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Gene McDaniels (1935–2011)

Eugene McDaniels is respected by his peers, including such legends as Roberta Flack, Chick Corea, Phyllis Hyman, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Ron Carter, Aretha Franklin and B.B. King. McDaniels has written for, and with, most of his peers. He has produced for such major record companies as Ode, A&M,... See full bio »

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 2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (writer: "Compared To What" - as Eugene B. McDaniels)
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "Compared to What")
 2007 Because I Said So (writer: "Feel Like Making Love")
 2007 The Ten (writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love")
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love" - as Eugene McDaniels)
 2002 Roberta Flack in Concert (Video) (writer: "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Reverend Lee")
 2001 Tomcats (writer: "Feel Like Making Love" - as Eugene McDaniels)
 2000 Girlfight (performer: "Compared to What") / (writer: "Compared to What")
 1997 Boogie Nights (writer: "Compared to What" - as Eugene McDaniels)
 1997 The Ice Storm (writer: "Compared To What")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Compared To What" - as Eugene McDaniels)
 1995 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love")
 1993 Aqui na Terra (writer: "COMPARED TO WHAT?" - as Gene Me Daniel's)
 1989 The Kill Reflex (writer: "Meet Me On The Moon")
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke (performer: "Tower of Strength', "One Hundred Pounds of Clay")
 1981 Tomorrow Coast to Coast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 September 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love")
 1981 Soundstage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Flack (1981) ... (writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love")
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 October 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Feel Like Makin' Love" - uncredited)
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Feel like Makin' Love" - as Eugene McDaniels)
- Episode dated 3 October 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Feel like Makin' Love" - as Eugene McDaniels)
 1973 Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever (TV Movie) (writer: "River")
 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono Present the One-to-One Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Reverend Lee")
 1971 Boboquivari (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roberta Flack (1971) ... (writer: "Reverend Lee")
 1970 Captain Milkshake ("Who Do You Love?")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (performer: "Point of No Return")
- Episode #1.29 (1965) ... (performer: "A Hundred Pounds of Clay")
 1964 Scorpio Rising (Short) (performer: "Point of No Return" - uncredited)
 1962 Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! (performer: "Another Tear Falls")
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Single: "Tower of Strength" (Liberty Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eugene McDaniels

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In 1961 BBC radio banned McDaniels' song "100 Pounds of Clay" because it "indicated" that women were created from building materials, which the network considered to be blasphemous. A cover version by UK artist Craig Douglas was also banned but he re-recorded it with slightly different lyrics and achieved a top-ten hit. See more »

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