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Eugene McDaniels: Screams and Whispers

Read "Screams and Whispers" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Eugene McDaniels--vocalist, lyricist, fearless social commentator, and composer of massive hits such as “Compared to What" and “Feel Like Makin' Love"--is back. Sample-hungry DJs have been snapping up 30+ year-old vinyl copies of his Joel Dorn-produced, futuristic folk/funk/gospel/jazz fusion LPs ( Outlaw and Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse ) for quite some time now. Besides offering sweet soul, unusual arrangements, and seriously funky beats, McDaniels' raw nerve approach to socio-political matters on tunes such as “Love Letter To America," “Supermarket ...

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Eugene McDaniels: Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

Read "Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse" reviewed by AAJ Staff


This is soul. Not Al Green soul. Not Isaac Hayes soul (but perhaps a bit closer to that). This is the soul of the black man. It is the soul of a student of history who is sick and tired of force-feeding and ready to spit back. This is the soul of a man tired of the system and using his art to reframe and correct it.

When it first came out in 1971, Eugene McDaniels’ vitriolic statement irked and ...


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