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us: McDaniels, Gene, 1935-2011

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    • us: McDaniels, G. (Gene), 1935-2011
    • us: McDaniels, Eugene B. (Eugene Booker), 1935-2011
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kansas City (Kan.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) San Luis Obispo (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Liberty Records
        • Organization: (naf) Atlantic Recording Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Omaha Conservatory of Music
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        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Saxophonists
            (lcsh) Composers
        • Sources

          • found: Hutcherson, B. Now [SR] 1970: labels (G. McDaniels) container (Gene McDaniels; vocalist)
          • found: Stambler, I. Encyc. of pop, rock & soul, rev. ed. (McDaniels, Gene; Eugene B. "Gene" McDaniels; b. 2-12-35, Kansas City; singer, saxophonist, band leader)
          • found: New York times WWW site, Aug. 2, 2011 (in obituary published Aug. 1: Eugene McDaniels; b. Eugene Booker McDaniels, Feb. 12, 1935, Kansas City, Kan.; first professionally known as Gene McDaniels; d. Friday [July 29, 2011], Kittery Point, Me., aged 76; his mellifluous voice brought him high onto the Billboard charts several times in the early 1960s; wrote Feel like makin' love, which Roberta Flack took to the top of the charts in 1974)
          • found: LC database, Aug. 2, 2011 (hdg.: McDaniels, Gene, 1935- ; usage: Gene McDaniels)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 03, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (McDaniels, Eugene “Gene” Booker; jazz musician, saxophonist, songwriter; born 12 February 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States; attended the Omaha Conservatory of Music; signed as a jazz artist with Liberty Records in California (1959); the gospel-influenced “A Hundred Pounds of Clay,” in the album of the same name, became his breakthrough hit (1961); last Billboard Hot 100 hit came (1963) with “It's a Lonely Town”; became a producer and songwriter; signed with Atlantic Records (1971); died 29 July 2011 in San Luis Obispo, California, United States)
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