Gene McDaniels !
A lil' bit of soul will never wash away the...ah whatever.
Gene McDaniels had a brief but successful career as a pop singer in the early 60's.
McDaniels signed a contract with Liberty Records in California and worked with producer Tommy "Snuff" Garrett, who supplied Gene with songs written by the Brill Building stable of songwriters, including Bacharach & David, Goffin & King, and Pomus & Shuman.
Gene's brief fling with fame resulted in his appearance in the 1962 British film It's Trad, Dad which was directed by Richard Lester. Also known as 'Ring-A-Ding Rhythm', the film included appearances by Chubby Checker, Gene Vincent, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Mr. Acker Bilk, Del Shannon and others.
In later years when black consciousness was in vogue in the pop music business, he began to go by the name Eugene McDaniels and recorded some soul-styled social consciousness records for Atlantic in the early 70's. These recordings became the albums Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse and Outlaw. He also wrote a number of songs, including Feel Like Makin' Love, which was a number one hit for Roberta Flack in 1974.
Gene McDaniels :
* (There Was A) Tall Oak Tree *
* Send For Me *