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Gene Chandler

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Legal name: Eugene Dixon


Gene Chandler (born Eugene Dixon, July 6, 1937) nicknamed "The Duke of Earl" or simply "The Duke", is an African-American singer, songwriter, music producer and executive.

Chandler is known best for his most successful songs "Duke Of Earl" and "Groovy Situation" and his association with musical bands the Dukays, the Impressions and Curtis Mayfield.

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. Chandler is also one of a just a few singers to vend successful record albums during the doo-wop, rhythm and blues, soul, and disco musical eras, with some 40 Pop and R&B chart successes between 1961 and 1986. On August 24, 2014 Chandler was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 The Duke of Earl Gene Chandler 1
1967 The Girl Don't Care Gene Chandler 1
1978 Get Down Gene Chandler 1
1979 When You're # 1 Gene Chandler 1
Soul Master Gene Chandler 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Duke of Earl Gene Chandler 1
1999 The Brunswick Years 1966-1969 Gene Chandler 1
2004 The Duke of Earl Gene Chandler 1
Greatest Hits Gene Chandler 1
Rainbow '80: A Golden Classics Edition Gene Chandler 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Duke of Earl / Kissin' in the Kitchen Gene Chandler 1
1962 Rainbow / You Threw a Lucky Punch Gene Chandler 1
1965 Nothing Can Stop Me / The Big Lie Gene Chandler 1
1968 Show Me the Way to Go Barbara Acklin & Gene Chandler 1
1969 Little Green Apples Barbara Acklin & Gene Chandler 1

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