Somewhere along the line, you might've heard one of the biggest hits to ever come out of the world of jazz: it was a song originally made famous by Les McCann and Eddie Harris back in 1969, called Compared To What
. If you were in the right place at the right time, you might've even caught them doing it live
. Or, if you were born a little too late for all that, you might've heard the song performed by John Legend and the Roots
. Well, the man who wrote the song, Gene McDaniels
, has just left us
at age 76. RIP Gene McDaniels.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 2, 2011 -