Sunday, March 30, 2008

Eugene Blacknell Revisited

Eugene Blacknell / Alternate Footage

I came across this video clip again this PM and thought I'd share it with IDR readers. I did post a feature on Eugene Blacknell last year. Here is the blurb which accompanies the video:

This video features rare vintage footage from 1960s/70s of Eugene Blacknell and his band in the city of Oakland and surrounding areas.

Oakland guitar ace Eugene Blacknell released multiple singles that ranged in style from raw r'n'b to power house funk. His musical career stretched from the early 1960s to the end of the 1980s and during that time he established himself as an East Bay original, an entrepreneur, an activist, and a family man. With so many accomplishments it's an irony of fate that he died before releasing an album despite having recorded enough material for several. This will be the first official Eugene Blacknell album, and the story of a Bay Area legend.

For more info visit: http://www . ubiquityrecords . com

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