Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler

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Top Songs

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Duke of Earl
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Rainbow
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Groovy Situation [Rerecorded Version]
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Just Be True
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Rainbow '80

Albums

  • Rock'n'Roll Nostalgia

    Jan 2022 • 30 songs

  • Duke of Earl

    Jul 2021 • 30 songs

  • She's Crazy

    Dec 2017 • 1 song

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Gene Chandler

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Gene Chandler is remembered by the rock & roll audience almost solely for the classic novelty and doo wop-tinged soul ballad "Duke of Earl"; the unforgettable opening chant of the title leading the way, the song was a number one hit in 1962. He's esteemed by soul fans as one of the leading exponents of the '60s Chicago soul scene, along with Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler. Born Eugene Dixon, he was a member of the doo wop group the Dukays and "Duke of Earl" was actually a Dukays recording; Dixon was renamed Gene Chandler and the single bore his credit as a solo singer. Chand...
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