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

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Gene Allison – Let’s sit and talk

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Versie Eugene Allison (Gene Allison) was born on August 29, 1934 and died on February 28, 2004 of renal failure. He is mainly known for his few hits which include the classic “You can make it if you try”. “Lets sit and talk” by Gene Allison was released in the UK on Sue LP ILP 943 Dr Soul.

Did not chart.

Updated 13 October 2016

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Joe Simon – Say (that your love is true)

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Successful soul singer Joe Simon was born on September 2, 1943 and is still involved in music. “Say” was first released in 1964 on the famed Vee Jay label. The track was released in the UK on Sue LP ILP 943 “Dr Soul”.

Did not chart.

Updated 11 October 2016

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The Impressions – Believe in me

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The Impressions formed in 1958 with the original line up of Sam Gooden, Richard Brooks and Arthur Brooks, Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. Richard and Arthur Brooks left the group and were replaced by Fred Cash. Jerry Butler left the group to pursue a solo career.

Curtis Lee Mayfield was born on June 3, 1942 and died on December 26, 1999.
Samuel G. “Sam” Gooden was born on September 2, 1934.
Fred Cash was born on October 8, 1940.

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“Believe in me” was issued on the Sue LP ILP 943 “Dr Soul”.

Chart position data not available.

Updated 13 October 2016

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