Monday, January 19, 2009

Eugene Blacknell - Alternate Footage + Previously Unreleased LP

I rate this previously unreleased LP highly. Apparently Eugene never released a full album. The album has choice cuts from different eras, as well as unreleased tunes, and rarities such as radio spots he did for local club shows. This montage of footage and LP clips is fantastic as well. I hope this inspires you to pick up the LP, and hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do.

Straight from the Ubiquity Records camp:

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.

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