"Truly Yours" is a 1966 song and single by The Spinners for the Motown label. Co-written and produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Joe Hunter, the single became the Detroit-reared group's second to chart on the company label, and the fourth to chart altogether, (in the United States). It was also the last to chart in the 1960s and last to chart for the group until "It's a Shame". The single peaked at 11 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 charts. However, on the Billboard R&B singles chart, "Truly Yours" was a Top 20 hit, peaking at number 16.
During this period, as Motown treated the group as a second-tier signing, the label released one single a year from 1964 to 1969 only. Thus commercial success would elude the group until 1970. Both sides of the British single release, (TMG 766) remain a mainstay of the underground northern soul scene in the UK, picking up regular spins at both soul clubs and nighters throughout the midlands and northern England.
The song was later covered in 1967 by the The Temptations and Hunter himself. The Temptations version would unreleased until 1986, while Hunter version, backed by The Temptations, would be released on January 12, 2005.
The Spinners version
- Lead vocals by Bobby Smith
- Background vocals by Bobby Smith, Chico Edwards, Pervis Jackson, Henry Fambrough and Billy Henderson
- Additional Background vocals by The Andantes
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
The Motown Spinners - Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music / Truly Yours
UK Tamla Motown TMG 766 (1970).
Record produced by Clay McMurray.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The record cemes with an original company paper sleeve.