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The Main Ingredient Spinning Around

Spinning Around
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catalog number: CDKEND274

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The Main Ingredient: Spinning Around

(2007/ACE) 22 tracks, recorded 1967-75


Main Ingredient - Spinning Around CD 1
1: I´m Better Off Without You INSIDERS
2: If You Had A Heart INSIDERS
3: I´m Just A Man INSIDERS
4: I Was Born To Lose You
5: Brotherly Love
6: The Girl I Left Behind
7: You´ve Been My Inspiration
8: I´m So Proud
9: Spinning Around(I Must Be Falling In Love)
10: MaGic Shoes
11: Black Seeds Keep On Growing
12: I´m Leaving This Time
13: Everybody Plays The Fool
14: You´ve Got To Take It(If You Want It)
15: You Can Call Me Rover
16: Girl Blue
17: Just Don´t Want To Be Lonely
18: Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
19: California My Way
20: Rolling Down A Mountainside
21: The Good Old Days(Do You Remember)
22: Shame On The World


Artikeleigenschaften von The Main Ingredient: Spinning Around

  • Interpret: The Main Ingredient

  • Albumtitel: Spinning Around

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Soul
  • Music Style Soul
  • Music Sub-Genre 254 Soul
  • Title Spinning Around
  • Release date 2007
  • Label KENT

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Soul

  • EAN: 0029667227421

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Main Ingredient"

The Main Ingredient

Everybody Plays The Fool

The Main Ingredient

Everybody Plays The Fool


The tragedy of losing a member to leukemia didn’t stop The Main Ingredient from scoring their biggest hit of all the next year.

The original lineup coalesced in Harlem. Indianapolis-born Donald McPherson, their primary lead, was born July 9, 1941. Tony Silvester, born October 7, 1941, came all the way from Colon, Panama. Luther Simmons was a native New Yorker, born September 9, 1942. They initially called themselves The Poets, waxing Merry Christmas Baby for Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s Red Bird label in 1965. By ’67, the trio, now known as The Insiders, was signed to RCA Victor, where they wrote If You Had A Heart for themselves. One more name change the following year to The Main Ingredient (reportedly adapted from a phrase on a Coke bottle) and they were good to go.

After a long spell of trying, the trio finally cracked the R&B hit parade in 1970 for RCA with You’ve Been My Inspiration, another group-generated theme. A revival of The Impressions’ I’m So Proud made a #13 R&B impact for them in the first weeks of ’71. That was the year that The Main Ingredient broke big with the brooding, exquisitely orchestrated (by Bert De Coteaux) Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love), a #7 R&B smash that spring. Black Seeds Keep On Growing did well for them that autumn, but celebrating likely wasn’t a priority. McPherson died July 4, 1971, leaving a big hole in The Main Ingredient.

Cuba Gooding, Sr. came to the rescue, sliding into the spotlight with the trio as though he’d been there all along. Born April 27, 1944 in New York City, Gooding was on board in time to shine on his new group’s top seller of all. Everybody Plays The Fool, a #2 R&B/#3 pop blockbuster that went gold, retained the services of arranger/conductor De Coteaux and producer Winston ‘Buzzy’ Willis, an ex-member of the doo-wopping Solitaires. They created a classy backdrop for Cuba, Tony, and Luther (the song’s writers included veteran tunesmith Rudy Clark of Good Lovin’ fame and J.R. Bailey, formerly of The Cadillacs).

The trio was producing itself when they went gold again in 1974 with Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely. They posted more Top Ten R&B entries with Happiness Is Just Around The Bend later that year and 1975’s Rolling Down A Mountainside. Gooding left in ’78, though they reformed and resigned with RCA in ‘80. ‘Panama’ Silvester died November 26, 2006, but Cuba still fronts a new Main Ingredient. His son, Cuba Gooding, Jr., found his own path to fame as a film actor. 

- Bill Dahl -

Various - Sweet Soul Music 25 Scorching Classics From 1972

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