Today is Gene Barge's Birthday and the release of "Quarter To Three Revisited."
In June, 1961, the rock & roll/doo-wop song, “Quarter to Three,” made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks. The song was adapted from “A Night with Daddy ‘G’ – Part 1,” an instrumental by Gene “Daddy G” Barge’s group, “Church Street Five” and lyrics and voice by Gary “U.S.” Bonds. Bonds’ other hits include, “School Is Out,” “Dear Lady Twist,” “School Is In,” and “Twist, Twist, Señora.” Barge, known for his great saxophone style, has toured and played with the greats, including Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner, LaVern Baker, Ray Charles, Chuck Willis, the Rolling Stones, Natalie Cole, and of course Chuck D and Public Enemy.
LISTEN to “Quarter To Three Revisited,” NOW!
Check out the new video “Quarter To Three Revisted,” NOW! This video is the first video from Chuck D’s CARcert series. Be on the lookout for more videos coming soon, directed by the one and only CDOC.