Gene Allison


Gene Allison (August 29, 1934 - February 28, 2004) was an R&B singer from Nashville, TN who became famous during the late 1950s. His best known songs include "You Can Make It If You Try" (1957), a Top 5 R&B chart hit and his greatest crossover success.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • You Can Make It If You Try (1957)
  • Have Faith (1958)

Pop charts debut year: 1957

Years active: ca. 1950s - 1960s

Genres: R&B, gospel

Labels: Calvert, Vee-Jay


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