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Soul Survivors

The Soul Survivors were an R&B group from Philadelphia.

Members:

Charlie Ingui - (b. 1944, U.S.A.) vocals

Richie Ingui - (b. 1947, U.S.A. d. 13th January 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) vocals

Kenny Jeremiah - vocals

Joey Forgione - drums

Ralph Capobianco - drums & percussion

Paul Venturini - organ

Chuck Trois - guitar

and

Eddie Leonetti - guitar

The group were founded by the brothers Richie and Charlie Ingui along with Kenny Jeremiah.

The Soul Survivors are best remembered for their 1967 hit single, ‘Expressway to Your Heart’ b/w ‘Hey Gyp’.

 

The song was the first hit penned by the Philadelphia soul record producers and songwriters, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

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when the wind blows anything goes with the soul survivors (1967) / take another look (1968)

A Blue Eyed Soul group, the Soul Survivors adopted an R&B sound for their early singles on the Crimson imprint.

The follow-up single, ‘Explosion in Your Soul’ b/w ‘Dathon’s Theme’, was less successful.

They left the Crimson imprint in 1968, and relocated to ATCO Records that year for ’Turn Out The Fire’ b/w ‘Go Out Walking’ and ‘Mama Soul’ b/w ‘Tell Daddy’.

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soul survivors (1974) / city of brotherly love (1975)

The Soul Survivors left ATCO, for the Gamble & Huff TSOP imprint in 1974, releasing ‘Lover To Me’ b/w ‘Your Love’ and ‘What It Takes’ b/w ‘Virgin Girl’ that year.

 

In 1976, they released their final 45 for Philadelphia International, entitled ‘Happy Anniversary America’.

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Albums:

When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes With The Soul Survivors (Crimson Records 1967)

Take Another Look (ATCO Records 1969)

Soul Survivors (TSOP Records 1974)

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