Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler

Real Name:
Eugene Dixon
Soul - funk - disco singer - songwriter

Born on 06.07.1937 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
After his stint with The Dukays he went solo.
In the early 60's he released the smash hit "The Duke Of Earl", a title that became a regular persona for his act.
He appeared as such in "Don't Knock The Twist" movie, starring Chubby Checker.
After his solo releases at Vee Jay Records he started recording for Constellation Records (2), Checker and Brunswick.
Often produced by Curtis Mayfield.
He dueted with Barbara Acklin on "From The Teacher To The Preacher".
Among his 60's hits were his cover of James Brown, "There Was A Time" and "You Threw A Lucky Punch", an answer song to Mary Wells' "You Beat Me To The Punch".
In the early 70's he dueted with Jerry Butler for the whole album "One On One".
His second biggest hit after "The Duke Of Earl" was the early 70's "Groovy Situation".
In the early 1970s, whilst at Mercury, he set up his Mister Chand label, one of many he was involved with over his long career.
Between 1978 - 1981 he became executive vice president at Chi Sound Records, where he released four disco funk albums.
He spawned the hits "Get Down", "When You're #1", "Does She Have A Friend?" and "Rainbow '80"
After these, in 1983, he dueted with Jaime Lynn for "You're The One" at Salsoul Records.
In 1985 he recorded a soul boogie album and he recorded again in 1995.
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Gene Chandler Discography


VJLP 1040 Gene Chandler The Duke Of Earl (Album) Vee Jay Records VJLP 1040 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP1423 Gene Chandler Just Be True(LP) Constellation Records (2) LP1423 US 1964 Sell This Version
1425 Gene Chandler Live On Stage In '65 (Album) Constellation Records (2) 1425 US 1965 Sell This Version
BL 754124 Gene Chandler The Girl Don't Care (Album) Brunswick BL 754124 US 1967 Sell This Version
MUPS 367 Gene Chandler There Was A Time (Album) Brunswick MUPS 367 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BL 754149 Gene Chandler The Two Sides Of Gene Chandler(LP) Brunswick BL 754149 US 1969 Sell This Version
SR-61304 Gene Chandler The Gene Chandler Situation (Album) Mercury SR-61304 US 1970 Sell This Version
SR 61330 Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler Gene Chandler & Jerry Butler - Gene & Jerry - One & One (Album) Mercury SR 61330 US 1970 Sell This Version
8-578 Gene Chandler Get Down (Album) 20th Century Fox Records, Chi Sound Records 8-578 US 1978 Sell This Version
T-598 Gene Chandler When You're # 1 (Album) 20th Century Fox Records T-598 US 1979 Sell This Version
T-605 Gene Chandler '80 (Album) 20th Century Fox Records T-605 UK 1980 Sell This Version
T-629 Gene Chandler Here's To Love (Album) 20th Century Fox Records, Chi Sound Records T-629 US 1981 Sell This Version
FFL 7000 Gene Chandler Your Love Looks Good On Me (Album) FastFire Records FFL 7000 US 1985 Sell This Version
COL-CD-5735 Gene Chandler Just Be True(CD, Album) Collectables COL-CD-5735 US 1996 Sell This Version
712822 Gene Chandler The Duke Of Earl(CD, RE) Hallmark Music & Entertainment 712822 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

61 2173, 416 Gene Chandler Duke Of Earl / Kissin' In The Kitchen (Single) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records 61 2173, 416 US 1961 Sell This Version
SS 185 Gene Chandler You Threw A Lucky Punch / Rainbow (Single) Vee Jay Records SS 185 UK 1962 Sell This Version
VJ 461 Gene "Duke Of Earl" Chandler* Tear For Tear / Miracle After Miracle Vee Jay Records VJ 461 US 1962 Sell This Version
511 Gene Chandler Forgive Me / Check Yourself(7") Vee Jay Records 511 US 1962 Sell This Version
27.225 Gene Chandler Forgive Me(7", EP) Discophon 27.225 Spain 1963 Sell This Version
C-104 Gene Chandler It's No Good For Me / From Day To Day(7") Constellation Records (2) C-104 US 1963 Sell This Version
VJ 536 Gene Chandler Baby That's Love / Man's Temptation(7") Vee Jay Records VJ 536 US 1963 Sell This Version
VJ 536 Gene Chandler Wonderful, Wonderful / Man's Temptation(7", Single) Vee Jay Records VJ 536 US 1963 Sell This Version
C-110 Gene Chandler Pretty Little Girl(7") Constellation Records (2) C-110 US 1963 Sell This Version
C-130 Gene Chandler Just Be True / A Song Called Soul (Single) Constellation Records (2) C-130 US 1964 Sell This Version

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