(You Know)I’ll Be Around owe’s quite a lot to the Mary Wells song: What’s Easy For Two Is So Hard For One (1964). Having pointed that out, its still a great song. And they were in and out and around Motown at the time. Well, Well, Well !
This group did an Answer Back recording: DUCHESS OF EARL in answer to Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler.
There are lots of answer back songs here is a link to – some more: SOUL REFLECTIONS. They must have recorded “(You Know) I’ll Be Around” after signing with Bell around ? 1964?
The Dreamgirls Movie was not about these originals but loosely based upon the Supremes.