Gene Chandler (born Eugene Drake Dixon on July 6, 1937) is an American singer, songwriter, music producer and record label executive. Nicknamed "The Duke of Earl" or simply "The Duke", he is best known for his most successful songs "Duke of Earl" and "Groovy Situation" and his association with The Dukays, the Impressions and Curtis Mayfield.
Chandler 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 also one of a just a few singers to achieve chart successes spanning the doo-wop, rhythm and blues, soul, and disco musical eras, with some Top 40 pop and R&B chart hits between 1961 and 1986. Chandler was inducted as a performer into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame on August 24, 2014. In 2016, he became a "Double Inductee" into the R&B Hall of Fame, having received a Special Induction as an R&B Music Pioneer.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 6th, 1937 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1966 - 1969
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 84 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||118395||1/26/1967||Baby that's love||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118396||1/26/1967||You can't hurt me no more||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118397||1/26/1967||Nothing can stop me||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118398||1/26/1967||No one can love you (like I do)||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118399||1/26/1967||Good times||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118400||1/26/1967||Here come the tears||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118401||1/26/1967||Bet you never thought||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118402||1/26/1967||Buddy ain't it a shame||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118403||1/26/1967||(I'm just a) Fool for you||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118404||between 1963 and 1966||Wish you were here||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118405||between 1963 and 1966||From day to day||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118406||between 1963 and 1966||Pretty little girl||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118407||between 1963 and 1966||London town||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118408||between 1963 and 1966||You left me||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118409||between 1963 and 1966||A little like lovin'||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118410||between 1963 and 1966||Miracle after miracle||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118411||between 1963 and 1966||Soul hootenanny, part 2||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118412||between 1963 and 1966||A song called soul||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118413||between 1963 and 1966||If you can't be true||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118414||between 1963 and 1966||Everybody let's dance||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118415||between 1963 and 1966||Just let it be||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118416||between 1963 and 1966||The big lie||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118417||between 1963 and 1966||Monkey time||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118418||between 1963 and 1966||Ain't no use||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
|Decca||118419||between 1963 and 1966||A song called soul (remake)||Gene Chandler||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chandler, Gene," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308033.
Chandler, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308033.
"Chandler, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.
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