1961

THAT'S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR * THE SPINNERS * TRI-PHI 1001 * USA

The Spinners debut record and the first release of the Tri-Phi label owned by ex Flamingo: Harvy Fuqua. The group: Bobbie Smith, George Dixon, Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough and Pervis Jackson, were all from Detroit and had been calling themselves the Domingoes when Harvy Fuqua signed them up. He recorded them, with him singing lead, on That's What Girls Are Made For, a song he had written with his wife Gwen Gordy, the sister of Berry Gordy. The song is more of a throwback sound of the Doo-Wop era than the pre-Tamla Soul sound that was emerging in Detroit at the time; it was a success, however, reaching number 5 R&B and 27 Pop. The Spinners released a total of six 45s for Tri-Phi before moving to Motown in 1964.

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