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Gene Chandler

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. Chandler never approached the massive pop success of that chart-topper (although he occasionally entered the Top 20), but he was a big star with the R&B audience with straightforward mid-tempo and ballad soul numbers in the mid-'60s, many of which were written by Curtis Mayfield and produced by Carl Davis. Chandler's success became more fitful after Mayfield stopped penning material for him, although he enjoyed some late-'60s hits and had a monster pop and soul smash in 1970 with "Groovy Situation." His last successes were the far less distinguished disco- and dance-influenced R&B hits "Get Down" (1978) and "Does She Have a Friend?" (1980). ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi
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I loved Gene Chandler & "Duke of Earl" when it was NEW!!!!! :-D
Now I'm old, but somehow this song is STILL new!!!!!
How the He** did THAT happen?????? ? ? ? =-O =-O =-O =-O =-O!!!???!?! ? ! ! ! ? ? ?
(& WHYYYYYYYYYY ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? )
:'(=-O :-!
"Rainbow" �� Love this song!!! ♡
"Groovy Situation" That Girl 70
~H-Town~Groo v i n ' ~ W e - D o n ' t - S t o p - T h e - M u s i c ~
LOVE+S Disciple*978 * 1 * ~ 7 m 1 4 y ~
One of my favorite songs as a child!
This song is the s**t
ronaldward31 0 5 1
Good dam music u can listen to
mimivo.mm
I TRULY DONT CARE ANYMORE.
ejanuary1949
I just want to ask you one thing baby! :)
leney5050
Takes me back to the garage parties, WOW!!!!!!!
Richard turner love this song
aww..love this song!!
Bomb music, im 26 and been a fan since i was 5
kodor
I had a Chess album by Gene Chandler back in the 60s with a lot of great tunes. Lord knows what happened to it but he had plenty songs on it just as good as the Duke of Earl.
This reminds me of my son,Edward P.Ledesma Jr. And my Aunt Rosie.
The Quarter Parties That's What's Up!!!!!!!!!
I'm a music lover oldschool
margi45
One of the ALL TIME greats!!
tweetyzavala
Don't forget He Also sang Rainbow , also a great song .
my cousin! GREAT!!!
Thanks it is
This is truly a great song!!
MR.SMOKEY IS SLOWINGG IT DOWN LISTENING TO GENE CHANDLER
Great classic
to listen to this great artist is to live with love in your heart and soul forever..
yep he's my 2nd as well.
otrbuff
The lyrics make no sense whatever.
who used this song in a sample
Gene Chandler is a my second cousin on my mom's side. I wrote a report on him when I was in the 5th grade!
I love his songs and i'm only thirteen
herbert.mana g e r
OLD SKOOL IS WHAT HAPPENING TODAY,YETERS D A Y AND FOREVER MORE.
One of my all-time favorite songs. Didn't even grow up in this era, but I love the music!!
rosemarie, i remember duke of earl at high school dances too.almost seemed like magic then.
only true music fans know about gene chandler !!
WOW...I DID NOT KNOW THE DUKE OF EARL MADE SOME LOWRIDER SWAGG MUSIC....RIG H T ON!
Definitely a favorite!!! :-)
t_heath
This is a true classic..... n e v e r get tired of hearing it...
gwen.joyce
Just love this artist. My FAV is "Just Be True". Memories created by these songs will nenver die.
jamie.turner 1 9 8 3
i love jean chandler he is one of my favs u guys check him out i love the song theirs a rainbow inside my heart
Another high school memory of dancing on sthe stage at lunch time, in Huntington High school, NY. What a blast!! (1962)
steve3691
A true classic!
cjh3407
Great music - and it will always be around.
duke of earl ftw
I just love all the oldies...50' s & 60's...bring s back many good & not-so-good memories 4 me!!!
I have been trying to find this song by gene chandler for 23 years you are the best. Thank you so much. mnchie
Gene Chandler's Music will live on, thru the decades!
Gene was so much more than "Duke of Earl" but many don't realize it. Wonder what he's up to now.
Music isn't the same with all the filthy hip hop and rap it detracts from love songs
house527
1978 NYC Clubbin all night on the Westside!
this a bad piece
This bad
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