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by Soul Survivors, feat. Richie Ingui, backing vocals
Richie Ingui (1947 to 2017) was an American 'soul' singer, with 'Soul Survivors'. Richard Ingui was born on November 15th 1947 in Manhattan, New York, USA. Along with his older brother Charlie and Kenny Jeremiah, he formed his first group 'The Dedications' in New York in the late 1950s. Following their relocation to Philadelphia and a change of name to the 'Soul Survivors', they came under the guidance of legendary record producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, releasing their debut album "When the Whistle Blows Anything Goes" in 1967 on the 'Crimson' label. Their signature hit, "Expressway (To Your Heart)", earned a No. 4 placing on the American Billboard chart in 1967, and they followed this with the Top 40 single "Explosion (In Your Soul)" in the same year. After releasing the album "Take Another Look" (1968) and moving to 'Atco Records' a year after that, they went into an hiatus, returning with a new line-up in 1972. They then issued the LP "Soul Survivors" in 1974, which contained the single "City of Brotherly Love". However, in the late 1970s they lost their record contract (and their manager), and eventually disbanded, with Charles Ingui becoming a landscaper and Richie Ingui a house decorator. In 1987 though, the brothers began playing occasional gigs once more as the "original" 'Soul Survivors', eventually signing a five-record contract in 1991 with 'Society Hill Records'. By 2006, they were playing occasional dates in the eastern United States, and even performed with 'Hall and Oates' at Philadelphia's Spectrum in 2009. They had most recently been working with David Uosikkenen of the 'The Hooters' in putting together his project "In The Pocket", which celebrates all aspects of the Philadelphia sound. Richie Ingui died from heart failure in Philadelphia on January 13th 2017, aged 69. He leaves his wife Cheryl plus one son and one daughter. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/richie-ingui-obituary?pid=1000000183636665
Sources: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=175372371 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Survivors_%28band%29
Posted: 7th February 2017
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† REST IN PEACE †
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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