The Spinning Around: Singles 1967-1975

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
True to its title, this CD includes 22 tracks taken from singles the Main Ingredient released between 1967 and 1975 (including three pre-1969 cuts that they released when they were called the Insiders). Whether or not it's the intention, it ends up being a best-of CD, the Main Ingredient certainly being a singles-oriented soul group. While the 2005 collection Everybody Plays the Fool: The Best of the Main Ingredient has all of the well-known hits, as well as some songs that didn't make it onto Spinning Around, this U.K. import is nonetheless a superior compilation in several important respects. It has six more songs and more comprehensive liner notes, and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
True to its title, this CD includes 22 tracks taken from singles the Main Ingredient released between 1967 and 1975 (including three pre-1969 cuts that they released when they were called the Insiders). Whether or not it's the intention, it ends up being a best-of CD, the Main Ingredient certainly being a singles-oriented soul group. While the 2005 collection Everybody Plays the Fool: The Best of the Main Ingredient has all of the well-known hits, as well as some songs that didn't make it onto Spinning Around, this U.K. import is nonetheless a superior compilation in several important respects. It has six more songs and more comprehensive liner notes, and the inclusion of more late-'60s material (starting with the tracks from 1967 Insiders 45s) gives listeners a deeper appreciation of the group's roots. And it still has all the key hits, largely ones that exemplify the Main Ingredient's status as one of the slickest sweet soul harmony groups. One of those hits is the 1971 Top 20 R&B single "Black Seeds Keep on Growing," which remains a tantalizing glimpse of an African-American pride-oriented lyrical direction that the group didn't follow up on, perhaps because songwriter (and bandmember) Don McPherson died shortly after it was recorded. While the CD might be a little harder to find in the U.S. than other Main Ingredient best-ofs, it's worth the slight extra effort and expense if you want the best anthology of their work available.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667227421
  • Catalog Number: 274
  • Sales rank: 129,178

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Main Ingredient Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Brian Auger Composer
James Bailey Composer
Ugene Dozier Composer
Bobby Eli Composer
Joseph Hill Composer
Melvin Kent Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Ed Townsend Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Yvonne Wright Composer
Tony Rounce Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Leon Ware Composer
John Freeman Composer
Enrique Antonio "Tony" Silvester Composer
Luther Simmons Jr. Composer
Peter Gibbon Memorabilia
Rudy Clark Composer
Vinnie Barrett Composer
Matthew White Composer
Jacqueline Hilliard Composer
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