Gene Chandler

Genres: Doo Wop Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: soul 60s rhythm and blues oldies northern soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Dixon, 6 July 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Recalled for the gauche but irresistible 1962 US number 1, ‘Duke Of Earl’, Chandler’s million-selling single in fact featured the Dukays, a doo-wop quintet he fronted (Eugene Dixon, Shirley Jones, James Lowe, Earl Edwards and Ben Broyles). His record company preferred to promote a solo artist and thus one of soul’s most enduring careers was launched. Temporarily bedevilled by his ‘dandy’ image, the singer was rescued by a series of excellent Curtis Mayfield -penned songs, including ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Man’s Temptation’. These were hits in 1963, but the relationship blossomed with ‘Just Be True’ (1964) and the sublime ‘Nothing Can Stop Me’ (1965), both US Top 20 singles. Chandler later recorded under the aegis of producer Carl Davis, including ‘(The) Girl Don’t Care’, ‘There Goes The Lover’ and ‘From The Teacher To...

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