From Popmatters.com

"Real, Compared to What"
Anti-War Soul

BY MARK ANTHONY NEAL

"Eugene McDaniels had a solid, if not spectacular, recording career in the 1960s, singing pop ditties for the Liberty label. Disenchanted by the state of race relations in the late 1960s, most notably the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., McDaniels took a brief sojourn from the States. During this period, he wrote “Compared to What.” The song was initially recorded and released by a young soul vocalist by the name of Roberta Flack"

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http://www.popmatters.com/feature/030328-iraq-neal/

From Vibe.com

5 ‘MESSAGE’ ALBUMS YOU SHOULD OWN!…ACCORDING TO QUESTLOVE

Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heroes of the Apocolypse
"A lot of his message songs were so hard hitting that even John [Legend] thought it was a bit too much. Every song of this record had ended up in samples by Pete Rock, ATCQ, Beastie Boys…with his vocals that the VP of the USA in the Nixon admin and called and had him blacklisted from the musicians union. When the United Stated govt and vp has you blacklisted then you must have said something really really strong. The last time I played the record was on a L Hill record and one song “The Parasite” 10 mins by the time your got to the 5th min the audience would be like 'what the hell is this'."

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http://www.vibe.com/2010/09/5-message-albums-you-should-ownaccording-questlove/