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Gene McDaniels

The Echoes Of Joy - a gospel quartet formed by Eugene McDaniels at the age of eleven.

The Five Echoes (members in 1953 Willie Barnes, Eugene McDaniels, James Farmer, Jimmy Mimms and ? ------ Jimmy Mimms left group shortly after it was formed and was replaced by Richard Beasley, at this time Wesley Devreaux (the son of the famous blues shouter Wynonie Harris) also joined group)

The Sultans (members Richard Beasley, Wesley Devreaux, Eugene McDaniels, Willie Barnes and James Farmer)
Duke 125 - How Deep Is The Ocean / Good Thing Baby - 1954
Duke 133 - I Cried My Heart Out / Baby Don't Put Me Down - 1954
Duke 135 - Boppin' With The Mambo / What Makes Me Feel This Way - 1954

The Admirals (members Richard Beasley, Wesley Devreaux, Eugene McDaniels, Willie Barnes and James Farmer) group name change came about because group was broke but still under contract with DUKE records. This way they could record for someone else.

King 4772 - Oh Yes / Left With A Broken Heart - 1955
King 4782 - Close Your Eyes / Give Me Your Love - 1955

Cathy Ryan with The Lucky Millinder Orchestra

King 4792 - It's A Sad, Sad Feeling/ Ow - 1955 Backing Vocals The Admirals.

Bubber Johnson

King 4793 - Ding Dang Doo / Drop Me A Line - 1955 Backing Vocals The Admirals.
King 5068 - A Crazy Afternoon / So Much Tonight - 1955 Backing Vocals The Admirals.

The Sultans

Duke 178 - If I Could Tell / My Love Is So High - 1957

Gene McDaniels (Born Eugene Booker McDaniels 12-February-1935 In Kansas City, Kansas) 

Liberty 55231 - In Times Like These / Once Before – 1959
Liberty 55265 - The Green Door / Facts Of Life – 1960
Liberty 55308 - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay* / Come On Take A Chance (Take A Chance On Love) - 1961 (with The Johnny Mann Singers) (one known copy has surfaced in Los Angeles in 1999 pressed in blue vinyl) *also recorded in 1966 by Jesse Johnson on Old Town 1195.
Liberty 55344 - A Tear / She's Come Back - 1961
Liberty 55371 - Tower Of Strength* / The Secret - 1961 (with The Johnny Mann Singers) *in 1961 Gloria Lynne had an "answer" record to this track titled "You Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength" released on Everest 19428
Liberty 55405 - Chip Chip / Another Tear Falls* - 1962 *Performed By Gene McDaniels In The Film "It's Trad, Dad". (One known copy has surfaced in Los Angeles In 1999 Pressed In Silver Vinyl)
Liberty 55444 - Funny / Chapel Of Tears – 1962
Liberty 55480 - Point Of No Return / Warmer Than A Whisper - 1962 (With The Johnny Mann Singers)
Liberty 55510 - Spanish Lace / Somebody's Waiting – 1962
Liberty 55541 - The Puzzle / Cry Baby Cry – 1963
Liberty 55597 - It's A Lonely Town (Lonely Without You) / False Friends – 1963
Liberty 55637 - Old Country / Anyone Else – 1963
Liberty 55723 - Make Me A Present Of You / In Times Like These – 1964
Liberty 55752 - (There Goes) The Forgotten Man / Emily – 1964
Liberty 55805 - Walk With A Winner / A Miracle – 1965
Liberty 55834 - Hang On (Just A Little Bit Longer) / Will It Last Forever – 1965
Columbia 43800 - Something Blue / Cause I Love You So – 1966
Columbia 44010 - Touch Of Your Lips / Sweet Lover No More – 1967

Eugene McDaniels

Atlantic 2805 - The Lord Is Back / Tell Me Mr. President – 1971

Universal-Jones (Members Gene McDaniels ............................)

MGM / Verve 10677 - Feeling That Glow / River – 1972
MGM / Verve 10697 - Tuesday Morning / We All Know A Lot Of Things, But I Don't Know - 1972

Gene McDaniels

MGM 14613 - Ol' Heartbreak Top Ten / River – 1973
United Artists 0053 - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay / Tower Of Strength - 1973 (Silver Spotlight Series)
United Artists 0054 - Chip Chip / Point Of No Return - 1973 (Silver Spotlight Series)
Ode 66107 - Lady Fair / Natural Juices – 1975
Ode 66107 - Lady Fair / River – 1975
Collectables Col 062077 - Tower Of Strenght / Chip Chip - ?

Tennessee Ernie Ford / Gene McDaniels

Collectables Col 063007 - Sixteen Tons / A Hundred Pounds Of Clay - ?

Fats Domino / Gene McDaniels

Amp 91147 - Blue Monday / A Hundred Pounds Of Clay* - ? *Flip By Gene McDaniels.

Trivia

Gene McDaniels appeared in the British Rock Film "It's Trad, Dad" in 1962, which was retitled "Ring-A-Ding-Rhythm" in the U.S.A.

Gene McDaniels penned the modern day Jazz Standard "Compared To What" for his old friend Les McCann, Who along with Eddie Harris had a 1969 hit with it on Atlantic 2694. Song was also a northern fave as covered by Mr. Flood's Party In 1971 on GM 714. Gene McDaniels wrote "Feel Like Makin' Love" A 1974 hit for Roberta Flack on Atlantic 3025.
 (Who also covered "Compared To What" in 1969 on Atlantic 2665) 

Updates by Bosko Asanovic