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ABOUT GENE CHANDLER:
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.
ABOUT THE SONG:
“Duke of Earl” is a 1962 US number-one song, originally by Gene Chandler. It is the best known of Chandler’s songs, and he subsequently dubbed himself ‘The Duke of Earl’. The song was penned by Chandler, Bernice Williams, and Earl Edwards. This song was a 2002 inductee into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It has also been selected by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. (Wikipedia)
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