A Celebration of Gene’s Life

Eugene McDanielsIt’s been almost a year of loss and healing for all of us who knew and loved Gene and were touched by his incredible presence. We shall endeavor to keep his spirit alive through this site with his music, his musings, his writings, his philosophy, much of which has never before been shared. Like Gene himself, this will be dynamic and ever-changing and is for us a labor of love. This will be a celebration of his life.

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My Being

“My being is captive to
The concept of time
The universe calls
I answer in Rhymes…” — Eugene McDaniels

February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011

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Sweet Forever

Gene McDanielsGene McDaniels, adored father, adoring husband and incredible friend passed gently into the sweet forever on July 29, 2011 at his home on the Maine coast that he loved so much. Gene is music: lyrical, complex, joyful, perceptive, political, romantic, multifaceted, melodious and magnificent. He is a man of great passion, countless musical personalities, an activist and a spiritualist, a patriot and a rebel, the singer and the song. He loved deeply and is deeply loved. Gene’s continuing body of work and ongoing projects will be brought forth over time. Please enjoy the ever-unfolding artistry and vision of this prolific artist, unique spirit, and remarkable man. As Gene says, stop by and visit sometime.

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Aretha Franklin

Check out the Queen of Soul — I just discovered one of my songs, Tree of Life, on her album, Rare and Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign. Just listen to her — unbelievable.

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Gene McDaniels and Mike Melvoin hang with Chopin

Check out this new video – lyrics by Gene McDaniels, Mike Melvoin on piano, playing Chopin:

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Blessings Demo Album with Mike Melvoin

Listen FREE to this Demo Album from Gene McDaniels & Mike Melvoin


I love this potential album. We only got to demo the tunes and never had a chance to really produce them. –McD.

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Humans Being with Terry Silverlight

Terry Silverlight and I collaborated on a number of songs I want to share with you all. Here are 2 of them for you to hear, and there will be more coming soon!
I hope you enjoy these 2 tunes. -McD.

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Eugene McDaniels and Mike Melvoin “The Melody Is You”

Eugene McDaniels and Mike Melvoin give an unrehearsed performance of their song ‘The Melody Is You’ at The Kitano in NYC in September 2010.

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Eugene McDaniels and Tom Snow Write “Speak Gently”

Eugene McDaniels and pianist/composer Tom Snow rehearse their new song “Speak Gently” for the very first time in September of 2010.

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“Bathing in the Breeze” by Eugene McDaniels and Terry Silverlight

Hey Good People! This gift tune is my thanks to you for your support over the years. Thanks!

Bathing In the Breeze by Eugene McDaniels

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