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Gene Chandler Girl Don't Care (Re-Issue Vinyl-LP)

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Gene Chandler: Girl Don't Care (Re-Issue Vinyl-LP)

Chicago-born Gene Chandler is one vocalist whose star is constantly on the rise. According to his parents, Gene was "born to sing." He always tried to sing...even before he could talk. He would hum along with the tunes on the radio and record player, displaying an uncanny sense of rhythm and tone that indicated a unique talent for music, even at such an early age.

As he was an only child, his parents were able to give him every encouragement in the development of his musical talent. His first public appearance was at the age of eight, and this was followed by numerous performances around Chicago, at parties and club meetings, for the next several years.

In 1960, Gene Chandler made his first professional appearance. During the following two years, he performed wherever and whenever he had an opportunity to work before the public. And then came a record called "Duke Of Earl,” which be- came one of the biggest hits of 1962, topping the million mark in sales earning him a gold record. He's been making hits ever since.

Gene Chandler has now signed an exclusive Brunswíck recording contract. And, true to form, his first record, "The Girl Don't Care,” has become an immediate best seller. In this present recording, which takes its title from his current hit, Gene gladly displays still more of what it takes to be a great star. In addition, credit is also to be given to the high quality of musical understanding and producing talents of artists and repertoire director Carl Davis, which are also very much in evidence. The Girl Don't Care gives clear evidence that Gene Chandler's star will continue to rise brilliantly, with each of the twelve songs in the collection offering more than convincing reason why.

(Brunswick) 12 tracks, original release Brunswick 1967.



Gene Chandler - Girl Don't Care (Re-Issue Vinyl-LP) Medium 1
1: Nothing Can Stop Me  
2: You Can't Hurt Me No More  
3: Fool For You  
4: Here Comes The Tears  
5: Good Times  
6: The Girl Don't Care  
7: To Choose  
8: Bet You Never Thought  
9: Baby That's Love  
10: Buddy Ain't It A Shame  
11: No One Can Love You  
12: My Love  


Artikeleigenschaften von Gene Chandler: Girl Don't Care (Re-Issue Vinyl-LP)

  • Interpret: Gene Chandler

  • Albumtitel: Girl Don't Care (Re-Issue Vinyl-LP)

  • Format LP
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre R&B / Soul
  • Music Style Vinyl - Soul
  • Music Sub-Genre 556 Vinyl - Soul
  • Title Girl Don't Care (Re-Issue Vinyl-LP)
  • Vinyl size LP (12 Inch)
  • Speed / RPM 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Soul

  • EAN: 4000127788566

  • weight in Kg 0.260

Artist description "Chandler, Gene"

Gene Chandler (with The Dukays)

Duke Of Earl

Had an East Coast record distributor not chosen a different song as a better bet for hitdom, The Dukays would have had a #1 pop/R&B smash. Instead, credit went solely to lead singer Gene Chandler - who didn't even exist until it was pressed up!

Chandler's actual name was Eugene Dixon. Born July 7, 1937 and raised on Chicago's South Side, he formed The Gaytones at Englewood High but left to join The Dukays, assembled in 1957 by second tenor Ben Broyles, baritone Earl Edwards, and bass Motee Thurston. They were named by a local barber (the group rehearsed at his shop). The Dukays stayed together while Dixon served overseas in the Army. When he returned in 1960, he brought in his cousin, Shirley Johnson, who sang first tenor. James Lowe came in as bass while songwriter Bernice Williams polished the group and penned what would become their debut release, The Girl's A Devil.

Carl Davis and Bill 'Bunky' Sheppard were fledgling producers with offices on the West Side. Williams brought them a tape of The Dukays in December of 1960. "I got with Bunky, and we listened to it," said the late Davis. At their first session at Chicago's Universal Recording, The Dukays waxed The Girl's A Devil and the Williams-penned ballad flip The Big Lie. The single came out on the Nat label, Dixon fronting both. The Girl's A Devil proved a #64 pop seller in the spring of 1961.

For their encore date at Universal, the group readied the Williams-penned rocker Nite Owl and a lovely ballad, Festival Of Love. Then Davis overheard the group rehearsing outside his office. "They were out there doing this 'Doo-doo-doo.' And I said, 'What is that?' And they said, 'Oh, this is for the next session.' I said, 'Oh, no. Whatever that is it's a smash.' So we're gonna do that on this session," hesaid. "They went home and got together with Bernice, and they started writing the lyrics. They called me at home, and they were saying, 'If a guy is a king and he owns a lot of land, what is it?' I said, 'Well, that's a kingdom.' And they said, 'What if it's a duke?' I said, 'Well, it's a dukedom!' They finished writing the song and got it ready."

Next assignment: choosing which songs would constitute their Nat encore. New York distributor Bill Lasley decided that. "He listened to all four songs, and he sent two of them back," said Davis. "He said, 'I want 'Nite Owl,' and whatever was on the flip side.' And he sent back 'Duke Of Earl.'"  Bunky peddled the remaining pair (Kissin' In The Kitchen was the flip) to Calvin Carter, A&R man for Chicago's far larger Vee-Jay label. "Calvin fell in love with 'Duke Of Earl.' And Ewart Abner, who was running the company, was in England. So he called Abner in England and said, 'Man, Carl and Bunky have come up with a smash!'

"When we decided that we were going to split up these four sides, I met with the whole group," said Davis (Nite Owl made it to #73 pop on Nat in early '62). Carl told The Dukays, "We want to put these other two out. Everybody's going to get paid the same, but we just want to name these two different. Y'all got two records out there. We were going to start off with Eugene Dixon. That was his real name. And I said, 'I don't like that at all.' My favorite actor was Jeff Chandler. He used to play Cochise in the movies. So I said, 'Why don't we do that? Why don't we just cut your name from Eugene to Gene, and then use Chandler as your last name?'"  Vee-Jay put it out in October; in early January it was the top pop single in the country.The newly christened Gene Chandler donned a top hat, cape, tux, and monocle to lip-synch Duke Of Earl in the film musical 'Don't Knock The Twist.'

With Davis producing, Chandler became a soul star, posting a steady stream of hits on Vee-Jay, Constellation, Checker, and Brunswick (without Davis, Gene went gold with Groovy Situation for Mercury in 1970). The Dukays picked up Charles Davis as new lead tenor; their Please Help looked promising on Vee-Jay during the spring of '62 but didn't make the charts. Davis later changed his name to Nolan Chance when he went solo.

Various Street Corner Symphonies 1961 Vol.13
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