(first posted 9/16/08)
Yes, yes I know...I've featured ALOT of Gene Chandler on this here blog. I absolutely love the guy. I am very fascinated by his career (as well as all the folks he worked with, such as Curtis Mayfield, Carl Davis, etc) and always dig his choice of songs, writing, arrangements, and his vocalizations in this writers humble opinion are the epitome of soul. So I am happy to present, today, what is perhaps the ULTIMATE Gene Chandler 45 (took me a long time to get this one but it was well worth the wait). Maybe I'm just a bit partial to this one being a guitarist (the guitar is WAY up front on this one with great riffage following the vocals.) This was the final single Gene cut for Chicago's Constellation label, and what a brilliant run of records it was!
GENE CHANDLER - MR. BIG SHOT
Great track! Was just talking about Gene on fb.
Oh yeah, the last x number of posts have been great, too ;)
thanks for doing what you do. i've learned of so many great artists/records over the years. one of the best blogs around
like it, can`t help but notice the borrowings of some great soul cliches from other songs..for instance the 'rise" from "the cheater".
i swear this will be my last post these things that you have to copy to show you aren`t a robot are becoming too frustrating.half the time i can`t read them.
Did you acquire this one from Weems? He used to play a lot of Gene Chandler on his radio program on WNYU in the early eighties. I specifically recall when he introduced "The Girl Don't Care," but played "There Goes the Lover."
You were barely born at that time, as I was a young lad when GC cut his soul tracks. Take care and see that some sincere soul lover gets these records somewhere down the road so that another generation will hear and dig this great, great stuff.
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