The Soul Survivors were an R&B group from Philadelphia.
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 (b. 22nd November 1942, Ozone Park, New York, U.S.A. d. 4th December 2020, Shore Hospital, Somers Point, New Jersey, U.S.A.)
Joey Forgione - drums
Ralph Capobianco - drums & percussion
Paul Venturini - organ
Chuck Trois - guitar
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.
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’.
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’'.
Kenny Jeremiah died in New Jersey in December 2020, from Covid-19.
When The Whistle Blows Anything Goes With The Soul Survivors (Crimson Records 1967)
Take Another Look (ATCO Records 1969)
Soul Survivors (TSOP Records 1974)