Gene McDaniels

Teen Beat

Years active 1960-2011

always klick on pic’s.

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Born Feb. 12, 1935; Died July 29, 2011 (aged 76), Kittery Point, Maine


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Gene McDaniels

Eugene Booker McDaniels ”Gene McDaniels"  (February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011) was an African-American singer and songwriter. He had his greatest recording success in the early 1960s, and had continued success as a songwriter with songs including "Compared to What" and Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Makin' Love".


Born in Kansas CityKansasUnited States, McDaniels grew up in OmahaNebraska. As well as singing gospel music in church, he developed a love of jazz, and learned to play the saxophone and trumpet. After forming a singing group, the Echoes of Joy, later known as the Sultans, in his teens, he studied at the University of Omaha Conservatory of Music before joining the Mississippi Piney Woods Singers, with whom he toured in California. There, he began singing in jazz clubs, achieving note with the Les McCann Trio, and came to the attention of Sy Waronker of Liberty Records. … Read full text here >>> Gene McDaniels

Original release LIBERTY 55308 (US) 03/1961 // LIBERTY 55371 (US) 10/1961

This release, re-issue on SILVER SPOTLIGHT SERIES   X 053 (US) [1988]

A hundred pounds of clay // Tower of strenght

A hundred pounds of clay - 1961

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