Gene Chandler

The Best of Gene Chandler: The Duke of Earl

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Early Gene Chandler sides, many recorded with the Dukays, including the immortal "Duke of Earl." Feature tracks include "Walk on with the Duke," which was a total bust although it is interesting in retrospect, as it was the answer to "Duke of Earl"; the original studio cut of "Rainbow"; the stark and magnificent "Man's Temptation"; an answer to Mary Wells' "You Beat Me to the Punch" via "You Threw a Lucky Punch"; a remake of the Temptations' "Check Yourself," where Chandler outdoes Paul Williams who led the original; and a whole slew of Dukays tracks when Chandler toiled with them.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:33
2
2:11
3 2:52
4 2:23
5 2:53
6 2:43
7 2:26
8 2:34
9 2:33
10 2:27
11 2:28
12 2:35
13 2:17
14
2:36
15 2:35
16 1:45
17 2:52
18 2:10
19 2:18
20
2:28
21 2:41
22 2:29
23 2:20
24 2:26
25 2:22
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