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The Soul Survivors were a Philadelphia based R&B group founded by New York natives Richie and Charlie Ingui and Kenny Jeremiah, known for their 1967 hit single, "Expressway to Your Heart"; which was the first hit by Philadelphia soul record producers and songwriters, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
The Soul Survivors first played together in New York under the name The Dedications, founded by member, Kenny Jeremiah, releasing several singles under this name in 1962 and 1964. They adopted the name Soul Survivors in 1965. They signed to Philadelphia label Crimson Records, who put them in touch with Gamble & Huff. "Expressway to Your Heart" was a #1 hit regionally in Philadelphia and New York in the fall of 1967, and the tune reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 nationally. "Expressway to Your Heart" spent 15 weeks in the charts and sold over one million copies.
The follow-up was "Explosion in Your Soul", which was not as successful (U.S. #33); a third release, "Impossible Mission", also was a minor hit in 1969 (U.S. #68). They quit playing for a few years, but re-formed with a different lineup in 1972. They had one more hit, "City of Brotherly Love" in 1974.As of 2006, the original Soul Survivors (the Ingui brothers) are still going strong with a new band, and are playing dates throughout the Eastern United States.
Chuck Trois also went on to release a solo 45 rpm single on A&M Records in August 1969, with "Mr. Holmes" on one side, and "A National Band" on the other.
Joe Forgione was the original drummer on the first 2 albums. There were different drummers like Ralph Capobianco.
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