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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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Mi Rola from high school days!!
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I used to sing this song to people who have had too much to drink lol
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Yes RainBow Was The Song. A Lot Of People Thought He Wrote That Song. Made That Song Three Time -RainBow - 65-RainBow-9 9 -RainBow -2000 .Curtis / Jerry Bulter Wrote The Song.
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pcer1981
real good rolas
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Rainbow 65
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I Loves Old Music And Loves To Dance With Old Music I'm From The Old School?
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Oldies
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Ur my Duke of Earl papi!!!!!!
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She just don't care
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Absolute classic...lo v e it
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Ojays
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OH MY GOODD!!!! THIS IS MY FAV SONG OF ALL TIME!!!!!! DUKE DUKE DUKE DUKEOF EARL!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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One of my favorite song. Love it.
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fayeiswhoiam
You forgot RAINBOW which was and remains one of the most popular slow songs.
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Fond memories with this one
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It TRULY REALLY hurts when I know he DONT CARE.
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The Girl Dont Care!!
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I LOVE THIS song because I'm the duke of earl here in newark, n.j. RASHON IBN ALMUHYI
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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 :-!
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"Rainbow" �� Love this song!!! ♡
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"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 ~
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One of my favorite songs as a child!
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This song is the s**t
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ronaldward31 0 5 1
Good dam music u can listen to
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mimivo.mm
I TRULY DONT CARE ANYMORE.
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ejanuary1949
I just want to ask you one thing baby! :)
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leney5050
Takes me back to the garage parties, WOW!!!!!!!
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Richard turner love this song
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aww..love this song!!
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Bomb music, im 26 and been a fan since i was 5
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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.
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This reminds me of my son,Edward P.Ledesma Jr. And my Aunt Rosie.
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The Quarter Parties That's What's Up!!!!!!!!!
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I'm a music lover oldschool
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margi45
One of the ALL TIME greats!!
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tweetyzavala
Don't forget He Also sang Rainbow , also a great song .
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my cousin! GREAT!!!
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Thanks it is
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This is truly a great song!!
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MR.SMOKEY IS SLOWINGG IT DOWN LISTENING TO GENE CHANDLER
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Great classic
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to listen to this great artist is to live with love in your heart and soul forever..
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yep he's my 2nd as well.
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otrbuff
The lyrics make no sense whatever.
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who used this song in a sample
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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!
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I love his songs and i'm only thirteen
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herbert.mana g e r
OLD SKOOL IS WHAT HAPPENING TODAY,YETERS D A Y AND FOREVER MORE.
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One of my all-time favorite songs. Didn't even grow up in this era, but I love the music!!
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rosemarie, i remember duke of earl at high school dances too.almost seemed like magic then.
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