Sunday, January 1, 2012

Aural Massage - Gene Chandler - A Song Called Soul (1964)

Remembered for the 1962 hit Duke of Earl, in his prime Gene Chandler turned in many a fine soul performance.  This tune was released as first an A, then a B side in the same year. Written by Billy Butler, younger brother of Impressions star Jerry, it has the light, melodic hallmark of 1960's Chicago song writing and production.  No surprise as a production credit goes to Johnny Pate, long time Impressions producer and key figure in the development of Chicago Soul.

Also included is the French singer Dean Cooper's cover version from 1965...pour reason ne particular pas.

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