Although he may be best remembered for his many Doo-Wop tinged hits, Gene Chandler also had a way with mid-tempo numbers as well as ballads. On "Just Be True" Chandler is just that - true to the melody, to the lyrics, and to his listening audience.
1.Just Be True
2.Little Like Lovin'
3.It's No Good For Me
4.From Day To Day
5.So Many Ways
7.You Threw A Lucky Punch
8.Walk On With The Duke
11.Pretty Little Girl
12.Miracle After Miracle
13.Tear For Tear
14.Buddy, Ain't It A Shame
15.No One Can Love You (Like I Do)
16.Think Nothing About It
Includes liner notes by E. Rodney "Mad Lad" Jones.
Personnel: Gene Chandler (vocals).
Unknown Contributor Role: Gene Chandler.
Led by the title track, Gene Chandler's biggest hit of the '60s after "Duke of Earl," Just Be True is a set of period soul tracks including "You Threw a Lucky Punch" (an answer record to Mary Wells' "You Beat Me to the Punch") and the lame "Duke of Earl" knockoff "Walk on With the Duke." Chandler's wonderful voice raises all this material to a level unimagined by any but the half-dozen best soul singers out there. The Collectables reissue includes four bonus tracks. ~ John Bush