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Philly: The Spinners, Feb 6, 2015 8:00 PM @ Keswick Theatre (w/Special Soul-Patrol Discount)

Philly: The Spinners, Feb 6, 2015 8:00 PM  @ Keswick Theatre



An Evening of the Classic Motown hits you know & love!
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The Spinners are the greatest soul group of the early ’70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Most often thought of as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of legendary R&B recording artists, The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around” and “Then Came You.” Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Marvin Taylor, tenor Ronnie Moss, and bass singer Jessie Peck; a soul-infused 5-piece band, led by Keith Ferguson, backs them up.

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To get ticket for only $28.00!

Spinners - It's a Shame...

Spinners - It's a Shame IT'S A SHAME

I wrote this a few years back, and in honor of the Spinners coming to Philly, I thought that I would bring it back!!!

I played both the Spinners version of "It's a Shame", as well as Monie Love's version today here at the crib. I realize that a few of yall will consider Monie Love's version to be a "sacrilege." However you shouldn't. It actually has more "juice" sung from a female perspective, considering what the song is actually about (not to mention the kick azz sax solo in this version). So don't sleep on her version!!!

Later I think that I will play both versions for my daughter. I wonder if she will like either one?

After listening to Monie Love's version, I then put on the Spinners version...

It was a pleasure to listen to the Spinners version as well. I hadn't listened in a while and I listened to it about 10 times straight (hitting the repeat button on the CD player).

I remember when it first came out and how much I dug the song, back in 1970 (I think?). I remember that I wanted to actually buy the 45, but I was too cheap/broke to buy it. That's because seemed like "It's a Shame" was then playing on EVERY single radio station in NYC at that time, and at the age of 13 years old, with my limited record buying budget, I didn't see the need in parting with 59 cents to buy the 45 :-)

I tried taping it off of the radio (the old school version of illegal mp3 downloads), but I was never able to get that entire opening guitar solo, without the DJ's voice announcing the song.

There really wasn't any need to buy it, because it didn't matter what radio station you turned on, you could hear "It's a Shame". It was one of those great infectious tunes that you found yourself humming to yourself, while waiting for a bus, on the basketball court or wherever you were, no matter who you were with.

Great song, one of the greatest in the history of Soul music. Featuring some cold blooded lyrics by Stevie Wonder about being cheated on (by Syreeta?) and some really funky guitar licks by Robert White, with some GREAT harmonies by the Spinners. Even today "It's a Shame", still sounds fresh & funky. It's the equal to any of the great songs by the Temptations and I can listen to this song over and over again, morning noon & night...

A few months ago I was introduced to GC Cameron by Harvey Fuqua (who discovered the Spinners).

Harvey says to me...
"Hey Bob this is GC Cameron, I'll bet cha don't know nothin bout no GC Cameron????"

I said...
F*ck Harvey, GC Cameron is the lead singer of one of the baddest songs of all time, "IT'S A F*CKIN SHAME" (god-dammit)!!!

I then stuck my right hand out and GC Cameron, "gave me a pound."

And with that Harvey turns to GC Cameron and says....
"See I told you about Bob Davis"
And with that we all laughed.

Here’s the discount info for The Spinners

(it would be a SHAME is you slept on this one!!)

Go to the Discount Link

When you get to the site use password SOULPATROL
To get ticket for only $28.00!

--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
earthjuice@prodigy.net

Co-Founder www.soul-patrol.com





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