Conflict and egos began emerging in the group when member Philippé Wynne wanted the group's name changed to Philippe Wynne and the Spinners. When this was not done, Wynne left the group in January 1977 and was replaced by John Edwards, who had recorded a number of R&B hits as a solo singer.
Supposedly, to some, the lyric Philippé Wynne sang sounded like this: One of a kind love affair Makes you want to love her You just got to fuck her, yeah. However, there were others who heard the allegedly offensive line as "You just got to hug her, yeah".
Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson – vocals; Roland Chambers, Norman Harris, Bobby Eli – guitars; Thom Bell – pianos; Ronnie Baker – bass guitar; Don Renaldo – strings; Earl Young – drums; Larry Washington – congas, bongos; Vince Montana – vibes, marimbas; MFSB – orchestration
The last major hit by the Spinners to feature Philippé Wynne on lead vocals, "The Rubberband Man" spent three weeks at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (blocked from the top spot by Rod Stewart's massive hit single "Tonight's the Night") and topped the U.S. R&B chart at the end of 1976.
3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul, released on March 3, 1989 by Tommy Boy Records.It is the first of three collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties.
The album contains the fifteen-minute "(Not Just) Knee Deep" featuring former Spinners lead singer Philippé Wynne, an edited version of which topped the R&B charts. The final official Funkadelic album, The Electric Spanking of War Babies, was released in 1981.
Background vocals by Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Pervis Jackson, Henry Fambrough and Billy Henderson; Additional Background vocals by Linda Creed and the Sigma Sweethearts (Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, and Evette Benton) Instrumentation by MFSB. The signature bassline which underpins the song is played by Ronnie Baker; Cover versions