April 03, 2009

"It's a Shame"

Take a great song with wonderful vocals and a killer bass line:

I always wondered why the Spinners, after this monster hit, written and produced by Stevie Wonder on a Motown label affiliate, went hitless for years after. The Spinners achieved superstardom only after departing for Atlantic Records, where they amassed hit after hit. Kent Kotal, in his Forgotten Hits blog, tells the tale of how Berry Gordy let this hitmaking machine get away.