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26 Nov

Thanksgiving…

…as perfectly expressed by the brilliant Eugene McDaniels. Earlier known as Gene McDaniels, he had hits like “100 Pounds of Clay”, wrote classics like Roberta Flack ‘s “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and channeled iconic masterpieces like protest song “Compared to What”, best interpreted by Eddie Harris’ and Les McCann’s magic moment in time at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1969.

Very big on social commentary through his music,  this track from his 1971 album “Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse” was light years was ahead of its time.

 

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