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Gene Barge (born August 9, 1926) is an American tenor and alto saxophonist and composer in several bands. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he was a founding member of the 1960s band The Church Street Five, which recorded for the locally-based label, LeGrand Records, operated by Frank Guida .In 1961, The Dovells reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a song called The Bristol Stomp, which refers to Bristol, PA (USA) and includes the line "We ponied and twisted and we rocked with Daddy G". Since Gene Barge had earlier co-written "A Night With Daddy 'G' - Part 1" and "A Night With Daddy 'G' - Part 2" (Legrand LEG 1004), many applied the pseudonym 'Daddy G' to him. It is not known whether the 'Daddy G' of that 1961 song lyric was intended to be Gene Barge or Bishop 'Daddy' Grace, a Norfolk, Virginia evangelist, whose church address was the inspiration for the naming of the group.The lyrics to Gary U.S. Bond's 1961 hit on LeGrand, "Quarter To Three, which were added to the original Church Street Five instrumental, mentions the Church Street Five and Daddy G, and contains the exhortation "Blow, Daddy!"Barge moved from Virginia to Chicago in the early 1960s to widen his music and acting careers. He worked with Chess Records during the 1960s, playing on recording sessions and providing arrangements along with some production work. In the 1970s, he continued to produce as well as arrange records, including Natalie Cole's early hits. Barge has toured and played with such notables as Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner, LaVern Baker, Ray Charles, Chuck Willis, The Rolling Stones and Natalie Cole; and he had roles in major movies starring Gene Hackman, Chuck Norris, Harrison Ford and Steven Seagal. He has also toured in recent years under the pseudonym 'Daddy G.' Wikipedia

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Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House M.D.2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Blues2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Jaded1998writer: "Nite With Daddy G"
Under Siege1992writer: "RAP MAMA GOOSE", "LOVE YOU TO DEATH", "SEA OF BLUES"
Dogfight1991writer: "TWIST, TWIST SEÑORA"
Mask1985writer: "Quarter to Three", "Havin' So Much Fun"
Valley Girl1983writer: "School Is In"
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Guardian2006/ISax - Chicago Catz
Chain Reaction1996James Washington
The Fugitive199311th District Cop
Under Siege1992Bail Jumper
The Package1989Secret Service Agent
Above the Law1988Detective Henderson
Code of Silence1985Det. Music
Stony Island1978Percy Price

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Save the Children1973Documentary musical director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mavis!2015DocumentaryHimself
The Making of Stony Island, Music Makes Us One2012Video documentary shortHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Street Carol1992TV MovieHimself

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1Is the "Daddy G" referred to by Gary U.S. Bonds in the 1961 song, "Quarter To Three" due to his sax playing on an earlier record, "A Night With Daddy G" by The Church Street Five. Played the tenor sax solos on the song as well. Also mentioned in the 1961 hit, "Bristol Stomp" by The Dovells. Barge picked up the name Daddy G from Bishop Daddy Grace, founder of The United House Of Prayer For All People in 1919.
2Worked as a producer and arranger with Chess Records in Chicago in the 1960s and '70s.
3Played the tenor sax solos on the 1957 hit, "C.C. Rider" by Chuck Willis.
4To date he has only appeared in movies directed by Andrew Davis.


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