!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a black woman who was a little girl listening to AM radio when this came out, may I humbly suggest instead the king of all jams, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" as your Spinners entry.

So many nostalgic memories.