Gene Chandler – Rainbow

“Rainbow” by Gene Chandler was released in the UK on Sue LP ILP 934 “Soul 66”.

Thank you to Mike Atherton for his help in correcting this track listing.

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American singer, songwriter, talent scout, music producer and record label executive Eugene Drake Dixon, known as “Gene Chandler” or “The Duke of Earl” was born on July 6, 1937 and is nicknamed “The Duke of Earl” or simply “The Duke”.

Gene is a Grammy Hall Of Fame inductee and a winner of both the National Association of Television and Radio Announcers’ (NATRA) “Producer of the Year” Award and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award.

He is one of the few artistes to have enjoyed success spanning the doo-wop, rhythm and blues, soul, and disco musical eras, with some 40 Pop and R&B chart hits between 1961 and 1986. On August 24, 2014, Chandler was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame.

“Rainbow” was released in 1962 and reached US Pop No 47 and R&B No 11.

Data record created 14 May 2017

Johnny Darrow -Don’t start me talking

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Singer John Alfred “Johnny” Moore aka Johnny Darrow was born on December 14, 1934 and died on December 30, 1998. He is most famous for being a lead singer with long running vocal group The Drifters, joining them in the 1950s, and sings on many of their 1960s and 1970s hits. That’s him singing on “Under the boardwalk” with The Drifters, probably his most famous recording.

His career with The Drifters was interrupted by National Service in the late 50s. After he completed national service he recorded solo under the name of Johnny Darrow until he was invited to rejoin The Drifters in 1964. From 1970 he was based in London, where he died.

“Don’t start me talking” was released on Sue music cassette “Maximum R&B” Ensign ENSUC 3. It also appears on the London label LP “The Sue Story” London HAC 8239.

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Chuck Flamingo

No reliable information is currently available about Chuck Flamingo, who is credited on some of his singles as “Chuck Flamingo & The Kansas City Playboys”. “Rate your music” thinks Chuck Flamingo is none other than Chuck Jackson, but he doesn’t sound very much like Chuck Jackson to my ears. Can anyone provide further information, please? Thankyou.

His track “Little bit of this, little bit of that” appears on ILP 943 “Dr Soul”.