The Soul Survivors
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||soul 60s garage rock favorites garage psychedelic soul gamble and huff|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
Vocalists Kenneth Jeremiah, Richard Ingui and Charles Ingui were a New York-based singing group, the Dedications, prior to adding backing musicians Paul Venturini (organ), Edward Leonetti (guitar) and Joey Forgione (drums). The sextet took the name the Soul Survivors in 1966 and secured a US Top 5 hit the following year with Expressway To Your Heart. This all-white group was produced by the emergent Gamble And Huff team, but subsequent releases, including the similar-sounding Explosion In Your Soul, were less successful and they split up. The Ingui brothers resurrected the name during the 70s, but despite signing to their former mentors TSOP label, were unable to rekindle their former profile. Jeremiah later joined Shirley Goodman in Shirley & Company.