The Spinners (1) (Pittsburgh, CA)

    Personnel :

    Lawrence Brice (Lead)

    Robert Thomas

    Gilbert Joseph (Baritone)

    Maurice Allen

    Discography :

    1958 - My Love And Your Love / Marvella (Rhythm 125)


    Biography :

    These Spinners were not the famous detroit Spinners, but rather the west coast Pittsburg, CA (SF/Oakland) group, as played on KDIA. It was Rhythm Records "The Boss in the Bay" #125, it was an Oakland label owned by college basketball hall of famer and legendary KDIA-AM (the "choice voice of the Bay")(Lucky 13....1310 on the dial) Don Barksdale.

    Don Barksdale                                                                                                                                                      

    As a business entrepreneur, Barksdale established an advertising agency and a beer distributorship (Blue & Gold Beer, the first black-owned enterprise of its kind in the Bay Area), a record label (Rhythm Records) and two popular Oakland nightspots, The Sportsman and The Showcase.

    Spinners' members included Lawrence Brice, Gilbert Joseph (baritone), Robert Thomas, and Maurice Allen. Co-writers were Brice and Joseph. They became one hit wonders with the Doo Wop song 'My Love And Your Love'.

    Songs :

    My Love And Your Love                                 Marvella          



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